Updated: Mar 5
Do you have a thirst for adventure and a love of wine? Then pack your bags and join me on an unforgettable journey! I'm Nina, a passionate wine enthusiast with a taste for adventure. As an Oenologist and a seasoned traveller, I've lived in 9 wine countries and travelled to 11, discovering some of the best wine spots and hidden gems around the world.
But, my travels are about more than just wine. They're about immersing yourself in new cultures, trying delicious local foods, and making unforgettable memories. So, let's raise a glass to new experiences and explore the world together!
Meet Nina- The Wine Explorer
Uncorking the World: A Wine-loving Oenologist's Adventures in Winemaking and Wine Tourism
I'm an Oenologist from sunny South Africa and I absolutely love everything related to wine. I have a BCS degree in Viticulture and Oenology from Stellenbosch University, and a joint master’s degree in Wine Tourism Innovation from the Universities of Bordeaux, Tarragona, and Porto. I've had the pleasure of working in the wine industry globally, including South Africa, California, New Zealand, Austria, and many other places in between.
Uncorking the World: An unforgettable wine adventure with a knowledgeable guide
Discover a distinctive travel adventure that merges culture, cuisine, and wine by accompanying me to a wine region. As a wine ambassador, I'll impart my knowledge of the local wine culture, providing you with a richer understanding and appreciation of the region's viticulture and wineries. Also, we'll uncover the local culture, enjoy tantalizing cuisine, and explore the area's captivating history.
Pouring Adventures: Nina's Spirited Stories Partnership Brings Wine Exploration to Life
I am on a mission to bring people together through the appreciation of food, wine, and cultural experiences. For this reason, I am excited to announce that I am teaming up with Spirited Stories to design some very cool new experiences!
Spirited Stories is an exciting new travel brand for wine & spirits enthusiasts. Bringing together lovers of food, wine and spirits on a travelling celebration to the world's most delicious destinations.
Uncorking the Best of 2023: Sip and Savor in Champagne and Tuscany
When it comes to wine regions, few places can match the beauty and quality of Champagne and Tuscany. As someone who has visited both destinations and is a wine enthusiast at heart, I can attest to the fact that they are both wine lovers' dreams come true.. Each region has its own unique charm and personality, offering a wide range of wine styles and flavours that are sure to delight your palate.
From Toasts to Triumphs: My Passionate Love Affair with Champagne
In 2019, I fell in love with Champagne. It wasn't just the bubbles or the stunning vineyards that won me over, it was the whole experience. I came to the region during the harvest, and from that moment, I knew that Champagne was where I belonged.
Since 2022, I've been working as an independent tour guide in the region, and I can honestly say that there is nothing that brings me more joy than sharing the beauty, history, and culture of Champagne with visitors. Seeing their faces light up as they taste their first glass of Champagne or marvel at the intricate process of making this exquisite wine is what makes my job so fulfilling.
That's why I would like to invite you to Champagne, to experience it for yourself and fall in love with it just as I did. Let me take you on a journey through the heart of Champagne, and discover the magic that lies within this world-renowned wine region
From Vineyards to Plates: Falling in Love with Tuscany's Sangiovese and Mouth-Watering Italian Delights
If you know me well, you'll know that my heart belongs to Syrah - but there's another grape varietal that has captured my affection, and that's Sangiovese. And when it comes to Sangiovese, there's no better place in the world than Tuscany.
In 2019, after the Champagne harvest, I made my way to Tuscany for a wine tour - and I was absolutely blown away. From the warm, welcoming locals to the mouth-watering cuisine and, of course, the bold and beautiful Sangiovese, it was a wine region that captured my heart.
I indulged in plenty of incredible Italian food, from rich pasta dishes to freshly baked pizzas and everything in between. Join me on a journey through Tuscany, where we'll explore the world of Sangiovese, soak in the region's stunning landscapes and history, and even learn how to cook authentic Italian dishes from local chefs. It's a wine experience that's not to be missed!
Your Opinion Matters: Help Us Create Your Dream Wine Tour by Taking Our Survey
As we prepare for our next Wine adventure or hopefully adventure(s), I want to make sure we have all the details covered. That's where you come in Join us in shaping the perfect getaway(s) by sharing your thoughts through our survey response. Click on this link and complete the 1-minute survey and be sure to leave your email, so we can send you an email when the trip soft launches.
Let's Savor the World of Wine Together.
Are you ready to take your love of wine to the next level? Let's make this year a year for epic wine travel experiences. Whether you're a seasoned wine enthusiast or just starting to develop your palate, exploring new wine regions can be a thrilling and educational experience.
So, if you're up for an adventure, I'm your girl. I promise to make your trip a memorable one, filled with laughs, good wine, and maybe even a few dance parties. Let's raise a glass to new experiences and explore the world of wine together!
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