Category Archives: The Wine Society

'This job has probably got the most screwing-up potential in the world' Larry Speakes

How not to order wine online or screwed-up wine delivery

‘It has been a dozen of calls from a wine company and a delivery company, I feel totally exhausted and at the point of just wanting my money back.’ Or ‘it has been a few weeks of ‘missed’ deliveries, when noone even bothered to inform me when my case of wine would be delivered and…

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Bourgeuil Frederic Mabileau 2013

What to buy or avoid – September 2015

Are you ready to say farewell to this summer? I have started wondering about the end of BBQ season and switching refreshments to a more comforting and warming selection of full-bodied reds. Let’s say ‘No’ and trick this first days of autumn with a few organic wines that are red, but crisp, refreshing and perfect for…

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The Wine Society

Buy organic wine: The Wine Society

When asked via Twitter (@IBlameTheWine) about the favourite wine merchant and wine club, the majority was quite firm in their opinion – it is The Wine Society. I remember quite a few years ago a journalist actually named them as a best place where to invest £40 in wine experience. The trick is that The…

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Silbador 2013 Organic Cabernet Sauvignon Chile

Silbador 2013 Organic Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile

Silbador 2013 is made from organic Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in the Valley del Rapel in Chile. This wine was produced by a renowned organic wine company Emiliana specially for The Wine Society. Here are a few geeky wine facts about this organic wine: 1. Silbador means ‘the whistler’, a bird that eats insects in the…

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Beyra 2012 Organic Mencia Portugal

Beyra 2012, Organic Mencia, Portugal

Beyra 2012 of Vinhos de Altitude is made of organic Mencia grape and screams to be presented using my geeky wine facts!:) 1 – When wine snobs mention the word ‘terroir’, it may be not that easy to grasp what the .. it is, but as a combination of soil, aspect, climate and other conditions, plays the most…

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Domain de Rancy 2011 Le Mourvedre Cotes Catalanes

Domaine de Rancy, Organic Mourvedre 2011, Cotes Catalanes

Arguably this is a long name, yet the label was very stylishly done, so it reads just Rancy, Mourvèdre at first and then on the back you get the full one: Domaine de Rancy, Organic Mourvedre 2011 from Cotes Catalanes It is where France meets Spain, yet it is already quite Spanish in its name –…

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Blau Montsant

Blau 2012, Montsant

Blau 2012 is coming from Montsant region, which is adjacent to Priorat, but doesn’t have their remarkable slate soils, and also the price tag. Yet all and all, the wines could be compared to the more prominent brother, and they normally offer a very intriguing complexity. This wine comes with the typical alcoholic strength of 14% and…

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Juan Gil 2012

Juan Gil 2012 Jumilla

DO Jumilla, Spain is becoming increasingly famous for their work with Monastrell.  This wine is of no exception- made in 2012 from 100% Monastrell grape on more than 40 years old vines it is bold (read, alcoholic as well, at 15%), and elegant example for Jumilla. Hot climates can make these wines rather sweet-ish and…

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ToroSanRoman2010

San Roman 2010 Toro

Spanish red wine expansion is definitely way on-going and apart from obvious powerhouses like Ribera Del Duero and Priorat, let’s not forget about Toro. This particular bottle was made of 100% local tinto fino. This is one of the top Toro wines. Honestly, I bought by price parameter, but it did not disappoint – you…

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