Grape Escapes
with Lys Hall

Lys Hall

Lys Hall is an established lecturer on the wines of Europe and an expert on those of Italy, Spain and the Pyrenean area in particular. She also has a degree in Art History and a passion for Mediterranean history, as well as having a good all-round knowledge and love of the countries themselves. She has been organising and accompanying wine tours for well over a decade.

I have continued to act as a guide for Arblaster & Clarke Wine Tours, my most recent ones being to the Loire and to Alsace, and hopefully I will continue to do others from time to time. Just keep an eye on their website.

In addition to accompanying such wine tours, I also continue to be kept busy organising training both for newcomers to the wine trade and for those who wish to add to their CV of qualifications. Much of this is via the Wine & Spirit Education Trust's Levels 1–3 courses, which I organise in my role as Education Officer for the West of England Wine & Spirit Association (see their wine school website for more details). In addition I give lectures to students training to Diploma level, as well as to the general public who just wish to know a bit more about the background to their favourite wines and to look for new ones to enjoy. I am always open to suggestions from individuals or small groups who wish to set up a one-off or a series of talks on specific topics. Please do get in contact if you need more information about any of these activities.

To discuss any of the options above, or to request more information, contact Lys Hall by e-mail on:

or write/phone to:

Grape Escapes, 5 Chapel Close, Chew Stoke, Bristol BS40 8XX
Tel: 01275 332980 (UK) / 0044 1275 332980 (Int)