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 aficianados, wine reviews, travels, and more.  I don’t offer ratings of the wines, just tasting comments. It’s up to you, if you prefer, to use the suggestions the next time you want to purchase your next bottle of wine.

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, some education (don’t worry, it’s all fun!) to help quench your thirst for knowledge at Wine School, and profiles of Wine Connoisseurs who I have interviewed. Do you want to be a part of these Grape Experiences?  I’d love to have you be my next Winelover Next Door or, if you are a serious writer, contribute an article about wine as a guest blogger.  Just press the Be Featured tab.  Use the Topics drop down menu to find articles about wineries, restaurants, regional wines, recipes, events, and more!

If you are a distributor, winery, or another wine lover 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.

By day I teach Early Childhood Special Education. 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.  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 many things southern with a bit of March Madness!

Enjoy the site, share articles on Facebook and Twitter,  follow me on Twitter and “like” me on Facebook!  You may want to add me to your RSS feed or even pin some pictures 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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WSET Certified Advanced - Grape Experiences - Cindy Rynning