Unique boutique wines with sustainability at their core.
Vibrant purple colour with bags of black fruits on the nose. Body is medium+, with blackberry, cherry and Christmas spice flavours, allied to gentle tannins and a fresh, peppery finish. This is my go-to red when I want something rich, suave but accessible.
Famed winemaker Etienne Pochon owns this small and organic certified estate located in Crozes-Hermitage in the northern Rhône Valley. In the medieval cellars of the Château de Curson, he vinifies his estate grapes plot by plot in order to keep the specificity of each terroir.
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!