Bottoms Up: Royal Caribbean Partners with French Winemakers

Royal Caribbean International is launching a series of experiential beverage programs to vacationing wine aficionados through an exclusive new partnership with renowned French winemaker Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite).

The program debuted in December aboard the new Allure of the Seas and will be deployed fleet-wide by the end of first quarter 2011. The hour-long Lafite Wine Experience features a tasting of four wines from the winemaker’s Reserve Speciale series and is available to guests for $29.00 per person. 

Although the Chateau Lafite first growth wine is not part of the tasting during the ‘wine tour’ of Bordeaux, guests will sample four Reserve Speciale wines, beginning with Reserve Speciale Bordeaux Blanc and Rouge, progressing to Reserve Speciale Medoc, and finally culminating in Reserve Speciale Pauillac

Led by a Royal Caribbean Cellar Master, the Lafite Wine Experience aims to expand guests’ understanding of several of the growing regions in Bordeaux and how its soil cultivates the grapes and elevates the wines’ bouquet. Along the way, guests will learn the perfect food pairings and have an option to purchase a special two-bottle gift set to take home in addition to the information kit they will receive during the program.

The Lafite Wine Experience will be available fleet-wide and may be booked onboard or in advance here.

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