What does it take to cater wines for the Singapore Airlines fleet? How about roughly $5,000,000 for business class Champagne alone?? And that nets just over 200,000 bottles of the bubbles to be served to passengers, roughly a third of the total bottles purchased in a year. These details come from the tender reference the carrier published for wholesalers who are seeking to supply the carrier’s wines for 2015-2016 (and which I first saw here).
For First Class there are only six options and no Champagne tender outstanding. The total volume is also significantly lower; only ~2100 cases are indicated compared to the 50,000+ cases for Business Class.
The tender also mentions the Premium Economy cabin, seeking a supply of both Champagne and sparkling wines from other regions. The price point for the Premium Economy cabin is about 80 euro per case of 12 bottles and the company is seeking 8,000 cases for the first year of Premium Economy service.
No, I’m not entirely sure there is really anything of value in this data, but it was a fun read.
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