Seattle, December 15, 2009 â€“ Windstar Cruises, which operates a three-ship fleet of luxury yachts that explore hidden harbors and secluded coves of the worldâ€™s most treasured destinations, unveils its new Yachtsmenâ€™s Discovery Wine Program featuring Wines By The Glass, Wine Flights and Wine Tastings.
The Wines By The Glass program debuts this month, followed by the launch of Wine Flights and Wine Tastings in early 2010.
An impressive 21 wines comprise the Wines By The Glass menu offering guests an outstanding choice of 14 distinct varietals/blends, drawn from the soils of 13 distinct appellations from Pacific Rim locales of California, Washington, Oregon, Australia and New Zealand. Ten white wines, ten red wines and one blush in the varietal categories of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel and Vin Gris de Cigare are offered.
The carefully-crafted wine selections are from New World wine producers with well-established reputations for consistently producing high quality wines and who are thought of as innovators and leaders within their own regional or product focus.
Each glass is a generous 6-ounce pour and are priced from $6.50 to $14.50 per glass. Entire bottles are also available for purchase. Wines By The Glass will be available in the Lounge and The Restaurant on all three ships as well as in the Yacht Club and in Degrees on Wind Surf.
Wine Flights will feature a selection of four glasses of wine for guests to enjoy at their leisure. Wine Tastings will be scheduled sessions on each sailing and led by a sommelier. Here guests will sample a selection of varietals and learn about each one in an intimate, relaxing environment.
The Yachtsmenâ€™s Discovery Wine Program is part of the next phase of Windstarâ€™s Degrees of Difference initiative, which will add amenities and enhancements to the fleet in the areas of dining, accommodations, entertainment, spa, fitness and shore excursions.
About Windstar Cruises
Windstar Cruises operates three sailing yachts known for their pampering without pretense and their ability to visit the hidden harbors and secluded coves of the worldâ€™s most treasured destinations. Carrying just 148 to 312 guests, the luxurious ships of Windstar cruise to nearly 50 nations, calling at 100 ports throughout Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas. For more information including brochures, rates and itineraries contact a professional travel agent or call Windstar at 1-800-258-7245. Visit Windstar Cruises online at www.windstarcruises.com.