Updated 10/13/2021 to include reviews of more puzzles plus a limited time, 20% discount for readers!
The most enjoyable way to learn about wine besides drinking it! The Water & Wines Wine Puzzles. We review the Spain, Italy, France and South Africa puzzles plus we've got a special discount for our readers to try the puzzles themselves. Ships to most countries!
Beautifully hand illustrated, created by a sommelier (and reviewed by some of the top somms in the world), these extremely high quality puzzles are not only beautiful but educational as well.
I have to say that when Water & Wines first reached out with a few pictures and the concept behind these puzzles, I thought it was too good to be true. After giving the Spain, Italy, France and South Africa puzzles a try (California, Portugal, Germany and a Scottish whisky puzzle are now available as well) I have to say they are even better than advertised!
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The first thing you'll notice about these puzzles is not only the beautiful pictures on the front of the box, but also the velvety finish of the boxes themselves. That velvety finish continues on the actual pieces of this puzzle adding a luxurious touch.
The attention to detail here is incredible, with each countries respective wine regions laid out along with the primary grape varieties.
Learning about a wine region has never been so much fun. We highly recommend pairing these puzzle with some new wines (or old favorites) from the region you're working on!
The back of the box also includes some great info in terms of grape descriptions and pairing options.
At 1000 pieces per puzzle, these are challenging but not to the point of frustration. Each puzzle includes:
- Super high quality "velvet touch" 1000 piece 48cm x 68cm (18.9in x 26.8 in) puzzle
- Puzzle stand for holding the front of the box
- Full size poster 48cm x 68cm (18.9in x 26.8 in)
Even better than all of this, for every item sold Water & Wines will plant one tree and make a donation to improve global access to safe drinking water (thus the name Water & Wines).
Here's what a couple of the completed puzzles look like:
Like we mentioned above, the Spain, Italy, France, South Africa, California, Portugal, Germany and Scotland Whisky puzzles are available for purchase now, and more will be on the way in the future!
And finally, here's what the manufacturer Water & Wines has to say:
Set against a fabulous hand-drawn map of Spain, our Spanish wine puzzle highlights the country’s key wine-producing regions, main grape varieties, and star appellations. The puzzle design was carefully curated by our very own sommelier and the box features grape profiles, aromas, key characteristics, and food pairing tips! Illustrated by hand, our team attentively reviewed every detail with the help of some of the top sommeliers in the world.
Stunning, mindful, and educative, it is so much more than a puzzle. Start playing your way into the world of Spanish wines and you might also learn one thing or two about Spanish geography while you are at it!
Honestly, we can't recommend these puzzles enough. If this were a wine review the Water & Wines puzzles would definitely get a perfect 10, Bulk Buy rating!