Cindy Rynning

Wine Writer

  • My #Winetraveler
  • Countries
  • Wines
  • Accolades: WSET Certified (Level 3 Wines & Spirits), Millesima Wine Blog Award Finalist-Wine Travel 2017, 2018; Drizly Best Wine Blog 2017; Lux Life Food and Drink Awards-Best Wine Blog - 2016, 2017, 2018; Top 100 Most Influential Blogger Award 2015
  • Favourite Grape
    Pinot Noir
  • Top Wine
    Travel Tip:
    Pack light, sip and eat local, open your mind
  • Bucketlist
    Goal :
    Chile, Argentina, explore more of Italy

Cindy Rynning has been writing about wine on her award-winning wine blog, Grape Experiences, since 2011. She passed the Wine and Spirit Trust (WSET) Level 3 program with Merit in 2012. Cindy is based in Chicago, Illinois and attends international and national trade tastings and media events, meets and interviews winemakers and others who share their stories, and writes about tastings, food and wine pairings, wine travels, and more. She travels extensively to wine regions around the world as a tourist and/or press trip participant. She has written for a variety of print and digital publications including Crave Local, Wine Tourist Magazine, Drizly, and the wine club newsletter of Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants. Currently, Cindy is a Top Shelf Blogger for Drizly and received a Drizly Blogger Award as Best Wine Blog - 2017. Cindy’s site was recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Wine Blogs in the world in 2015 and as the Lux International Magazine Best Wine Blog – US in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Two of her articles were finalists in the Millesima Wine Blog Awards – Wine Travel category in both 2017 and 2018. A former educator, Cindy understands the value of lifelong learning and strives to share her knowledge of wine through writing, social media, personal wine tastings, and real-life conversation in order to inform, entertain, and inspire others to discover the beauty of our favorite beverage: wine.

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