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 generation. He sits as the global wine columnist and official UK Ambassador for Vivino and writes for a variety of well-known publications in the wine and spirits world, including The Independent and CLASS Magazine.

Having dabbled in winemaking, branding and even wine technology he’s worked with multiple luxury wine and spirits brands over the years. He’s also the Managing Director of Sypped, where he works with a variety of up and coming wine and spirit brands to help boost their digital footprint.

His mission: to inspire folks to find their very own drinking passion.


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Matua Pinot Noir Rosé 2016

Rosé sure has been on a journey over the past couple years and unsurprisingly continues to grow from strength to strength. While Provence and the Rhône are producing some great stuff, the climate and terroir of New Zealand makes it a true contender for some phenomenal rosé which is taking …

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Matua Pinot Noir 2016

There’s a couple of regions around the globe that have really conquered Pinot Noir and New Zealand is indisputably one of those. It’s funny what a little perseverance does; and from their ragged tin shed in 1974, Bill and Ross Spence began to change the very foundation of wine in …

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