About Me

My wine blog will let you know a little about me and more about wine.  I hope you will enjoy reading about wines from around the world,  interviews with winemakers, winery owners, other wine aficionados, wine reviews, travels, and more.  I don’t offer ratings of any wines, just tasting comments to help guide you towards your next wine purchase.

Have you taken time to explore all that Grape Experiences has to offer?  Easy to navigate, you can find under the appropriate tabs, Wine Reviews, Events, and Travel information (check out some of articles about my press trip to Spain), some education (don’t worry, it’s all fun!) to help quench your thirst for knowledge at Wine School, and interesting profiles of many Wine Connoisseurs, such as Anthony Scotto III, Michael Richmond, and David Adelsheim, all of whom I have enjoyed meeting. Use the Topics drop down menu to find articles about wineries, restaurants, regional wines, recipes and wine pairings, events that I’ve attended, and more.

Do you want to be a part of these Grape Experiences?  I’d love to have you as my next Wine Lover Next Door or, if you are a serious writer, submit a post as a guest blogger. Just press the Be Featured tab and I will get back to you.

If you are a distributor, representative from a winery, publicist or other wine lover in the business who would like to send me samples, please email me at cindy@grape-experiences.com.  I will be happy to share my policy, address to which the samples should be sent, and any other information you may need.

 I love having my glass or two of wine after work, with good friends, on the porch reading a book…you get the idea! A firm believer in life long learning, I have completed the Wine and Spirit Education Trust Level 3 class and have passed the exam allowing me to hold the WSET Level 3 Advanced Certificate with Merit.  Recently I was listed as one of Exel Wines’ Top 100 Most Influential Wine Bloggers of 2015.  I’m honored and humbled to be included in this group of incredible writers.

Having done my undergrad work at the University of Richmond then grad school at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, I have a special affinity for wine paired with good food and a healthy serving of March Madness!

Feel free to share my articles on Facebook and Twitter, follow me on Twitter and Instagram and don’t forget to “like” me on Facebook.  You may want to add me to your mailbox or even pin wine or food pictures and articles on Pinterest.  But whatever you decide to do, just have fun with this – it’s all about wine! 

Don’t forget to let me know about your own “Grape Experiences” and, if you are in the Chicago area, email me at cindy@grape-experiences.com if you would like me to organize a wine tasting for you and your friends or company.

Cheers! ~ Cindy Rynning

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