Flying in economy doesn’t have to mean settling for subpar wines. We turned to T+L’s wine and spirits editor for his picks of what to order when you fly.

Top Economy-Class Bottles

Air France: Skalli Vin de Pays d’Oc Merlot 2004

Air New Zealand: Ata Rangi Célèbre, Wairarapa, 2007 (“By far,the best served in coach by any airline.”)

American: Domaine de PellehautBlanc, Gascogne

Emirates: Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial N.V.

Lan Airlines: 35 South Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

South African Airways: Danie de Wet Limestone Hill Chardonnay 2008

Scandinavian Airlines: Lurton Bonarda-Malbec 2007

Singapore: Paul Mas Vignobles Cabernet de Cabernet 2007

Virgin Atlantic: Marqués de Caza Tempranillo 2007