Welcome to Grapes with Mates, a blog that will follow my gastronomic travels through some of the most prominent wine regions in the country of France.
My name is Tina. I am a 22 year old based in Melbourne, Australia and am an avid food and wine enthusiast. My interest is wine comes from a philanthropic direction. I am fascinated by the symbiosis of food and wine into European culture, more so than the viticultural processes that brought the bottle to our tables.
I consider myself moderately well travelled. I believe that there is no greater luxury in life than immersing oneself in different cultures. The more lost you get, the better. The irony is that the more places you travel and experience, the more I have felt I am yet to uncover.
I have been to Paris once before and was immediately struck by the deep traces of history and culture embodied into the city. I was dazzled by the French; the people, the streets, the fashion, the food, the overall savoir-fair. I immediately became a full-blown Francophile.
My two greatest passions in life; wine and culture. Thus resulting in this epic wine journey to the other wide of the world.