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.

Arblaster & Clarke Wine Tours, have again asked me to accompany three of their tours planned for 2017, two in Italy and one in France. Full details can be found by following this link to one of the pages on the A&C 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 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)

To comply with travel legislation, Grape Escapes Holidays is legally operated and bonded by Arblaster & Clarke. Arblaster & Clarke Wine Tours provide full financial protection for these package holidays, by way of an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence number 2543 and for package holidays that do not include flights, by way of a bond held by ABTA, The Travel Association, membership number Y5806. Your booking form and deposit cheque (made payable to Arblaster & Clarke Wine Tours Ltd) should be sent directly to them. You will then receive your deposit receipt, balance invoice, flight confirmation (if applicable) and insurance policy directly from Arblaster & Clarke Wine Tours. Your balance payment, when due, should also be sent directly to Arblaster & Clarke Wine Tours.

All queries relating to your holiday should be directed to Grape Escapes.