Riviera Travel partners with Masters of Wine to enhance river cruise programme

Riviera Travel has partnered with renowned Masters of Wine, Susie Barrie and Peter Richards, to offer a selection of exclusive river cruise departures this year.

Susie and Peter are perhaps best known for presenting the wine slots on BBC One’s Saturday Kitchen, which they did for over a decade. The duo also educates and entertains audiences on wine across a host of platforms, from television and radio programmes to books and articles, as well as in-person at events including their own Wine Festival Winchester.

During their time aboard Riviera’s fleet of five-star ships, the pair will host lively after-dinner talks with quizzes and informal yet informative Q&A sessions to enhance customers’ knowledge and enjoyment of wine.

The pair will join this year’s ‘Burgundy, The River Rhône & Provence’ cruise on August 27 and the ‘Cruise the Heart of Europe’ itinerary departing October 19. Peter will be joining the Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg cruise on July 23 and August 20, as well as the Rhine & Moselle cruise on July 25 and August 22.

This partnership is part of a wider strategy by the company to further invest in its exclusive cultural and culinary offering for its cruise customers.

Katja Hildebrandt, head of river cruises for the operator, said: “Our river cruises sail to some of Europe’s finest gastronomic capitals and iconic wine regions, offering customers the opportunity to taste delicious local wines. Our exclusive cruises with direct access to British wine connoisseurs provide the perfect backdrop to enhance existing wine and spirits knowledge. Culinary experiences remain an important part of the service we offer which is why we partnered with Susie and Peter as leaders in their field to impart expert advice for customers to take home with them.”

For more information visit rivieratravel.co.uk/masters-of-wine


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