Discover my selection of unique boutique wines with sustainability at their core.
In real life, Astralabe was the son of famous medieval lovers Héloïse and Abélard, who gave their names to Chêne Bleu's twin flagship reds. This cuvée, younger in age and in spirit than its complex collectible “parents,” is a vibrant yet easy-drinking Grenache-Syrah blend.
SERVING SUGGESTIONSPerfect for everyday cuisine or with fresh Mediterranean fare. Well paired ideally with red or white meat, grilled fish and olive oil-based cuisine. Serve at room temperature or slightly cooler.
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!