Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community

Recommended Posts

OK, I finally made a .pdf file of the full onboard wine list, one more thing to cross off my to do list.:) I hope it's attached to this post!

 

Can confirm its attached, thanks for taking the time to put it together, interesting reading and prices :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I just realized that I didn't do the wines by the glass, but I think I'll save that project for another night.:o

 

Really couldn't you think of the rest of us? How can we plan our by the glass consumption without you :D Just kidding. Thanks for the information!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jean - DH (the wine drinker of the family) says THANK YOU VERY MUCH! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The markup on the wine is pretty ridiculous.

 

It certainly is on the lower end of the spectrum - my fingers were most uncooperative when I was typing in $25+ for wines that I can get here for $6-8 a bottle:eek: . On the higher end I think the markup is pretty fair on some of my favorites, anyway; there are a couple of bottles that are less than 2x retail, which is better than we find in our local restaurants.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
So, who has tried some of these, and what are your thoughts/faves?:)

 

My faves in the whites are the Cakebread and Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnays, which are marked up about 1.5x and 2x retail. The Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio is nice, too, with a markup of about 2.5 retail (anything over 3x gets my blood pressure up).

 

I love the Rosemount GSM, which Trader Joe's used to carry for $9.99, but no longer has.:( I've seen it online for up to $30/bottle, so $49 isn't an outrageous markup, either. I like the Malbec, Caremenere and Barbera d'Alba, too.

 

I used to drink a couple of Pinot Noirs that dropped off the list, so I'm still experimenting with those. The Caymus Cab is wonderful, but more than I'm normally willing to pay. I would love to hit it big in the casino so I could try the Penfolds Shiraz or the Barolo, but otherwise I will only dream of them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK, now it's updated to show wines by the glass - please note that this is only the dining room by the glass list, and what's offered in the bars will be more limited. You can click on the attachment or go to the link in my signature to see it. Cheers!

RCI wine list 2008 - pdf.pdf

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks very much for all your work putting this together. We may have to pick up some wine at port and have a picnic before getting back on the ship - that way maybe we can just limit it to one glass with dinner rather than a bottle.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can always save your bottle from one night to the next - they'll recork it, store it and have it on the table for you the next night. Just mind that your waiter doesn't pour it all the first night - they are rated in part by how much wine they sell, so it's in their best interests to sell you a bottle every evening.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
It certainly is on the lower end of the spectrum - my fingers were most uncooperative when I was typing in $25+ for wines that I can get here for $6-8 a bottle:eek: . On the higher end I think the markup is pretty fair on some of my favorites, anyway; there are a couple of bottles that are less than 2x retail, which is better than we find in our local restaurants.

 

I agree and this has historically been their policy. Matter of fact, the markup at the high end is less than most restaurants' markup. I'd rather splurge on a good bottle at those prices. That Jordan Cab on the reserve list is barely a 2X markup.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The markup on the wine is pretty ridiculous.

 

 

as it is in most restaurants. ;)

 

To the OP...thanks for posting that. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the info about re-corking. This is our first cruise, so I'm trying to learn as much as possible beforehand. Just found this site yesterday and spent most of the day reading comments and tips. - Sherry

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
My faves in the whites are the Cakebread and Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnays, which are marked up about 1.5x and 2x retail. The Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio is nice, too, with a markup of about 2.5 retail (anything over 3x gets my blood pressure up).

 

I love the Rosemount GSM, which Trader Joe's used to carry for $9.99, but no longer has.:( I've seen it online for up to $30/bottle, so $49 isn't an outrageous markup, either. I like the Malbec, Caremenere and Barbera d'Alba, too.

 

I used to drink a couple of Pinot Noirs that dropped off the list, so I'm still experimenting with those. The Caymus Cab is wonderful, but more than I'm normally willing to pay. I would love to hit it big in the casino so I could try the Penfolds Shiraz or the Barolo, but otherwise I will only dream of them.

 

Hello Critterchick,

 

The 2001 Penfolds Grange is to die for Ive been told, unfortunately Im in two minds whether to open up my sealed case:D

637598885_PensionPictures009.jpg.bd0ef847b7baef13830c4a7332c2bc9e.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Wines I shall be purchasing onboard are the following,

 

248 Pinot Grigio Superb Venetian Wine

222 Sauvignon Blanc Excellent Marlborough Region

522 Merlot Lovely kick from Chile

470 Cabernet Sauvignon Its Penfolds what more can I say?

539 Chateauneuf du Pape Have a soft spot for Rhone Wine

516 Chianti Perfect from Tuscany

 

and for the last night a couple of bottles of veuve Cliquot to treat my table companions to.

 

Any of the above Wines Whether White or Red taste great in my opinion. Its just waking up in the morning that does me. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The Wines I shall be purchasing onboard are the following,

 

248 Pinot Grigio Superb Venetian Wine

222 Sauvignon Blanc Excellent Marlborough Region

522 Merlot Lovely kick from Chile

470 Cabernet Sauvignon Its Penfolds what more can I say?

539 Chateauneuf du Pape Have a soft spot for Rhone Wine

516 Chianti Perfect from Tuscany

 

and for the last night a couple of bottles of veuve Cliquot to treat my table companions to.

 

Any of the above Wines Whether White or Red taste great in my opinion. Its just waking up in the morning that does me. :D

 

I want to sit at your table!:D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I want to sit at your table!:D

 

Its a date then, If we are ever on the same cruise I might be tempted to bring a bottle of 2005 chateau margaux (not yet released from the chateau) or the 2001 Chateau d'yquem to share with you. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • 2019 Cruisers' Choice Awards
      • NCL Sail-Away Giveaway Sweepstakes - Win a 7-Day Cruise on Norwegian Joy!
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Community Contests
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Member Cruise Reviews
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...