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Snooth User: Really Big Al

Viking Ocean Cruise to the Baltic Sea - September 2017

Posted by Really Big Al, Oct 3.

I just finished updating my website for this fantastic voyage.  We sampled several good wines and of course there was vodka in St. Petersburg!  

Check out our website here.  

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Reply by rckr1951, Oct 3.

Great set of pics Al.  It looks like a wonderful time.  Interestingly I saw several bottles of wine that I've enjoyed - different vintages of course - but it must have added to the enjoyment tremendously.  The fun you've had with the trivia games sounds great also.

Wonderful times.  Thank you for sharing this.  Paul

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Reply by Really Big Al, Oct 3.

Thanks RC.  This cruise was the best one yet.  I think we will do another cruise in a couple of years, but in 2018 we are planning a Finger Lakes wine experience and another trip to Napa Valley / Oregon.

 

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Reply by Really Big Al, Oct 8.

Did anyone catch all the 'house wines' we sampled on the cruise?  They were decent ones, but the real interesting thing was the popularity of the Armagnac's, which are distilled wines like brandy.  

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Reply by rckr1951, Oct 8.

AL - Yes I did and commented on them above.  Never had any Armagnac though I've heard of it, to get get it it would have to shipped and Wi isn't big on shipping spirits, with the latest events probably less so.

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Reply by Really Big Al, Oct 8.

RC - Yes, you did mention that you've tried several bottles.  They basically cycled through 3 sets of red/white wine bottles during the cruise, and then there the special wines we sampled in our wine tasting, the wines served onshore (mostly during lunches) while we were on the excursions and the few special bottles we bought with the nice restaurant meals on the ship.  

I wouldn't bother trying to get the Armagnac or Akvavit bottles shipped to your house unless you can find them already available in the USA.  


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