Grape Gripe is a place for wine and food lovers to explore France,
one recipe, bottle, and appellation at a time.
The learn page delves into the often complex world of wine. The wines page comprehensively explores the appellations of Bordeaux, with chateaux lists and links. There is a useful search function on the top of each page and multiple language options.
The shop is a selection of French wine producers that I think are particularly special and worth supporting. Small, family run, and organic.
My name is Adrienne.
I hold a PhD in geochemistry and engineering via the UK Space Agency. After lecturing for a while in astrobiology and robotics in Scotland, I decided to move to France, after passing the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) level 2.
I hope you enjoy Grape Gripe!