2014 South America Cruise Day 6 – At Sea

Day 6 was the first sea-day of our 2014 South America Cruise. Sea-days are a great way to relax and enjoy a wine tasting and the facilities of the Mariner at a leisurely pace!!

2014 South America Cruise Day 6 - At Sea

What a beautiful day to be at sea, sailing the Pacific Ocean down the Chilean Coast, and people wonder why I like the sea!

2014 South America Cruise Day 6 - At Sea

Breakfast was in Compass Rose, had to try the Banana Pancakes, they were excellent. The food on-board was great, although a bit more chili would not hurt.

2014 South America Cruise Day 6 - At SeaAfter breakfast the first Wine Tasting of the cruise was scheduled where the Head Sommelier, Gergana Malakeva, Gerri, presented the “Wines Around The World”.

2014 South America Cruise Day 6 - At Sea

Ricardo, one of the Sommeliers on-board, setting up the tasting. 2014 South America Cruise Day 6 - At Sea

The idea behind this tasting is to showcase the wines available as a part of the overall package and to introduce the premium wines on the Connoisseurs List that are available for a price. They usually discount a few of the wines to try to entice a purchase or three, the prices are ok, considering we are on-board a ship.

2014 South America Cruise Day 6 - At Sea

A few of the wines on the Connoisseurs List, the Screaming Eagle and Grange are missing.

2014 South America Cruise Day 6 - At Sea

Tasted a few good wines, but nothing to rave about.

2014 South America Cruise Day 6 - At Sea

My only complaint is that the Sommeliers were a bit light on the pour, which is not a big deal when you can grab a drink 24 hours a day on-board.

2014 South America Cruise Day 6 - At Sea

The wines that were tasted. My favourite white was the Frascati, none of the reds stood out as that better than the others, but they were all of a good standard.

This cruise was Gerri’s first cruise as the Head Sommelier. Gerri knows her stuff and loves to teach people about wine! Her husband, Anatoli, is also working on-board, he was promoted from Head Sommelier to Assistant Food and Beverage Manager, which makes him her boss.

Re-post from my 2014 Cruise due to corruption that occurred during the migration of my blog.

 

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