“Fine dining and quality wines are an integral part of the Scenic experience – for both our river and our ocean cruising products”, said Mr Glen Moroney Founder and Chairman the Scenic Group. “Our guests have a passion for and a knowledge of quality wines, and it was essential that we were able to offer a selection of wines that represented both a diversity of regions and a diversity of styles, and one that exemplified our core brand offering”.
One of only 400 Master of Wines around the world, Keith Isaac, worked with the Scenic team to create a wine list that would be representative of quality, that would appeal to the global traveller and that would complement the Scenic Eclipse experience.
“With “Discovery” being part of the mission statement of the ship we picked this up as a theme of the wine list”, said Mr Isaac. “We hope the guests on board will love their journey of discovery of some of the less familiar, “off the wall” European whites like the Eidos de Padriñán Albariño and the Terra do Lobo Godello from Spain, or the Crazy Creatures Grüner Veltliner from Austria.
Our wine selection has been designed to reflect the regions through which Scenic Eclipse will travel. For example, when the ship is in Antarctica there is a Cabernet Franc from Mendoza in Argentina and a Syrah from Limarí in Chile to give a regional feel to the list. Amongst the champagnes being poured is a 1er Cru from Lombard and a Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs from Autréau, as well as the Palmes d’Or 2006 from Nicolas Feuillatte.
“We hope the guests will be impressed with the first wines they try, by the range and quality on offer, and excited to taste the rest! We have tried to strike a balance of “wow factor” wines they will be surprised to see offered as part Scenic’s all-inclusive commitment, with some lesser known varieties from all sorts of places, “he said.
Featuring eight spacious bars and lounges Scenic Eclipse offers a world of choice. Sip a glass of France’s finest at Lumière’s intimate Champagne bar, indulge in an aged single malt at the elegant Scenic Lounge Bar or unwind in the Observation Lounge with a specialty tea or coffee. Complimentary beverages are part of our signature all-inclusive promise.