Wine adventures you’ll love with Olly Smith

Don’t miss out on your chance to meet a Food Hero. Food Heroes experiences can be booked in advance for cruises on Britannia through Cruise Personaliser. Experiences on Azura and Ventura can be booked on board. Food Hero events are extremely popular and places are limited.

Olly Smith's Taste of Madeira

Make a date with wine expert Olly Smith


Join me, Olly Smith, for my fortified fiesta! Enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime chance for exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Blandy¹s Quinta de Santa Luzia vineyards, The Blandy Wine Lodge and private museum, and let me share with you the secrets of how the luscious local Madeira wines are made. Together we¹ll enjoy a tasting of these world-class bottles and a sumptuous lunch of local delicacies ­along with a few glasses of vino, of course!

Book through your Cruise Personaliser (subject to availability)

Wine tasting

If you’d like to know more about wine, let Olly Smith guide you through an unforgettable tasting session. The enthusiastic expert will take you through a handpicked selection of wines chosen especially for the occasion. He’ll share his knowledge of how to match them with food, offer personal guidance and let you in on a few tricks of the wine trade along the way.

Book your place on board (subject to availability).

Venue hosting

Olly Smith knows how to get a party started. Join him in The Glass House for an evening of great wine and company. Olly’s specialist subjects are, of course, delicious food and great wine. But did you know he keeps bees, loves fishing, dotes on his pet terriers and can answer any question about actor Roger Moore? That’s just for starters. Let the wine and conversation flow at this unique and fun event.

Book your place on board (subject to availability).

Q&A session

Learn more about Olly Smith’s life, the world of wine, his personal passions and glittering career. At this special event, hosted by the entertainment manager, Olly’s bubbly personality and witty charm will ensure you are both enlightened and entertained. You’ll have the chance to ask Olly your burning questions, so get ready for some lively answers. Don’t forget to have your picture taken with Olly, and ask him to sign one of his books for you (copies available from the bookshop).

Hosted taster dinner

If you love good food and wine, join Olly Smith for an intimate dinner in the stylish surroundings of The Glass House. The vivacious wine expert will host the party, sharing expertise and stories from the world of wine. Enjoy fine wines, personally chosen by Olly, as he talks you through the wine and food matching process. With great wines, delicious food and sparkling company, a night with Olly will be one to remember.



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