Explore the art of wine

Wine presenter
Paul Asikainen
The spotlight is on wine—and its fascinating journey from vine to table—on select Holland American ms Koningsdam itineraries throughout 2017.
On each of these special cruises, a different Chateau Ste. Michelle expert will join a Holand American vinologist for three, one-hour sessions each day at BLEND by Chateau Ste. Michelle.
They’ll also be present for a special Cellar Master’s Dinner at the Pinnacle Grill. Enhance your knowledge of wine and sail the newest ship in the fleet.
Paul Asikainen
National Wine Educator
Nov 19-Nov 29 2017
10-Day Southern Caribbean Seafarer
A graduate of Creighton University, Paul is certified through the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Society of Wine Educators. He has a diverse background in hospitality management and wine list development, and has spent seven years managing Conn Creek winery, “pearl” of Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Napa Valley wineries.