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Cruise with the wine experts on Cunard’s Voyage du Vin 2019

Oz Clarke, Will Lyons and Charles Metcalfe have been announced as headline speakers for the Wine Voyage on board Queen Victoria.

The grandeur of Cunard‘s Queen Victoria is the ideal setting for a sumptuous wine cruise. Setting sail in September, the second annual ‘Voyage du Vin’ will delight connoisseurs with wine tastings and shore excursions to some of Europe’s most respected wine regions.

To complement the program, Cunard has announced that three famed wine experts and raconteurs – Oz Clarke, Will Lyons and Charles Metcalfe – will be on board to enlighten guests with insights, stories and, of course, their expertise.

As one of the world’s foremost wine connoisseurs, Oz Clarke has written several award-winning books, appeared on numerous radio and TV shows globally and is generally regarded as leading Britain’s wine revolution in the 1990s and 2000s. Clark said, “Whether you’re an existing wine buff, or simply have a love of fine wine, fine holidays and good times, the Voyage du Vin 2019 is sure to delight. I’m already looking forward to joining Queen Victoria in September.”

Joining Clarke is award-winning columnist and broadcaster Will Lyons who will bring his trademark humour and down-to-earth style to the voyage. For more than a decade, Lyons has published a weekly column on wine, formerly in The Wall Street Journal and now The Sunday Times. His humorous and informed writing has been recognised in both the Glenfiddich and Roederer wine writers awards.

Rounding out the trio will be Charles Metcalfe, International Wine Challenge’s co-chairman. One of the best-known, most spontaneous and amusing wine critics in Britain, Metcalfe presented drinks and occasionally food items for 12 years on award-winning British daytime television program, This Morning.

In addition to talks from the experts, guests will experience daily wine tastings, pairings and fine dining, featuring over 400 wines from 23 countries.

Following last year’s hugely successful inaugural trip, the two-week voyage will see Cunard’s Queen Victoria sail to leading wine regions France, Spain and Italy, including calls to Vigo, Mallorca, Livorno (for Florence) Cannes, Barcelona and Gibraltar, where guests can go ashore and explore the diverse cultures, tastes and experiences each destination has to offer.

The exclusive 14-night Voyage Du Vin 2019 departs Southampton on 6 September 2019.

For more information and bookings, contact your travel consultant, call Cunard on 132 494 or visit

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