OK - I'm a wine idiot but for everyday generally drink inexpensive Sauvignon Blanc ($10-15) and buy inexpensive Cabernet Sauvignon ($15) for hubby. I've been known to spluge and spend more. I've looked at the Princess wine list that someone posted and can find brands I know that I'll be able to buy onboard for less than $30 or so - no point in carrying on for dinner since I'll have a $15 corkage fee to pay. But for drinking in the cabin are there any local wines you'd recommend for us? Otherwise I'll look for brands I recognize and hope the prices aren't too different from FL.If you buy any US or Australian wine you'll be shocked at the price compared to Florida.(doubled) I always go to Total Wine when I'm in Florida, Nevada, or California so I'm familiar with the pricing. (I just got back from Napa last week)
And does anyone know if Princess enforces the 1 bottle of wine per person for cruises leaving from Vancouver?
Appreciate any suggestions!
If you're looking for Sauvignon Blanc I would get one from New Zealand as they have had pretty good vintages the last couple of years and are the best price/quality product. Local producers don't do a very good Sauvgnon Blanc.
As for cabs, try:
Peller Private Reserve
I just took a look at the posted "Princess" wine list and these are what I would consider the best deals: (lowest mark-ups)
Pouilly-Fume, Domaine Lebrun.. $30
Chablis, “Les Ecuries” Seigneurie De Tanley.. $32
Laboure-Roi Vallon d’or Pouilly Fuisse,.. $34
Wente Southern Hills Cabernet.. $25
Chateauneuf-Du-Pape.. $31Never had a CDP that I didn't like!
Stefano Farina Barbaresco.. $38
Stefano Farina Barolo.. $45 cheaper than in Vancouver
Silverado Cabernet.. $58
Caymus Cabernet.. $85
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