Cunard Announces World’s Finest Cellar at Sea this National Wine Day
By Gordon Radley : Senior Global News & Social Affairs Editor – Hollywood London : http://www.radleycorp.com
Delight in the finest collection of wines aboard the majestically remastered Queen Mary 2 and experience the exclusivity of The Cunard Wine Academy
On board Cunard’s newly rejuvenated flagship Queen Mary 2, passengers will now be able to indulge in a unique collection of 450 fine wines, including the highly sought after California Screaming Eagle at $4,500 per bottle, which is to be served by the glass for the very first time.
Additionally a unique collection of vintage port wines, the only assortment of its kind in the world, has been specially assembled to join the enhanced wine cellar. The 46 different vintage ports, each produced in a key year of Cunard’s 176-year history, will form part of a specially commissioned permanent display in the new Carinthia Lounge. This is being created as part of the ship’s major 25 day refit this June that befits the status of the world’s only ocean liner.
Guests on board the luxurious Queen Mary 2 can now experience The Cunard Wine Academy, an all sensory experience of food and wine pairings, tastings and producer master classes for the appreciation of even the most advanced wine graduate.
To enhance guests’ enjoyment of the elegant wines without compromising the quality, the introduction of the new Coravin™ wine pouring system used on board, uses a needle to extract the desired quantity of wine required from a bottle.
Angus Struthers, Cunard Director says: “Our new fine wines, together with our unique port collection inspired by Cunard’s history, epitomise our craftsmanship. The Cunard Wine Academy offers even more to our guests than just an unforgettable journey – it pairs Cunard’s extraordinary experience aboard the Queen Mary 2 Remastered with the finest wine cellar at sea.”
Cunard’s Head of Fine Wines Anthony Habert says: “Our sommeliers together with our suppliers have searched the world for exciting new additions to Cunard’s famous wine list. We’re proud that we can offer a wine to compliment every palate and occasion.”