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Hosted by Giovanni Bisso Cottle, Certified Sommelier for this expertly crafted, Latin Touch Wine Cruise (Operated in Spanish & English)

Giovanni Bisso is a certified sommelier, taster of pisco and distillates, with international studies in renowned sommelier certified programs in Peru, Argentina and France. He’s hosted a nationally televised wine program in Peru, Entre Tintos y Blancos, and has also been awarded the Best Sommelier of Peru by the Sumun Gastronomic Guide for four consecutive years. He currently serves as Brand Manager of The Luxury Club of Banco de Credito del Peru, is a professor at the San Ignacio de Loyola University in Lima, is Sommelier Advisor of Tottus Hypermarkets and has a blog called Vinos, Piscos y Mucho Más in the newspaper Gestión.

Expertly Curated WINE EXPERIENCES

Immerse yourself in the many flavors of Europe on one of AmaWaterways unique Wine Cruises, which let you add a unique, epicurean dimension to one of our European itineraries. Like our standard river cruises, guests have the opportunity to join tours that highlight the famous sights in each port of call. These special itineraries, however, offer guests a perfect blend of wine-related experiences and excursions in grand capitals and charming towns. You’ll taste local cuisine, discover how wine is made and, of course, partake in tastings — all at no additional cost. Whether you have a seasoned appreciation for fine wine, or simply indulge in a sip here and there, this is a wonderful way to uncork the traditions of the local culture and learn about the region you’re visiting.

About the Wine Region – The Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde Estuary

In the corner of southwestern France, the Garonne and Dordogne rivers merge together to form the Gironde Estuary that naturally divides the famous Bordeaux region into the Left and Right banks. One of the largest controlled wine regions in France, Bordeaux is made up of several sub-regions each with its own strictly governed appellation, unique climate and terroir. Unlike most wines around the world, the quality of Bordeaux wine is determined by these factors rather than the grape varietal. Bordeaux is acclaimed for its legendary red blends, though white blends from this region also make a big impression. The Left and Right banks of the river have different soil types that bring these exceptional blends to life.

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