Category Archives: Blame it!

IBTW sulphites in wine

2.5 million Britons suffer from sulphites in wine

Why people are allergic to wine? Alexandra Richmond, senior health and beauty analyst at Mintel, said: ”An estimated 21 million adults in the UK suffer from at least one allergy, with 10 million suffering from more than one. We are responding to Organic Wine Club‘s request to support the cause as there is a massive 4…

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how to source some amazing new wine?

New wine? How to select fantastic and delicious new wine to try?

  First of all let us share some fantastic news! Last month we have seen our 1000th referral to purchase a case from one of the wine clubs we recommend. Yes, we do receive a small commission from them, but we do rate the clubs and online wine merchants according how they perform, how good…

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natural wines

Have you converted to Natural Wines yet?

This month we wanted to share with you our own experience with natural wines and give you some pointers along the way (also not without a great deal on natural wine!). First of all, let’s get to grips about what we are actually talking about. Natural wines are those which are made without major intervention…

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Organic September

Get the most out of Organic September

Eat. Drink. Use. Choose. Organic September is coming and we have got a lot of promotions, events and goodie to tell you about! First things first – organised by Soil Association and sponsored by Good Energy – it is a green and environment friendly initiative to promote all things organic. You can find local events,…

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4 simple steps for mindful living

When we mention ‘I Blame The Wine’ to people who never came across this site about organic wine, wine clubs and heathy & happy wine lifestyle, they sometimes comment on how negative our name sounds. We all like to blame external things from time to time, but our ultimate goal was to provide a wealth…

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How to earn on wine? Some free wine anyone?

It is mid-summer and we’ve decided not to bore you with any long wine reviews or comparisons of any sort. Yet with all current affairs going on, people are increasingly conscious of their spending habits and basically getting the most value for their money. As we discuss wine and mostly organic wines here, let’s explore…

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Real Wine Fair 2016 Tobacco Dock London

The Real Wine Fair 2016 review

A few days ago we have returned to visit The Real Wine Fair which celebrates the wines made with minimal intervention. What are real wines? What are natural wines? Having said that, generally there is no further explanation whether they are organic or just natural, yet what you should have in mind is that the…

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happy and healthy lifestyle checklist

Do not Blame the Wine checklist – download for free

You love wine. Me too! Whilst many health authorities prompt you to give up drinking and cut down to less than 14 units a week (that is less than 9 small glasses of wine to you and me), I decided to research and explore the issues around wine and health. As a result of my…

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Naked Wines customer favourites

What to buy or avoid – April 2016

Time flies when doing what you love doesn’t it? And yes, this refers to wine and especially organic wine shopping. First of all, I should mention an article that had probably contained the best written argument with regards to the recent rise in weekly alcohol consumption limits that UK Government imposed. For those who are…

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Silbador Emiliana Chile organic

Chilean wines are on the forefront of organic movement

Chile has recently overtaken Australia and became the world’s 4th largest wine exporter. It is a face to be reckoned with. Yet as recent as few decades ago this country was renowned as a producer of cheap, simple and inexpensive wines. This post is to discuss the reasons behind that image, and underline current developments…

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Fair juniper gin pack cycle 31 Dover

Fairtrade spirits from 31 Dover

We are taking a small detour to the world of spirits. Distilled ones that is. Wine has been covered by us through and trough, but we haven’t made much effort to introduce you to some good produce that is a result of wine distillation, or as in the below example grain distillation couple with some…

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cocoa coconut cookies: gluten free, dairy free

Cocoa and coconut gluten free cookie: guilt free, but indulgent!

I think it was a bit of a success! Finally, I said, as my last attempt to bake something interesting were not great. I love cooking, but baking is definitely not my forte so to speak! So the mission is to find a way how to enjoy a sweet treat with your afternoon tea or…

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Healthy eating shopping list

Healthy eating shopping list

Without a further delay here comes a consolidated list of my approach to shopping for my healthy eating lifestyle. I quickly touch on the inputs that made this list as it is right now – from diets, to restrictions and healthy eating guidelines I follow. Paleo diet or lifestyle So what is Paleo about? Palaeolithic…

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chocolate sugar wine champagne treats

What to buy or avoid – February 2016

For many of us February is a month of chocolate and bubbles, so it is all about sugar. These former two products are definitely making us happier, yet are they healthy? They’re probably not, so the question is whether they could be healthier? Sugar and bubbles If you want to know more about different types of…

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the social aspects of drinking wine

The Social Aspects of Drinking Wine

“Nothing more excellent or valuable than wine,” observed the Classical Greek philosopher Plato “was ever granted by the gods to man.” Drinking Wine and Me Our relationship with this valuable commodity is described in detail in Homer’s Iliad and The Odyssey; it is well documented in Christian and Hebrew texts, and in Confucius’s Analects (collection…

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