from Europe for Visitors
A sommelier offers the day's wines
On the Silver Whisper and other Silversea cruise ships,
wine is poured freely (and free) at lunch and dinner. It's good wine, too--fine
enough to merit an exclamation of surprise and pleasure from a British oenophile
who shared our table on the first evening of the cruise. Another passenger, a
food critic, later commented that the white wines were especially good.
The ship also has a "Connoisseur's List" of special vintages
that can be poured on request, but those extra-cost wines aren't on the menu,
and we never heard the sommeliers mention them during our cruise. (That's one of
the things that makes a Silversea cruise so enjoyable: the sommeliers are there
to recommend and serve wine, not to sell.)
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