Connie Blumenthal

The Most Seasoned Real Estate Connoisseur in Greater Seattle and Mercer Island Luxury Real Estate Markets

Wine, Dine, & Cruise the Mediterranean with DeLille Cellars!

Do you like Sunshine, Fine food, Fine Wine and Southern Europe?  We do too and just returned from a fantastic 8 day cruise which began in Rome and ended in Nice!  DeLille Cellars and Fine Food & Wine Cruises partnered to create a trip of a lifetime for our 300 passengers aboard the Windsurf, a chartered 490 foot sailing vessel.  Greg & I hosted our guests to a week of free flowing Delille Cellars wines and two winemaker dinners with Celebrity Chef Bobby Moore from the Barking Frog at Willow's Lodge in Woodinville, WA.  The ports of call included Portoferraio, Portofino, Cannes, Saint Tropez, Monte Carlo, and Nice!  Sunshine everyday made for spectacular sight seeing with one of the highlights hearing and seeing the Monte Carlo Grand Prix.  Many guests took in the race from a variety of vantage points including the Hotel Hermitage, Cafe de Paris, and the Grandstands facing the Mediterranean with a host of private yachts lining the shoreline.  We watched the Qualifying races from the terace of the Hotel de Paris dining on a beautiful lunch at Louis XVI.  Who knew this was the closest viewing spot in the world to see Formula One racing?  Outside of the races, each day was met with new sights, sounds, and experiences.  One of our favorite things is to sit at an outdoor cafe with either a latte or glass of wine and watch the world go by.  If I ever disappear, Greg will know to find me in the South of France!  We could not have had a more enjoyable group of friends and guests share in this cruise.  We look forward to our next one to Tahiti in late september 2012 to include a Grammy Award winning Jazz Ensemble.  visit

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