A seamless sparkle

Air France reveals the best of French wine on board and in our lounges.

Pure french effervescence

As a quintessential symbol of refinement, champagne has represented France’s elegant and sparkling identity for centuries. Like the finest French wines, champagne is protected by a controlled designation of origin (appellation d’origine contrôlée - AOC) with rigorous production criteria to guarantee exceptional quality. Air France offers you the best vintages for an unforgettable experience.  


On board and in our lounges

Champagne is available in all our long-haul cabins. Our sommeliers’ choices are based on quality to offer you the best of French vineyards. Our wine and champagne list is prepared by Paolo Basso, the 2013 best sommelier in the world.  

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Paolo basso, the world’s elite sommelier

Paolo Basso is one of the most skilled palates in the world. He was elected best sommelier of Switzerland in 1997, and in 2010, he won the European title. In 2013, he was named the best sommelier in the world. Paolo Basso has worked in numerous establishments recognized by the most renowned gastronomic guides. The oenologist has acquired extensive experience in rare wines and has become a recognized expert over the years. Consultant for several hotel chains and juror of international tasting competitions, Paolo Basso is keen to pass on his knowledge. He teaches at the Changins Wine School in Switzerland and the Worldsom School in Bordeaux, France. 

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