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Sip and Supper
|6:30||Train Departs, Begin Interactive Wine Tasting|
|7:45||Transfer to the Dining Car for Meal Service|
|9:30||Return to Napa|
Sip and Supper
Offered Every Dinner Train
Be part of an intimate 90-minute wine expert led demystification with a Wine Train Wine Educator who will teach you how to customize your future wine selections to suit your own unique palate. Then, sit down to dinner in a historic Pullman dining car.
Sample wines in style in one of our velveteen swivel chairs or luxurious booths as our Wine Educator teaches you the intimacies of Napa Valley's most famous product. The wines we select have been chosen very carefully, with an eye for superior quality, interesting backgrounds, and sometimes, name recognition and appeal. Don't expect a drawn-out classroom-style presentation. Our savvy and down-to-earth Wine Educators will answer your questions in a fun and entertaining session that requires no translation.
At the completion of the tasting, move to the dining car for a more traditional experience, and dine on a multiple course meal, cooked to perfection in the Wine Train’s specially designed kitchen car.
About Cheryl Stotler
Wine Educator Cheryl Stotler trained in the Professional Chef Program at the San Francisco Culinary Academy, traveled enthusiastically and dutifully sampled food and wine all over the world before opening her own Bay Area restaurant in 2001. She sold the restaurant five years later and settled into life in Calistoga working at a wine shop, and then managing the tasting program at St. Helena’s Tudal Winery before joining the Wine Train team.
Even earlier, Cheryl worked for an airline and a cruise line, so she is all about hospitality and the customer experience. Her goal with Sip and Supper and other wine programs connected with the train is to educate guests without pretension or stuffiness.
“The Wine Train guest ranges from the wine newbie to the savvy connoisseur,” Cheryl says. “It’s the goal of our wine education programs to add a little something to both of those experiences, so that the beginner can better enjoy and appreciate wine tasting, and the expert finds a new gem among our wide selection of wines. Because we’re not limited to wines from a winery or sponsors, we can be adventurous in what we put on our shelves.”
Cheryl has fun with wine (no one loves a party more!) and guests are sure to go away with smiles on their faces in addition to a list of new favorites. (She probably will also try to turn them into fans of her favorite baseball team, although she has been warned about that.) With the Wine Train, Cheryl indulges her palate by pairing wines with the culinary creations of Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald, and guides guests to selections from the Wine Train Wine Shop that will please their own palates.