Category Archives: Wine Lifestyle

IBTW exclusive case pic

We’ve launched our exclusive case of organic wine!

It is of our extreme pleasure to announce our first exclusive case of 6 organic wines that we sell ourselves. After being a blog, then a community site and now entering wine retail, it is a most organic progression for our business as well. Many thanks in advance to everyone who will support our new…

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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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Watermelon Prawn Cheese salad

Gloriously fresh and aromatic prawn salad with watermelon and cheese

I have been watching a cookery competition and simply re-invented a very contrasting yet pleasant flavour combination. It is perfect for this warm summer (finally it is here!) as it is a fresh, juicy and filling at the same time salad. You would need to buy a watermelon, pack of prawns, cheese to grill (you…

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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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It is time for summer experiments with food and wine: strawberries, tarragon, goat’s cheese and Tempranillo

I don’t think I can get more excited about anything else rather than summer, its glorious sunshine, ability to host BBQ parties and serve amazing wines. It will be a very short post now as I have simply been playing with some flavours that are truly summerly. Hopefully off soon to enjoy this all Summer…

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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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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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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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Wine and the Movies: review on how wine was featured in the movies

Wine and the Movies: a journey through decades

Ask an average group of people, who aren’t movie buffs or professional critics, to name 2 movies that feature alcohol in some form or another and the chances are most people choose Sideways (2004) and A Good Year (2006). Wine and the Movies Our myopia needs a reality check. Alcohol, in its many guises, has…

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wine tasting experiences

Wine Tasting experiences in London and around

It would be an understatement to say that wine tasting is exciting and pleasant. Wine tasting experiences can educate and inspire, and not just with regards to new flavours and smells, but also new places and new people; especially when you combine it with wine travel. In this roundup review of what is available for…

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Cotes de Jura DC wines

New organic wines from Wine Sensations

What are organic wines for us? They are something slightly better than a Christmas gift. What are new organic wines? They are more exciting than a very anticipated Christmas gift! What is it all about? I have received a small batch of new organic wines from an importer called Dudley Craig Wines (they have a retail…

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Festive fizz: guide to sparkling wines (Champagne, Prosecco, Cava)

Festive fizz: your guide to sparkling wines. Champagne, Prosecco, Cava.

“Pleasure without champagne” Oscar Wilde once said, “is purely artificial.” That great wit has a point. Christmas without a glass of bubbly in your hands somehow seems rather flat. The first thing your host shoves into your hand at this time of year, once the coats and initial formalities have been dispensed with, is some…

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15 online wine stores and wine clubs

15 online wine clubs and shops to buy wine from

Which UK wine clubs and online wine shops make 2016 an exciting year for online wine shopping? After receiving some comments from fellow readers that they will be happy to browse through a list of online wine merchants and wine clubs, we were working hard to compare and contrast these online wine retailers to find…

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