By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Jul 31, 2017 at 8:02 PM

We’ve got booze cruises and a paddle tavern, but the French always know how to take things to another level, don’t they? Now, at least for a limited time, Milwaukee’s got the Veuve Clicquot Voyage.

Milwaukee will join cities like New York, Chicago and Austin, which have also hosted the cru-cruises.

Beginning on Friday, Aug. 4, Badger Liquor is bringing this hour-long experience to the Milwaukee River every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4 and 6 p.m., through Sept. 23.

They’re starting out as invite-only cruises.

The cruises – sponsored by Badger Liquor Wine and Spirits – will offer great views of Downtown and the Lake Michigan shore, enhanced by bubbly.

"What’s more summer in Wisconsin than taking the boat out on the water and having a drink with friends?" asks Badger Vice President of Sales, John Boulahanis. "We wanted to take this quintessential Wisconsin experience and elevate it."

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.