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Discover the Splendors of Southern Spain aboard the Culinary & Wine Delights II Voyage

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By popular demand Windstar is proud to offer the second culinary focused voyage, Culinary & Wine Delights of Spain II.  Sailing the beautiful coast of Southern Spain aboard Wind Surf, guests will enjoy delicious regional food, fine Spanish wine sampling, and themed shore excursions to enhance the experience. Departing on the November 15, 2014 voyage, guests will eat and sip their way through Spain both on and off the yacht with local wine and mouthwatering cuisine.

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Activities are hosted by America’s most respected importers of fine Spanish wines, Stephen Metzler and Almudena de Llaguno, founders of Classical Wines. Involved with key players from their formative stages, Classical Wines is recognized as an international pioneer in this category – featuring a portfolio of the best wines of Spain such as Tinto Pesquera.

Over 40 special themed events and activities will be featured during this extraordinary itinerary. Unique experiences include:

  • Selection of six wines per day available in different venues
  • Daily wine tastings with cheese or tapas prior to dinner
  • Expert Spanish wine importers of Classical Wines: Stephen Metzler and Almudena de Llaguno will partner with a master sommelier to host two special dinners of Spanish cuisine paired with wine plus give two wine lectures
  • Two special turn down gifts
  • Two complimentary food and wine themed shore excursions
  • Flamenco dance performance

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Guests will also have the opportunity to explore Spain’s rich wine and culinary history on shore choosing two complimentary shore excursions from the seven that will be available. Here are the itinerary highlights of the culinary and wine excursions and themed events offered during this delightful voyage:

November 15 – Barcelona

  • Onboard welcome and introduction to hosts: Classical Wines expert Spanish wine importers, Stephen Metzler and Almudena de Llaguna and sommelier
  • Daily wine tasting before dinner

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November 16 Sóller (Mallorca)

  • Shore excursion options:
    • Culinary: Olive and Orange World
    • Wine: Mallorca Uncorked
  • Daily wine tasting before dinner

November 17 – Valencia

  • Shore excursion options:
    • Culinary: The Origins of Paella
    • Wine: Valencia and Requena Wine Cellars
  • Daily wine tasting before dinner
  • First wine dinner featuring local cuisine and wine pairings – hosted by Classical Wines expert Spain wine importers, Stephen Metzler and Almudena de Llaguna plus sommelier

 

November 18 – Cartagena

  • Shore excursion option:
    • Wine: Jumilla Cellars
    • Wine lecture by Stephen Metzler and Almudena de Llaguna
    • Daily wine tasting before dinner
    • First turn-down gift

 

November 19 – Almería

  • Daily wine tasting before dinner
  • Entertainment: Flamenco dancers
  • Deck BBQ gala

 

November 20 – Málaga

  • Shore excursion options
    • Wine: A Wine Experience in Malaga
    • Wine lecture by Stephen Metzler and Almudena de Llaguna
    • Daily wine tasting before dinner

 

November 21 – Cádiz

  • Shore excursion option:
    • Wine: Cadiz Overview and Sherry Cellar Tour and Tasting
    • Daily wine tasting before dinner
    • Second wine dinner featuring local cuisine and wine pairings – hosted by Classical Wines expert Spain wine importers, Stephen Metzler and Almudena de Llaguna plus sommelier

 

November 22 – At Sea

  • Daily wine tasting before dinner
  • Second turn-down gift

 

November 23 – Lisbon

  • Disembarkation

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Culinary & Wine Delights of Spain II sailing will take place on Wind Surf departing from Barcelona, visiting Sóller/Mallorca, Valencia, Cartagena, Almería, Málaga, Cádiz, culminating in Lisbon. Guests who book by December 31, 2013 can take advantage of an introductory offer of $2,999 per stateroom (based on double occupancy).

Can you think of a more fascinating way to learn about the delicious varieties of Spanish wines?

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