Guests on board Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2 will now be able to indulge in a unique collection of 450 fine wines, including the highly sought after California Screaming Eagle – retailing for US$4500 per bottle – which is to be served by the glass for the very first time.
Cunard has also assembled a unique collection of vintage port wines, the only assortment of its kind in the world, to join the enhanced wine cellar.
The 46 different vintage ports, each produced in a key year of Cunard’s 176-year history, will form part of a specially commissioned permanent display in the new Carinthia Lounge created as part of the ship’s major 25-day refit taking place between May 27 and June 21, 2016.
To enhance guests’ enjoyment of the elegant wines without compromising the quality, the cruise line has introduced a new Coravin™ wine pouring system, which uses a needle to extract the desired quantity of wine required from a bottle.
In addition, Queen Mary 2’s guests can also now experience The Cunard Wine Academy, an all sensory experience of food and wine pairings, tastings and producer master classes, which will offer guests another exclusive and enriching experience during their Cunard voyage.
“Our sommeliers together with our suppliers have searched the world for exciting new additions to Cunard’s famous wine list,” said Cunard’s Head of Fine Wines Anthony Habert. “We’re proud that we can offer a wine to compliment every palate and occasion.”