I've just returned from a 9-day cruise on Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas, a 137,000 ton, 1,020 foot-long behemoth that's still, amazingly, two rungs down on the cruise line's size chart. Beyond the ocean breezes, Red Stripes and frou-frou drinks on the pool deck, nine days without the constant annoyance of a BlackBerry, and the chance to read both The Billionaire's Vinegar and The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It on my new Nook eReader, the highlight of our trip was our nightly dinner at 8:30, and the very pleasant surprise of a really nice wine list! Before the cruise I was dreading what appeared to be a crappy wine list,…

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