Category Archives: Waitrose

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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What to buy or avoid – December 2015: Christmas wine deals

Festive spirit is upon us and I cannot resist from sharing some exceptional organic wines with you (and maybe some to avoid and leave on the shops’ shelves or when shopping for wine online). Best Christmas wine deals First of all, let’s explore where exactly we can get the most value for money before Christmas:…

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Organic Christmas: wine, gifts, food and markets

An Organic Christmas: a time to reconnect with your primeval soul?

‘‘Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas……..perhaps….means a little bit more.’’ When Doctor Theodor Seuss penned his children’s classic tale ‘How the Grinch stole Christmas’ in 1957 he was, perhaps, gently making us ponder how far this annual festival has strayed from its origins over two millenia. What is organic Christmas?…

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'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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Maris Minervois organic biodynamic

Best organic buy of the month – September 2015

I decided to start ‘Best organic buy‘ regular reviews with the wine that I bought a year ago, wrote a review, but never actually published. Six months later same thing happened when I tasted the wine, liked it and quickly noted it in my Notes app. After looking at my ‘resources’ this month, I’ve realised that I…

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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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Crazy by Nature Gisborne New Zealand organic 2012

What to buy or avoid – August 2015

This new edition of ‘What to buy or avoid’ comes with a summery theme as I have decided to dedicate it to our planet’s Southern hemisphere or you can call it New World. Yet all the wines that are reviewed below are organic, so please shop away and taste the ones you find more attractive. The following…

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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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Vina Arana 2006, Rioja Reserva

This wonderful bottle was sourced in Waitrose on my birthday (I thought I would buy something I know, but maybe better), so after paying approximately £22, I rushed back home to taste it. The name already promised much, as Alta is small, but very mighty sub-region, that normally produces only exceptional examples. The wine was…

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Organic Tsantali Cabernet Sauvignon Greece

Tsantali 2011, Cabernet Sauvignon, Greece

The full name of the wine is Organiki Tsantali, Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Greece and I sourced it from Waitrose. The label says it all – it is organic, Greek and made from Cabernet Sauvignon (which is somewhat unusual as they normally prefer to work with the local varieties). The flavours are recognisable and full of black fruit, hints…

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Pedra Viva Priorat 2013

Pedra Viva Priorat 2013

Pedra Viva Priorat 2013 is made from Garnacha and Samso grapes and comes from this renowned Spanish wine region, which was supposedly left to die in the middle of last century, but was reanimated by a group of enthusiasts who not only made it work, but now command really high prices for Priorat. The most expensive Spanish…

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