The trips support the company's mission to provide great value and unique access to the worlds best culinary experiences and to make those experiences so special, that they are recounted (or bragged about) upon one's return home.
Sample bragging opportunities for the 2013 season include:
A multi-course, wine-paired dinner at Chateau Smith Haut-Lafite in Bordeaux hosted by star Napa winemaker David Ramey who has previously worked in Bordeaux - on the Oceania Nautica June 13-20 Lisbon to London cruise. A vertical library tasting of Duckhorn's acclaimed Merlot, with founder Margaret Duckhorn - on the June 26 to July 3 Azamara Journey Rome to Monte Carlo cruise. A private wine-maker hosted luncheon at a top Chateauneuf-du-Pape winery served by a Michelin starred chef on the Azamara Journey July 3-11 Monte Carlo to Barcelona cruise. A tour of the Grgich family winery in Croatia with Violet Grgich - on the Oceania Riviera Sept 7-19 Venice to Barcelona cruise. The value of a Food & Wine Trails cruise becomes apparent when viewed against a comparable land-based culinary vacation. Whereas a typical price for a land-based wine program is $4,000 to $5,000 per week per person, the price of a similar length Food & Wine Trails wine cruise starts at $2,274. This includes the cruise cost with transportation to and within Europe, all meals and entertainment, plus an exclusive to the group wine experience with winemaker dinners, parties, receptions and educational wine tastings.
If bragging-rights and value float your boat, Food & Wine Trails can be contacted at 800 367-5348, or firstname.lastname@example.org. A complete list of 2013 wine cruises can be found at www.foodandwinetrails.com/cruises