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Priorat creme

Priorat product not for oral use

During my organic wine tour to Priorat, I have indeed tasted dozens of wines, they were provided during professional wine tastings and tasted awesome. Yet this time this short review is not about wine! Imagine you get a some crushed grapes that were not used in the winemaking. What would you do with it? When visiting…

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Auzolan Tinto Crianza 2012 Organic Navarra

Auzolan organic wines from Bodegas Vega del Castillo

These three organic wines are coming from Bodegas Vega del Castillo, a glorious wine company established in 1910 and representing a region of Navarra on the map of Spanish wines. They are all called Auzolan and please have a look at the tasting notes for their rose, unaged red and aged red wines. Auzolan organic rosado…

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Waitrose Cellar

Buy organic wine: Waitrose Cellar

Waitrose Cellar should have been one of the first retailers reviewed at I Blame The Wine – at the end of the day you cannot diminish the importance of Waitrose to represent organic farming, responsible and value-based approach to agriculture. Yet when you search for organic wines through their total range, you will be disappointed.…

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Salmos Priorat Torres 2012

Organic vs non-organic wines: which ones taste better?

It has been quite a popular question recently, whether organic wines are not just a healthier option as compared to their non-organic analogues, but also taste better. IBlametheWine.com is dedicated to mostly organic wines due to their increased health benefits, how well they represent the place the wines are produced at, but also their somewhat…

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Get a free e-book on how to start with wine tasting

A brand new e-book on how to start with wine tasting. Download now to learn more about the world of wines, how to approach wine tasting in a fun and unpretentious way. Learn how to compose a tasting note, how to prepare a wine tasting evening and much more tips to start appreciating wines more.…

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Riberach organic natural wines

RAW fair: are natural wines worth trying?

Raw Fair is on the way (I am writing this when the last day is on, till 6pm today) in London’s trendy Brick Lane, and as a supporter of many things natural, organic, biodynamic and sustainable, I did not miss an opportunity to visit it yesterday. Where it is: The Old Truman Brewery, 83 Brick…

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Wine books: learn more about wines

When you are learning about something you love (or simply very interested) , does it count as entertainment? I am not so sure, but it is clearly not a chore, or a thing to blame! A few good years I was buying wine books, some of them were consumed fully and rather quickly, and some…

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Matching Wine and Food: a healthy way

Matching Wine and Food: a Healthy Way

Please have a look at my first ebook on wine and food matching. It is free of charge and I hope you like it. Feel free to try the wines and coo those delicious recipes from scratch!   Buy A Healthy Way to Wine Tasting Wine tasting is a sensory evaluation of a particular wine…

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Healthy BMI and cholesterol: facts or nonsense?

My partner and I have a different point of view on which paper to read over the weekend. I prefer the Guardian, but apparently nothing is better than Sunday Times. Oh well. A few weekends ago the latter contained quite an interesting and factual piece of work about health guidelines (i.e. healthy cholesterol levels and BMI),…

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The Wine Cake Craze

The is nothing in this world more pleasurable than indulging in the things you love and one of those being the Jamaican Christmas Fruit Cake with the secret ingredient being the  J Wray and Nephew Red Label Wine. I have had many meals with wine infused in them but there is just something powerful happening…

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Why You Should Be Drinking Organic Wine

By Kathryn Shanley “Let things taste the way they are.” – Alice Waters, chef, author, and owner of Chez Panisse Wine is a celebration of well-balanced taste, subtle aroma and silky texture. However, tantalizing fermented grape juice may not be the only ingredient dancing with your taste buds. Conventional winemakers add chemicals, stabilizing agents and…

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Fun games to play at your wine party

Wine parties are one of the most celebrated ways of taking some time off tiring work. Wine parties are common in all age groups. From high school students to middle age women and old buddies, wine party invites are a pleasure for everyone. We all attend wine parties now and then. At times, these parties…

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Calories in wine

Alcohol has 7 calories per gram compared to 4 calories per gram of sugar. Fat has almost 9 calories per gram. This means that the calories in wine bottle mainly depend on the alcohol ratio rather than its sweetness. This also means that some dry wines containing more alcohol ratio can have more calories than…

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Are there any fun wine tasting games for a party?

I have made a previous attempt in designing a DIY wine tasting game a few years ago. Actually, it was exactly two years ago as I have invited more than a dozen of guests for my birthday party. See how did it go here, it was published on my previous wine blog ‘Exposed Wines‘. However,…

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Wine and health: a better lifestyle?

Benefits of wine Wine has a long history of being used as a medicine. The practitioners of Rome and Greece used it as an antiseptic and a digestive aid. Hippocrates, who was a renowned Greek physician, used wine benefits in the treatment of lethargy and diarrhea. In this article, we’ll see whether a wine is…

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