The most enjoyable way to learn about wine besides drinking it! The Water & Wines Wine Puzzles. We review the Spain puzzle 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), this extremely high quality puzzle is 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 puzzle a try (Italy, France and South Africa are also available now with California, Portugal and Germany on the way) I have to say it is even better than advertised!
Read on for our review and then use my affiliate link below to get 10% off the regular price of 40 Euro ($50 USD). Buy 2 puzzles and they will also ship (worldwide) for free!
(Your 10% discount will show during checkout and free shipping will be applied automatically on orders of 2 or more puzzles.)
The first thing you'll notice about the puzzle is not only the beautiful picture on the front of the box, but also the velvety finish of the box itself. That velvety finish continues on the actual pieces of this puzzle adding a luxurious touch.
The attention to detail here is incredible, with all the Spanish 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 this 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 the completed puzzle looks like:
Like we mentioned above, Italy, France and South Africa puzzles are also available for purchase now. California, Portugal and Germany are in the works and on the way!
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 Spain puzzle would definitely get a perfect 10, Bulk Buy rating!