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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The most beautiful lunch wine! 🍇🔮Elevated, soul stopping Robinot with our dear friend @edwinhuizinga. What music does Pineau D’Aunis feel like? 🌙 You will have to read @fairmentation issue 2 to find out. 🤗 So fun to share iconic wine with regular people, but lol very special people of worth all the same!!! 💜#magicaldrinking #alwayscastingspells
Most lovely afternoon sharing this bottle of @clos_lentiscus_manel Perill Blanc with @rae_drake for our @fairmentation exploration of the consumer experience. 😍💫 aka sharing wines we like with humans we like who don’t do our job!!!! We love this lil Penedes star + obviously @midfieldwinebar. ❤️🍇🔥 #nicewineinaniceplace
#lcboandu! PSA: this wine is delicious. 🌙 Anselmi San Vincenzo was literally the only thing we wanted to drink at the College and Manning lcbo, but we really wanted to drink it! And it is only $16.95 and very wildly available! Okay then! 💕 Its maker, Roberto Anselmi is one of Italy’s most famous rogue winemakers. ⚡️ Frustrated with his neighbours’ crappy high volume grapes & garbage wines, he left his appellation of Soave in 2000 preferring to call his 100% Garganega (the grape of Soave!) the less prestigious IGT Veneto instead of being associated with their lowly lot. He is obsessed with sustainably farming, high density planting and low cropping - things that create more stressed vines that are harder to work but produce way more concentrated fruit = way better wine. 💫 Not only is the bottle goldenly handsome, the wine is explosively aromatic when you twist her shiny capsule. Think mulled citrus poured pipping hot into a wooden bowl when cold, fistfuls of herbs and the smell of the ocean after a rain. The palate is rich (before the money has gone to her head) and almost tropical (the tropical tan you think you are going to get not the lobster monstrosity that befalls you). It tastes like reuniting with best, old friends: warm, giving, gracious and affirming. There is no need to be anything you are not and what you are is good. 🙂 It will go down so so easy before a meal, pair with anything light or be p. nice at 5:08 pm on a Friday in your new @zalto_glasses because this is living. Garganega is Italy’s 6th most planted grape, pretty hard to say and often quite bland. When planted properly on the volcanic soils of Soave Classico it is powerfully aromatic and floral with beautiful acidity and a juicy lil body. We love this hidden gem and think u will 2. ps: yes we were id’d buying this! when the teller saw our id he told us that we looked great, which really endeared us to the store despite their merger selection! Sometimes that is all it takes. 🤗
Yay! Nicole wrote a wild article best described as instagram with punctuation for @cbclife on holiday wine pairings. Have a laugh with us and maybe learn a thing or two! Or learn nothing but maybe find a moment of delight or a smirk you forgot was in you all along! Illustrations Krysta and Nicole made over a bottle of Arnot Roberts Trousseau thinking about the topic also included! *lol talking about yourself in the third person is so weird! hey guys, it’s Nicole 🖐* In our mind these are now framed in Anna Maria Tremonti’s office. 🤗🍇🙂🍷✨⚡️ link in bio.
Cutest private for a bunch of lawyers at their Fancy law firm!! Lol witches and the law! More people to bail us out when we are arrested for smuggling and flashing our cute butts!! Want a private tasting with many nice semi-legal products?? We got you bb. Our new tag line is “wine velvet sorcery we’ll do anything!” Lol luv u guys bye. ☯️
PARTY ANNOUNCEMENT!! 🙂⚡️🍷 Oh hey buds!! We have ONE LAST PARTY of 2018 and it’s going to be a goodie. We hate new year’s. Not because we resent the passing of time - more wisdom! - but because it is over hyped and always disappoints. Instead of staying home and eating cold pizza - a hobby we look forward to cultivating in 2018 - we decided to throw a nice party we would want to go to. A sparkling good time saluting our individual and collective past, breathing into our present and nurturing our future. 🍇💕 We were so obsessed with our @burdockbrewery warehouse party that we are back - this time at their OG location popping bottles and dancing with you and a multitude of nice bottles. 🌙 One education hour from 7-8 pm - half sold out! - followed by the main party that kicks off at 8 and goes till 2. No countdown! No awkward finding of a person to kiss! Only good times and a gentle rager, lil pups!!!! Link to Education Hour in our bio. Let’s make this not suck together, okay? xoxoxoxoxox the witches today tomorrow and always #castingspells
So many new people!!! Hey!!! 🌚🌺🌸🌼 We are so humbled and excited by our growing coven -passionate about real wine, sweet times and inclusive (rad) spaces. 💥💥💥 Some people have been asking who the f we are! 🙂👯🤷♀️ Hi! Here we are!! 😽 We are Krysta (looking coy) and Nicole (casting a spell) 🍇 Real life best friends who have worked in the wine industry for many centuries; Nicole imports natural wine across Canada and Krysta is a sommelier making dreams come true. 🦇🥀💫 We are obsessed with low intervention, natural wine made by passionate people around the world - the wines sommeliers hoard for themselves and tend to drink deep into the night at every restaurant we love to be at. 🍑🔥😋🍇🔮🍷💯 Rare plots of special land making firecracker, evocative things that make our hearts beat v fast. ❤️❤️❤️ We were tired of our smart, cute friends wearing cool clothes and eating conscientiously, but drinking large production wine (the McDonald's of wine!). 🍟 It's not their fault! Or yours! 😳 Wine is confusing and has a bad reputation for bro vibes and pretentious downers. 👎 Welcome to our patriarchchy-free haven of delicious things and great times!!! 🙌🙌🙌 🥂🍾🍕🍷We have once-a-month themed parties in Toronto with some little events in between. 🌕🌖🌗🌘🌑🌒🌓🌔🌸🌺Parties are always free and feature a whole pile of hard-to-get wines we are obsessed with not in the lcbo. ☺️💕🍇✨ We tell you how to get them - through sweet wine agents! (sometimes by smuggling them in your suitcase) 🐌And we also dance with you! We always have great music and feature local female artists we admire. 👯 Witchy vibes! #magicaldrinking 🌙🍄 LCBO picks every week and wild adventure photos in between. Come share the magic of wine, which involves a lot of wild laughter, smirking, trouble, and life altering flavour and community if you let it. 🌞 Join us. 🍇🔮🌙 #alwayscastingspells #lcboandu #grapewitches
lol how u guys feeling today? 💕✨🙂
You are all crazy and we love you!! 🙂💕✨ Best one yet. Heart so full. ALSO YOU DRANK EVERYTHING YOU THIRSTY ANGELS!!! ⚡️#alwayscastingspells
Education Hour looking sparkly in the @burdockbrewery warehouse! 201 Geary. Main party opens at 8! No tickets needed come thru!