Exploring England's Sparkling Wines
This pre-cruise land program is not yet available for purchase. Specific details for this program are not yet finalized and the tour elements are subject to change. An email announcement will be sent to all confirmed group members 6 to 7 months before departure.
Concealed for many years under the guise of British humor, English wine is no longer something to laugh at, although many Brits would like us to continue to think so. They would prefer to keep the local bottle prices down and enjoy their weekend outings to tasting rooms tucked away in the lush English countryside, unfettered by foreign wine enthusiasts such as ourselves. However, the truth is that Southern England is now one of the fastest growing and most exciting wine regions in the world. It is also one of the most pleasurable places to visit, offering centuries of history infused by charming architecture and landscapes, mixed with an abundance of English hospitality and cheer. The result is a 'dosage' worth savoring.
Food & Wine Trails has partnered with a team of local sommeliers to provide you with an introduction to some of the best English sparkling (and some still) wines, along with culinary experiences ranging from traditional to modern English cuisine and on to afternoon tea. This three day pre-cruise package is set in the heart of South Downs National Park and a short distance from the region's top producers. From rolling farmland and ancient woodlands to picturesque market towns and historic estates, this area embodies the quintessential English countryside holiday.