We are Nicole (witch name, la petite garçon) & Krysta (witch name, kika), but prefer if you refer to us by our maiden name, The Grape Witches. We live and breathe the best wine and magic. Together our coven is deliciously unstoppable. Events. Reviews. Sorcery.
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LCBO AND U LATER TODAY! ❤️🌹🍇🎈☺️ But first, our next Somm on the Boat. ⚓️ Meet Laura Jane Faulds aka @wine_child. Laura is a self described weird wine writer and, as evidenced here, perhaps a literal angel! She recommends Southern Rhone White with organizing your bookshelf by colour and Chianti Classico with smiling at an old man wearing an undershirt on a porch. She manages the dream list at the Moroccan paradise @atlasrestaurantto and we are extremely happy to have her. More about Laura in the link in our bio. ✨💕🐬 #sommsonaboat #boatsandu #nicewineinaniceplace
Welcome to the hood @paradisegrapevine!!! You are so beautiful. Find us sweating on the back patio chugging natural wine with many handsome people under a literal grape canopy. #nicewineinaniceplace
Sommeliers are pretty good at talking about soil, opening sparkling wine without a sound and having a corkscrew handy regardless of the situation. Sometimes though you are in the LCBO preparing for an SVU marathon and are overcome by the need to know what Alex Cabot would drink. For that, we have pulled out our Rolodex to present Lawyer on a Boat! Meet Lida aka @yermokay. Typically she can be found arbitrating the law, baking sourdough, reading @zadie_smith in the park, telling us to get incorporated (lol we are mom!!) or waiting for our phone call from the police station after we are finally busted for wine smuggling. On Monday August 20th on our (sold out!!!) natural wine booze cruise however, she will be pouring red Jura into your chalice and describing the colour of orange wine using the shade of her Israeli rescue dog Jacob’s fur, seen here. We love you Lida! More about our favourite lawyer and sommelier of the international waters in the link in our bio. #sommsonaboat #internationalwatersnorules #nicewineinaniceplace #boatsandu
WE HAVE SOLD OUT!! 😭🐬 THANK YOU!!! As a brief interlude to more somm introductions have we mentioned that there is a costume contest? The theme is sailor. The prize is a magnum to drink on the boat. Here are some inspirations.
PSA this is Matt and Jason. They own @burdockbrewery, a certified nice place. In front of them you might notice a large bottle, one of only two they made! Yes Carmen Sandiego, it isssss a jeroboam - aka 4.5 litres - of Bumo, their most prized beer!! “I want that in my mouth!”, you gasp. There is only one way to get it... at GW of the Caribbean, of course! We will be auctioning it off one week today on the river gambler with 100% of sales going to Nellie’s Women’s Shelter! Okay! A handful of tickets left on our site. 🌿☺️⏳⚓️🎈
Our boat cruise is ONE WEEK TODAY and we have TWENTY tickets left!!! 🙂⚓️🐟💕 May the presentation of powerful women we love who will be on deck continue! Next up is writer and wine pourer @claudiamcneilly. Claudia is unapologetically exactly who she is, which is smart, sassy and competent af. Will she be inspired for a novel on board? Will you ask her to take a look at your blog? Will she convince you to get a rose-all-day tattoo? Follow the link in bio for these burning questions and more, but in fact it’s a different set of questions entirely!!! We like to leave something for your imagination, which is vivid and unique, you should definitely write that book don’t wait for Claudia to tell you!!! 📷: @jenalle.los
Bought you some nice wine featuring our body guard, anchovy.
Somms on a boat! Meet @lindseyrobynking aka master chef aka teen witch aka a mainstay at any and all grape witch anything helping us behind the scenes making beautiful things happen. Lindsey is responsible for many of the posters and menu designs of late and can often be found wearing stripes and a mischievous grin at Lake Inez, where she runs the thoughtful wine program and at Paris Paris where she raids the cellar. We are delighted to witness her flare-sommeliering on August the 20th at GW of the Caribbean, of which we are 7/8th sold out!!?!? Read more about our culinary mastermind in the link in our bio. 💕🌿✨🍇🐬 #sommsonaboat #nicewineinaniceplace #boatsandu
Somms on a boat continue!! We are so happy to have internationally-acclaimed water baby @blamethesky with us on August 20th pouring wine as we set sail on the river gambler! Top 5 things we love about M + q & a with our top girl in the link in our bio. 💕✨🍇🌿 #nicewineinaniceplace #boatsandu #sommsonaboat
Our biggest party ever approaches! We can't wait to take over the river gambler for Toronto's - Ontario's! Canada's! North America's? - largest natural wine booze cruise.
Yay! Tons more details on our site. Tickets are over 3/4 sold (!) so grab yours soon and join us for such nice times on Monday August 20th. 🙂✨ We have collected an incredible group of women to pour wine for you. We thought it was high-time we properly introduced them. We thus present a mini-series! SOMMS ON A BOAT. ⚓️🐬 First up is @adriennefriesen.
If you have been to a few parties Adrienne's smiling face is a fixture. Find her long arms pouring you pet nat, dancing awkwardly (like us) and raising her arms in merriment! We met Adrienne as an enthusiastic somm in a cool hat at our very first GW parties and instantly fell in love. She is so incredibly knowledgable and it has been such a treat to watch her grow from advertising/ serving to a top wine agent to some of Toronto's most thrilling restaurants pursuing her WSET Diploma (fancy wine school!). She brings the best energy, curiosity, good times and black on black ensembles everywhere she goes. 🦇 She has asked to be called Goth Witch, but we prefer to call her Cat Mom or Captain of Cheer. 🐈 q & a and more photos by the talented @jenalle.los in the link in our bio. 💕✨🍇🍷 #sommsonaboat #nicewineinaniceplace #boatsandu