We pop the cork on the world of sparkling wines – and discover why a glass of bubbly on board Cunard is always special.
Blessed with mineral-rich volcanic soil, verdant valleys and free-flowing sunshine, Southern Europe is a wine producer's holy grail. In this part of the world, wine isn't an after-work escape or a weekend treat: it's an intrinsic part of everyday life. Wine is an elixir to endless sun-drenched days, a staple on the dinner table, each mouthful mindfully savoured.
Experiencing these celebrated vineyards firsthand is a highlight of a Cunard voyage to the Mediterranean. With ancient traditions, fantastic food pairings and a range of tailored excursions at every port, it's a dream voyage for anyone with an interest in wine.
"Wine is the only artwork you can drink." - Luis Fernando Olaverri.
Will Lyons, Sunday Times wine columnist and previous guest speaker on Cunard's Voyage du Vin, recommends two refreshing drinks for us to try this summer.
With a hand-picked selection of wines from across the globe available on each of our ships, exploring the vineyards of the world begins the moment you step on board with Cunard.
Wine is just one of a myriad of discoveries to be made with Cunard. Delve into the history of the world's most famous sparkling wines, learn to make a new cocktail, or plan an on board wine experience: all from your own home.