Welcome! 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. My interviews with winemakers, winery owners and others, wine reviews, articles about my travels, food and wine pairings, and more are meant to be an insightful and hopefully, entertaining way to help guide you towards your next wine purchase.

Take time to explore all that Grape Experiences has to offer.  Easy to navigate, you can find under the appropriate tabs, Wine Reviews, information about Regional Wines, Events and Travel tips and information (check out some of articles about my press trip to Spain), and interesting profiles of many Wine Connoisseurs, such as Anthony Scotto III, Michael Richmond, and David Adelsheim, and Todd Alexander. Use the drop down menu for Recipes that will pair with my suggested wines or those you may already have.

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.  I will be happy to share my policy, address to which the samples should be sent, and any other information you may need.

All wine lovers are encouraged to contact me for more information about the following services I provide:

Private Wine Tastings

Wine Pairing Dinners

Wine Education Classes

Event Hosting – Private or Corporate

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. I was listed as one of Exel Wines’ Top 100 Most Influential Wine Bloggers of 2015 and received the award, Best Wine Blog 2016 – United States, from Lux International Recently, I became a Finalist in the Millesima Wine Blog Awards 2017 in the Wine Travel category.  I’m honored and humbled to be included in this group of incredible writers and professionals.

Remember to add your name to the Grape Experiences mailing list for subscriber only newsletters.  But here’s the bottom line: have fun with this as much as I am – it’s all about wine! 

Cheers! ~ Cindy Rynning

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  1. Sherry Schmidt


    Hi Cindy,

    Found the adjective I couldn’t remember when we spoke on Saturday. It is “minerality!” Not a word I’d heard used before in wine reviews but I love it. You probably did use that word when we talked because I have vague memories of me asking you to describe its meaning. Good golly…I really have a memory, don’t I? Anyway, always love the reviews and now I’m thinking about that sparkling rose! Have great rest of the week and a wonderful holiday weekend.

    • Cindy Rynning


      Thanks, Sherry! The next time you come over, I’ll open some bottles you’ll love!! Cheers to you!

  2. sam jonas


    Hey Cindy, ever visited or know of Niagara Wine Country Ontario region….Forbes.com & Lonely Planet mentioned it’s a must see Cool Climate wine region in 2017!

    • Cindy Rynning


      Hi Sam!! I know of the region, but have never been there. The closest I’ve been is to the Finger Lakes area. I’ll definitely check out the articles and put the area on my bucket/wine list! Thanks so much – Cindy

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