|Boarding the Empress for an Alpine Wine Dinner Cruise Credit: Bill Rockwell|
Recently I had a chance to take a cruise on the Gateway Clipper Fleet's Empress during one of its monthly wine tasting dinner cruises. The theme for the September 13 tasting was a focus on Alpine wine. Alpine wine, you ask in astonishment? Yes, that is if you stretch the geographical limits a bit.
You can read about my experience and the comments I made by going online to burghvivant.com. With two more months of decent weather left before the start of the Christmas holidays, you still have a chance to take one of the Fleet's two remaining wine/dinner cruises . The October cruise features wines from Southeastern Europe (read the Balkans). The November cruises pairs Old and New World sparkling, red, white and rose wines for easier comparison. Sounds good to me.