One of the things that Dan (my beau and the proprietor of At Disney Again) is most looking forward to on our upcoming cruise is the mixology experiences and drink tastings. I’ll admit, I’m pretty excited about it, too: I did a beer tasting at The Wave back in 2010, and I’ve sipped my way through a couple of tequila tasting flights on property, so I know that Disney does drink experiences right.
On board the Disney Dream, Dan’s hoping we’ll specifically get to try either the Martini Tasting, Margarita Tasting or both! I’m busy being frustrated that I can’t find a full list of the different seminars that are offered on the Dream (and more specifically the ones that will be offered while I am aboard). That’s actually my biggest problem with this whole damn Disney Cruise thing: There’s just not enough information available to me. I am a planner. I have anxiety. And not being able to at least think about things in advance (even if I can’t make a decision or book anything until disembarkation day) makes me crazy.
Anyway, the point: We’re looking forward to beverage seminars. Mostly because Dan warmed himself up with a Cognac Tasting aboard the Disney Dream in 2013. And he’s been revisiting his photos and he wanted to share them with you …
The class was held at Meridian, an amazing cigar lounge nestled between Palo and Remy. It’s a beautiful, warm space with a dim yellow glow and lots of leather, dark woods and marble. There’s a private, adults-only deck–I honestly spent more time there than in my own stateroom.
The Cognac Tasting was a really cool culture and history lesson from a very knowledgeable woman. I learned that cognac is as complicated as any French wines and that the higher price isn’t necessarily going to provide the taste that I want. Think of it as the best cultural experience you’ve ever had at Animal Kingdom Lodge … but with booze.
Sounds good to me. Hope they offer a few courses we’re interested in and that we get to check them out!
Have you ever been part of a beverage experience aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship? Please tell me all about it in the comments!