Emirates serves only one brand of champagne to their first class passengers

Emirates is consistently ranked as one of the best airlines in the world.

From its exclusive flight attendant program to its luxurious first-class amenities, the Dubai-based airline has garnered a very deserving reputation within the industry since it was the first airline to introduce private suites on commercial planes back in 2003. Their commitment to excellence reverberates from its first-class cabin and all the way to economy, consistently setting the standard for air travel

It's a commitment that the enterprise has continued to invest in since its inception in 1985 for all of its passengers, regardless of cabin, and extends far beyond into the airline's food and beverage service, which the brand prides itself on. Since 2006, Emirates has invested over $700 million on its wine program alone, offering over 200 wines annually that are sourced from around the world. The company's wine cellar in Burgundy, France stores an impressive 7 million bottles, some of which will won't be opened until 2035. 

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Emirates flight attendants go through a rigorous training process that includes everything from defense training, mixology lessons and medical training. 

It's not just that the crew members have to learn how to give CPR and assist in emergency situations. They have to look the part, complete with red high heels and a particular shade of lipstick.

"We represent Arabia, and so [we] have designed our uniform and beauty standards to be a blend of modern and traditional, as well as respectful to the area where we live, with the tan color representing the desert sand and warmth of the gulf region," explained an airline representative to AOL Lifestyle.

Since 2009, the Emirates team has been wearing the same uniform of a cream skirt with red outlinings.

The Emirates uniforms were drawn up to help give the airline a more business-oriented image. The airline tested various uniforms in airports by evaluating how different travelers reacted. 

Their uniform is representative of the airline's history and base in Dubai and contributes to the airline's image. 

"Intrinsic to the Emirates look and feel is the iconic hat which incorporates an attractive white silk scarf wrapped around the red hat and curves round the wearer’s neck giving tribute to the traditions of the Middle East," explained the airline to AOL Lifestyle.

"Not only does it remind people that the global airline is based in the Middle East, but it complements the uniform. This has been integral part of the Emirates uniform worn by crew members since the launch of the airline in 1985. This is an item of uniform that will always stay with Emirates, as it is very much a part of the Emirates brand and is recognized around the globe."

Their uniforms, down to the exact color of their hair scrunchie, are outlined by the airline's rulebook.

Part of being an Emirates' flight attendant is not just behaving the part, but looking the part too. Emirates' flight attendants must dress in the airlines' uniform, consisting of a cream skirt and blouse, along with a matching jacket and scarf (to mimic the airline's base in the United Arab Emirates.

Flight attendants also must wear a red hat, too, while in the airport and boarding and deboarding the plane. 

Their uniforms were made to survive long-haul flights.

Everything down to the very material of the uniforms is to promise that the airline's representatives look presentable. The uniforms for both the male and female flight attendants are made with 4 percent Lycra to ensure no wrinkles, while maximizing comfortability and flexibility.

Uniform accessories are made from leather. 

They're even particular about their beauty standards, too. 

Applicants with visible tattoos don't meet Emirates requirements' -- and cosmetic bandages aren't allowed. Necklaces and bracelets aren't allowed to be worn, while cabin crew members can *only* wear pearls, gold, diamond or crystal studs if they choose to wear earrings.  

Even their nails must be up to Emirates standards. 

Nude, light pinks and French manicures are permitted, and certain red nail polish is allowed. The team has an "Imaging and Grooming Department" where all these rules are outlined. 

There is even a shade of lipstick called "Emirates red." 

Because Emirates is so intent on uniformity, cabin crew members are required to wear red lipstick to stay on brand. Many of these workers opt for MAC's long-lasting "Russian Red," outlined by red lipliner. Liquid eyeliner is strongly encouraged, and can be applied with black or beige eyeshadow. These requirements are learned during flight attendant training, where trainees can learn about the airline's beauty standards. 

Their hair is always up. 

For the airline workers, longer hair should be kept in a French twist or bun, secured with a red scrunchie. Men must be well-groomed. A mustache is allowed, but not a beard.

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Champagne is the most popular choice of alcoholic beverages for its first-class and business passengers -- an impressive feat considering passengers who fly Emirates are offered over 30 spirits, aperitifs and liqueurs in addition to a cocktail menu with 12 mixed drinks, when flying. Despite the expansive beverage list, however, there is only one kind of champagne offered to its Emirates' first-class travelers. And it's the best of the best. 

Dom Perignon. 

"Dom Pérignon in a glass immediately stands out in almost every way," explained Rich Buchanan, Senior Brand Education Manager at Moët Hennessy North America. "On the nose, you have those beguiling aromas of toasty brioche bread, intense dried citrus, and a hard-to-pinpoint dark minerality. The aromas of Dom Pérignon, to my nose, are the most fascinating in the world of champagne."

It's a quality that cannot be replicated, nor tasted, in any other brand:

"When you taste Dom Pérignon, it’s a multidimensional sensation. The tiny bubbles provide texture and an energy to the wine. The harmony and the contrasts of the structure of the Pinot Noir and the high-tone notes of Chardonnay add to this almost multi-dimensional aspect of the wine. It can be bright and fruity. It can have minerality and salinity," Buchanan continued.

The "longstanding" relationship between airline and Moët, producer of Dom Perignon, began over 25 years ago, added Stephen Towler, Emirates Senior Beverage Advisor. "We have a like-minded partner in the brand, who also strives to bring the dining experience to life and help elevate the rarity and richness of their product." 

No matter if you're planning an upcoming trip on an Emirates flight or are looking to expand your palate, Buchanan has become one of our go-to sources for all things bubbly. The expert's number one tip when purchasing champagne is to ensure they're actually purchasing a bottle from France. 

"The fact that there is an official region in the northeast of France that has some of the most strict rules and standards for making wine makes champagne truly unique in the world of wine," he said. "Each champagne house has a different style of wine, so that might be my second suggestion: find a house that produces a style of champagne that you enjoy." 

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Food and a selection of beverages are laid out on the new bar area for the Airbus A380 aircraft during the unveiling at the ITB Travel Fair in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Flying bars that cater to premium passengers on the worlds biggest fleet of A380 superjumbos are set for a saloon-style upgrade as Gulf carrier Emirates seeks to use the sky-high hangouts to lure affluent travelers. Photographer: Rolf Schulten/Bloomberg via Getty Images
The new bar area for the Emirates Airlines A380 aircraft sits on display as it is unveiled to the trade and media during the ITB Travel Fair in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Flying bars that cater to premium passengers on the worlds biggest fleet of A380 superjumbos are set for a saloon-style upgrade as Gulf carrier Emirates seeks to use the sky-high hangouts to lure affluent travelers. Photographer: Rolf Schulten/Bloomberg via Getty Images
The new bar area for the Emirates Airlines A380 aircraft sits on display as it is unveiled to the trade and media during the ITB Travel Fair in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Flying bars that cater to premium passengers on the worlds biggest fleet of A380 superjumbos are set for a saloon-style upgrade as Gulf carrier Emirates seeks to use the sky-high hangouts to lure affluent travelers. Photographer: Rolf Schulten/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A first class 'mini-cabin' seat aboard an Emirates Airlines A380 on August 1, 2008. Emirates becomes the first commercial Airbus A380 jet to land in the United States at JFK International Airport in New York. The A380 is the world's largest airliner with 49 percent more floor space and 35 percent more seating than the previous largest aircraft. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Scenes from inside the Emirates Dubai First and Business class lounges on September 3, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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