Show 92, October 11, 2014: Cellar Master Rod, ms Zaandam

Cellar Master RodFine wine as an accompaniment is a big part of enjoying a superb meal at one of the many dining choices aboard Holland America Line’s ms Zaandam. Cellar Master Rod is the gracious public face of the extensive wine and spirits program on the ship. He also provides entertaining and informative wine education programs for the passengers (done with humor) including an interactive Blind Wine Tasting event featuring five wines.

His motto is that good wine doesn’t need to be expensive. No wine snobbery here…

Cellar Master Rod’s basic wine cellar is 9,000 bottles. He sells some 400 to 600 bottles of wine every day aboard ship. He does a good job in showcasing unusual wines from countries that the ship calls on.