Wine Experts

Wine Experts

We taste more than 1,000 wines every year. So you can savour the best.

Each year, we invite three of the world’s leading experts to taste our wines – New World, Old World, red and white. Tested under cabin pressure, they look out for all the defining characteristics of a great wine. So the next time you take a sip on board, you know you’re enjoying something special that stood up to two of the harshest tests: cabin pressure and wine critics.


Jeannie Cho Lee

Jeannie Cho Lee

The first Asian to be awarded Master of Wine, Jeannie is a wine critic, judge, educator and award-winning author of Asian Palate. Her book won the Gourmand Award for Best Food and Wine Pairing Book in the World.


In 2009, Jeannie was awarded the Vinitaly International Award for her contributions to the wine industry. Jeannie holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University and a Certificat de Cuisine from Cordon Bleu. She’s also trained as a Master Sake Sommelier at Japan’s Sake Service Institute.


Michael Hill Smith

Michael Hill Smith

Michael is a wine consultant, wine judge, writer and commentator. In 1988, he was the first Australian to pass the rigorous Master of Wine examination and won the Madame Bollinger Tasting Medal that same year. He established the highly rated Shaw + Smith winery with Martin Shaw in Adelaide Hills in 1989.


As the current Australian Regional Chairman for the Decanter World Wine Awards, Michael has extensive tasting experience in numerous international and Australian wine shows. Michael received his education in Roseworthy Agricultural College and holds an Advanced Diploma from the London Cordon Bleu School. In 2008, he was awarded the prestigious Order of Australia in recognition of his contribution to the Australian wine industry.


Oz Clarke

Oz Clarke

Oz is one of the world’s most celebrated and colourful wine authorities. His passion began as a student in Oxford University, where he was captain of the Wine Tasting Team. Having won all the major wine writing awards – from the Glenfiddich, to the Andre Simon, to the Wine Guild – Oz also authored numerous books on wine, including Bordeaux, which was named the Louis Roederer International Wine Book of the Year in 2009.


As a former actor, Oz also hosts several popular television and radio programmes on wine. He was awarded the Officier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole by the French government.


Air Sommeliers

Trained to know wine in every possible way. By colour and hue, brightness and clarity, and taste, aromas and smells, to complement the meal you’ll be enjoying on board.


Fine Wine and Champagne

Take your pick from an awarded wine list that includes signature Champagnes, Krug Grande Cuvée and Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, specially selected to complement your meal.


A Celebration of Champagne

 

Discover some of the most exclusive Champagnes in the world from Singapore Airlines’ First Class Champagne Cellar.


A Celebration of Champagne
introduces five rare Champagnes to our Suites and First Class Customers. The selection, which has been carefully sourced from France and curated by SIA’s Wine Consultants, includes a variety of Grower and Artisanal Champagnes from smaller vineyards, as well as Prestige Cuvées from renowned Champagne houses.


The rotational selection of these exciting Champagnes will be offered alongside our signature Prestige Cuvées, Krug Grande Cuvées and Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, in our Suites and First Class cabins.


Experience the wonder of Champagne with our Celebration of Champagne.



To watch the previous episodes of the A Celebration of Champagne series, click here:

Champagne Vilmart Grand Cellier d’Or 2018: http://bit.ly/45LRedQ

2016 Volupte Blanc de Blancs by Champagne Geoffroy: https://bit.ly/46FxVUW

Champagne Henri Giraud MV 18 Aÿ Grand Cru: https://youtu.be/e-Wk8liWui0

2007 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires: https://youtu.be/_nEphnT7yiA