Cruise Ship Speakers

Wine & Spirits
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Rosalind Cooper
Wine & Food
Diploma of the Wine & Spirit Association, MA in French
Coming from: London,    UK
Rosalind began her career in California, leading wine tours and tasting wines for a wine warehouse near San Francisco. She then ran her own California wine import business in the UK. In recent years, Rosalind has written wine columns for many printed and online publications. Rosalind is passionate about wine, food and travel, which she sees as inseparable and complementary; the good things in life.

Philip Goodband
Master of Wine
Wines of the World
Coming from: Dorking,  Surrey  UK
One of only 300 Masters of Wine world-wide, Philip Goodband MW has held leadership positions at the top of his profession for many years. He is a Vintners Scholar, a former Chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine and a Director of the Wine Standards Board of the United Kingdom. He is an accomplished and engaging public speaker who has made internet and TV programmes, appeared at BBC Masterchef live and Good Food Show, Taste of London and at many winemaker dinners world wide.

Douglas Harrison
Coming from: London,    UK
After many years of enjoying and learning about wine, Douglas’s wine career began in 1977 when he opened and operated three Wine Bars in the City of London and one in Leicester. And so began his long and successful career in wine wholesaling and shipping. In recent years Douglas has hosted a great variety of wine events ranging from formal dinners to tastings for local wine societies. He has also been the guest wine speaker on ocean cruises and river cruises. His talks are factual, informative, delivered with a touch of humour, and are always well received by wine imbibers at all levels.

Joseph Micallef
Age of Exploration, Military and Maritime History
Published Author, Fox News and CNN Commentator, Keynote Speaker
Coming from: Tualatin,  Oregon  USA
Joseph V. Micallef is a historian, best selling author, keynote speaker and commentator on military and international affairs. He has produced, directed or written dozens of documentary programs on military history and world politics as well as written a number of books. He has an M.Sc. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and was a Fulbright Fellow at the Italian Institute of International Affairs. Joseph has lectured extensively on military history and world affairs at a variety of venues, and also frequently speaks on the history of food, wine and spirits. He is fluent in Italian and English.

Dick Rosano
Novelist and Wine Writer
Wine, Food, and Travel Writer
Coming from: Potomac,  Maryland  USA
Dick Rosano has been writing about wine, food, and travel for many years. His long-running columns have appeared in The Washington Post, Wine Enthusiast, Country Inns, United Airlines Hemispheres magazine, and many other nationally distributed publications. In a writing career that has spanned three decades, he has been the featured commenter – in print and in person – on every region of the world. Dick has lectured on wine for the American Institute of Food and Wine, the National Italian-American Foundation, and at the Smithsonian Institution, Johns Hopkins University, and at many conferences around the United States.