Exclusive Wine Cruise

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Hosted by Preston Mohr, Wine Expert, DipWSET


Preston Mohr, is a wine educator based in Paris, where he has lived for over 15 years. Preston works as Wine Advisor in charge of sales to the United States for Château de Pommard in Burgundy. Founded in 1726, Château de Pommard makes over thirty red and white wines from some of the most historic and reputed vineyards in Burgundy. In 2011, Preston founded Paris By The Glass, offering wine tastings, gourmet walking tours and vineyard day trips throughout France. Since 2012, Preston has acted several times as Wine Host for AmaWaterways, having cruised the Seine, the Rhine and the Rhone. He received the prestigious Diploma in Wines and Spirits from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) in 2013, holds a Masters in Global Hospitality Management from Georgia State University and Bachelor of Arts in Art History and French from the University of Minnesota.

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 Seine River

The curvy nature of the Seine River can be disorienting when you’re in Paris. Not to worry, just remember to face downstream, so you can tell the Left Bank from the Right. Our Paris & Normandy cruise itinerary is about as romantic as it gets, beginning with views of the art-inspiring “City of Light” that morphs into lush countryside and the historic Normandy Beaches. France’s second largest waterway allows us to sample some of the country’s most renowned champagne, ciders and Calvados.

The wine variety that instantly characterizes northern France comes from the Champagne region, about 90 miles east of Paris. These sparkling varieties produce a sweet effervescence and unparalleled quality that merit exclusive classification as the one-and-only wine known as Champagne. Another specialty drink found closer to the English Channel is Calvados, which comes from Normandy’s fruit-filled orchards. Made from over 170 apple (and pear) varieties, this rustic spirit is distilled twice and barrel-aged for at least two years before bottling. The result is a liqueur bursting with mainly complex flavors.

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