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Denise Medrano (aka The Winesleuth)

Denise Medrano (aka The Winesleuth)

Who is The Winesleuth?

Denise Medrano is an American living in London. She has been in the London wine trade for over 9 years and began writing about wine after studying at a sommelier course in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After a year in Argentina, she landed back in the UK and  immediately began working in wine retail. At that time, she also studied at the Wine and Spirit Educational Trust and obtained the Advanced Certificate.  It was then that she realized that the world of wine in London was missing a blogging voice, one that talked about wine from an insider’s point of view. She decided to go beyond boring old wine reviews and discover the people and places behind the wine. 

Since then, The Winesleuth has covered the world of wine in London and beyond. The Winesleuth focuses on wine travel, wine maker interviews and food and wine pairings. Denise is also available as a wine consultant and to conduct wine tastings. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any queries. My email is
The Winesleuth especially likes the wine regions of France but she’s not averse to visiting wine regions around the world.  And, she never says no to a glass of champagne.




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  1. Hi I am so thrilled I found your webpage, I really found you by accident, while I was
    searching on Google for something else, Anyways I am here now and would just like to
    say thanks for a marvelous post and a all round enjoyable blog (I also love the theme/design),
    I don’t have time to browse it all at the moment but I have saved it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the superb work.

  2. Hi Denise, I work for Hallgarten Druitt as well as running my own website if you would like any samples of our wines please let me know

  3. You have a great blog here. I’d really like to request a wine review on behalf of a wine client of mine. I’ve emailed you with the details. Keep the great posts coming.

  4. Hi there!
    Do you feature South African Wines? We have some really stunning International Award Winning wines but somehow these do not get the attention they deserve. Some of our lesser know boutique Wineries are also producing some really stunning wines.

  5. Great to meet you today, looks a great blog as well

  6. Dear Denise,

    I’d like to exchange links on our blogs. I feel that many of your readers would appreciate what my blog has to offer. Readers can use my site to find Wineries, wine bars etc. throughout North America. They can also follow my daily Video Vocabulary of Wine where we interview a winemaker or winery owner about a specific term used in the world of wine. The videos are being compiled to create the first ever video wine dictionary! Just for fun I’m also producing a new web series called “Just A Taste.” Each week we review one wine and give updates from the world of wine in a humorous format. You can watch a webisode here:

    I sincerely believe that my blog is offering something new and unique in the world of wine!

    If you would like to exchange links, please send me an email and I’ll get yours up on my blog roll right away.

    Thank you,

    Dan Ganshirt

  7. Hi Denise,

    We met briefly at the Wine Bloggers Conference. I’ve just bee checking out your site. May I suggest that you enable an RSS feed on the blog, so that people may subscribe? I think you will find that you get more readers that way.

  8. Dear Denise,

    Greetings from Mutineer Magazine.  I see you will be attending the Wine Bloggers Conference in Sonoma, and I wanted to touch base with you as I’ll be attending and covering the event for a feature story in an upcoming issue of Mutineer Magazine.  We are doing a feature story on wine blogs, and will be doing interviews at the Conference to try and put faces and stories to burgeoning wine blogosphere.  Here is a link to a PDF of the recently released second issue:

    If you are into the magazine, please share our efforts with your blog readers. Feel free to share the PDF link with anyone or even post it on your site.

    We are fully committed to being a resource to the blogosphere and doing our part to help develop it into the most relevant format it can be, and I am excited to meet you in person at the conference.


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