Nicola Downs


Escaping since February 2019

Favourite wine : Rioja is my favourite red wine, although the white Rioja’s aren’t bad either 😊

Favourite Grape Escapes destination : Porto and the Douro Valley. The two complement each other so well, you get to experience a city and then finish up in the middle of nowhere – bliss! Although the windy roads to get to the Douro can be a little unsettling!

Strangest food ever eaten : Kumache in Venezuela which is a hot sauce containing red ants and termites!

Wondering what to buy the wine lover who has everything?

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