Discover my selection of unique boutique wines with sustainability at their core.
This robust Grenache blend was named after the famed philosopher Pierre Abélard to reflect its forceful, brooding intensity and gravitas.
Abélard likes “fur”, pairing well with roasts, like venison and beef, and slow-roasted vegetables. It’s also a great match for spicy foods and flavorful cheeses, such as Roquefort and Stilton. Decant for several hours and serve at room temperature or slightly cooler. Ageing potential: 25-30 years.
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I created Wine Monkey to bring together a collection of lesser-known craft wines that celebrate sustainability, whether environmental, human, economic and/or social and to support the producers who see and care about the bigger picture.
You name it, I've done it: from marketing and brand management to retail and trade sales, wine tourism, wine education, ecommerce and, most recently sommelier, with several vintages under my belt both in the cellar and in the vineyard.
Having worked my way through the vineyards of southern Oregon, the Loire, the Languedoc, the Rhône and now the UK, I have developed a passion for "unique boutique" wines. Wine Monkey is all about bringing together and showcasing the incredible wines I've collected along the way. Get in touch to let me know what you think of my selection and to share your favorites with me. I'd love to hear from you!