Adrian Smith

About the Author Adrian Smith

Adrian is an emerging personality within the wine and spirits industry with a specific focus on the millennial and boomer generation.

Aside from Adrian being the Head of Content for Drink Me, he’s the official wine and spirits columnist for The Independent, the UK’s 2nd largest news publication (and 24th largest in the USA).

Adrian is also the official Brand Ambassador for Vivino, now at over 26 million users worldwide and works with Miele as their wine educator.

Having dabbled in winemaking, branding and even wine technology he’s worked with a vast amount of wine and spirits brands/regions over the years. Adrian founded his new venture, Sypped, to help companies explore wine and spirits in a non-pretentious, no BS fashion. His premise is to allow everyone to find their ideal tipple and build confidence to explore the world of the drink.


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Beronia Crianza 2014: 89 Points

Wine: Beronia Crianza Variety: 88% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, 2% Mazuelo Vintage: 2014 Country: Rioja, Spain ABV: 13.5% Score: 89 Harmonious notes of vanilla, black plum and creamy oak flow from the glass with a base of baking spices, cloves and cinnamon. There’s a sensuous dark fruit that lingers with liquorice …

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Deutz Champagne: 95 Points

Wine: Deutz Champagne Variety: Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir Vintage: N.V. Country: Champagne, France ABV: 12% Score: 95 Showcasing an equal share of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, this quintessential gem showcases the utmost elegance and grace. A substantial amount of Grand Cru and 1er Cru grapes go into …

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Txomin Etxaniz Txakoli Blanco 2016

Wine: Txomin Etxaniz Txakoli Blanco 2016 Variety: Hondarrabi Zuri 85%, Hondarrabi Beltza 15% Vintage: 2016 Country: Spain ABV: 11% Score: 90 As one of Spain’s most eye-catching wines, Txakoli isn’t just vibrant in ambience. The palate showcases an energetically refreshing acidity with fresh juicy green apples, pears and a distinct …

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Beronia Rueda: 91 Points

Wine: Beronia Rueda Variety: Verdejo Vintage: 2016 Country: Spain Score: 91 A pale golden hue sits in the glass, showcasing notes of ripened pineapple, pear and succulent apples. Floral aromas of blossom and jasmine begin to emerge over time as a slight salinity and minerality take hold. The nose is …

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Beronia Rosado: 91 Points

Wine: Beronia Rosado Variety: Tempranillo Vintage: 2016 Country: Spain Score: 91 Rose petals and sweet ripening red cherries shine through on the nose with a little cranberry and redcurrant hiding in the background. Aromas of candy floss and Turkish delight continue to open up this vibrant rosado. The palate offers …

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