Popping Bottles: Best Bubbly to Sip Midair

Nothing quenches the thirst quite like champagne while traveling by executive charter. The crisp, fruity beverage is perfect for plane rides, easing some of the tension of traveling long distances. But what is the best champagne to drink while aboard an aircraft? Here are a few brands of bubbly that are ideal for sipping while looking out the window on your next trip through the clouds.

Dom Perignon

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One of the most recognizable champagnes available, Dom Perignon remains a favorite of sparking wine enthusiasts around the world. With a composition of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay, this champagne offers a distinctive taste and a dry finish. This vintage champagne is a great drink for any occasion, especially while cruising the skies.

Armand de Brignac (Ace of Spades)

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Heralded by the likes of Jay-Z and George Clooney, this French champagne offers a unique glass of bubbly in a stunning, gold bottle. Featuring strong fruity characteristics, and a creamy texture, this champagne must be tasted to be believed. The winner of many blind taste tests, Ace of Spades is a great champagne that lives up to the hype. This full-bodied bubbly is perfect for a trip of any length, helping to pass the time while en route to your destination.

Cristal

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Created in 1876, this champagne produces a mulch-layered experience unlike any other champagne on the market. With hints of citrus, pear, vanilla and nutmeg, this complex champagne is delicious and worthy of its prestigious reputation. Complete with a dry finish, Cristal is one of the most unique champagnes available. Drink this bubbly to make any flight a special occasion.

Krug

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With a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, this fantastic champagne is unlike any other glass of bubbly around. With an oak-y smell, creamy texture and nutty finish, Krug offers a product that is truly unique in the champagne industry. Due to the strict procedures creating this blend each year, a level of consistency makes Krug different from the other fine champagnes available. This beverage is ideal for business trips, providing just the right amount of fruity taste and nuttiness to close any professional outing.

Whatever champagne you choose, it is difficult to go wrong with any of these elite brands of bubbly. Time spent on an airplane should be relaxing, and each of these champagnes will allow you to enjoy your flight to the fullest. If you are looking to rent a jet, contact Cirrus Aviation at (702) 472-9714.

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