Back in 2017, Nick and Jake created Grapes & Corks, a company specialised in wine tours in Burgundy & Loire region. Thanks to Nick’s vast knowledge of Burgundy, and the time he has spent there, he knows many of the boutique winegrowers. His tours for the last few years have really been focused on giving guests the opportunity to discover the little pearl hidden away on the hills. The majority of the wines our guests taste during the visits, cannot be found abroad, or even in other parts of France. Quantities are usually quite small and getting your hands on some these bottles can be a challenge.
Many of our guests want to ship these amazing wines bottles back to their country . Who can blame them, the wine is excellent and not easy to get your hands on. So we started offering a shipping service to our guests, where Grapes & Corks worked with international wine shippers to deliver the wine directly to our guests doorstep, whether they lived in the USA, UK, or China.
In 2020, our tours got cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. We then decided to set up, Grapes & Corks – Organic Wine Shop, to be able to continue delivering excellent sustainable wine to wine lovers around the globe. This is when Simon joined the team, to help us build a solid platform where wine lovers from the USA to Europe, can get their hands on amazing wines from boutique winegrowers from Burgundy & Loire region.