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Kathie Lee Gifford Debuts Wine on Carnival Splendor

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Kathie Lee Gifford—“Today” show host, original Carnival Cruise Line spokesperson and current brand partner with her GIFFT wine collection—today boarded Carnival Splendor in Manhattan to officially launch her GIFFT wine Pinot Noir Rosé. The new blend joins the GIFFT Red Blend and Chardonnay that were introduced fleetwide aboard Carnival’s ships earlier this year.

Kathie Lee Gifford toasts the release of her new wine, GIFFT Pinot Noir Rose, with Carnival Splendor Captain Candeloro Donato, left, aboard the ship while docked in New York, July 27, 2015. The wine will now be served across the entire fleet.  Carnival Cruise Lines/Ray Stubblebine

Kathie Lee Gifford toasts the release of her new wine, GIFFT Pinot Noir Rose, with Carnival Splendor Captain Candeloro Donato, left, aboard the ship while docked in New York, July 27, 2015.  Carnival Cruise Lines/Ray Stubblebine

Created in consultation with California-based Scheid Family Wines—one of the largest vineyard owners in Monterey County and known for having the longest growing season in California—the limited-edition Pinot Noir Rosé is 100 percent estate-grown and features ripe strawberry, raspberry and red apple aromas to exhibit bright fruit flavors framed by a crisp, juicy acidity.

Today, Carnival is the only cruise line featuring GIFFT wines, with all three varietals available in the main dining rooms and at a wide array of bars on all Carnival ships. In its tasting ratings, Wine Enthusiastmagazine has rated the GIFFT red with 91 of a possible 100 points, while giving the Chardonnay 88 points.

Hear interview with Kathie Lee Gifford here:

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