Cunard Uncorks Headline Speakers for 2019 Wine Voyage
Wednesday 27th March 2019, 11:15am
Oz Clarke, Will Lyons and Charles Metcalfe to headline Voyage du Vin on board Queen Victoria
Luxury cruise line Cunard has announced three of wine’s biggest names as the headline speakers for the second annual ‘Voyage Du Vin’, onboard Queen Victoria, setting sail this September.
As one of the three famed wine experts on the voyage, Oz Clarke is one of the world’s foremost wine connoisseurs. Clarke has written several award-winning books, and is generally regarded as leading Britain’s wine revolution in the 1990s and 2000s. Clarke has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows, including Food and Drink, the lond-running BBC Food show. He said: “Whether you’re an existing wine buff, or simply have a love of fine wine, fine holidays and good times, the Voyage Du Vin 2019 is sure to delight.
Joining Clarke, is award winning columnist and broadcaster Will Lyons, who will bring his trademark humour and down to earth style to the voyage. For more than a decade Lyons has published a weekly column on wine, formerly in the Wall Street Journal and now The Sunday Times. His humorous, informed, down-to-earth writing has been recognised in both the Glenfiddich and Roederer win writing awards.
Supporting them will be Charles Metcalfe, the International Wine Challenge’s co-chairman. One of the best-known, most spontaneous and amusing wine critics in Britain, Metcalfe presented drinks and occasionally food items for 12 years as one of the Richard and Judy team on the ITV programme, ‘This Morning’.
Along with talks from the experts, guests will experience daily wine tasting, parings and fine dining, featuring over 400 wines from 23 countries.
Following last year’s hugely successful inaugural trip, the two week voyage will see Cunard’s Queen Victoria sail to some of the leading wine regions of France, Spain & Italy including calls to Vigo, Mallorca, Livorno (for Florence) Cannes, Barcelona and Gibraltar where guests can go ashore and explore the diverse cultures, tastes and experiences each destination has to offer.
Lee Powell, VP Brand and Product, Cunard said: “Voyage du Vin will offer a unique and truly extraordinary way for wine lovers to uncork some of the world’s leading wines, while travelling in style onboard one of Cunard’s iconic ships, Queen Victoria.”
The much anticipated Voyage Du Vin 2019 will depart Southampton on 6th September, returning 14 nights later.