OK, I'll stop now. What I really meant to do was to tell you all about my winey experience on board The Explorer of the Seas (Royal Caribbean, if you want to know). Now, I realize that one of the first things that comes to mind when you say cruise is FOOD. And with food comes wine. At least in my winey world it does. And there is absolutely nothing like the experience of heading to a formal dining room, being served by some of the nicest people you'll ever meet on the high seas, eating amazing food and getting to choose a new wine every night. BUT this time, I stopped choosing a new wine after two dinners. And that's because I discovered Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc (2012, Marlborough, New Zealand, 12.5%). This is so not me. But it was so good that I ordered it again and again. It helped that I was usually eating seafood, which pairs so well with a Sauvignon Blanc! I did switch to a red for one evening, but we were eating lamb and I just had to. In fact, every night when we'd show up in the dining room our assistant waiter would look at me and say "Dashwood?" All I had to to was nod!! How much easier could it be? Oh right, they could open the bottle and serve it to me in a chilled wine glass to make it easier. Oh wait. They did.
|The Winey Daughter and I with|
our wonderful waiters!
If you like a tart, refreshing white wine, go ahead and buy Dashwood. It'll run anywhere from $10-$12 and is an amazing buy, in my winey little opinion. It's readily available, and with warmer weather on the horizon, I'd say stock up on this one!