Category Archives: New Wine to Blame

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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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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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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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What to buy or avoid – November 2015

Warm greetings! This November we are to introduce you to a few examples of new organic wines, but also check out a well-known Bonferra brand and showcase a few bottles of No Sulfites Added wines. Ready to check these wines out? New Organic Wines First half of the set is a selection of different styles…

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Choya Ume Fruit wine Japan

Can Japanese plum wine become a popular drink?

After several reviews on how to drink less and how to alter our dinner menu to make it less of a temptation to match it with wine it is quite fun to think that vegetarians seem to be on top of their game to drink less. How about people who love to entertain and host…

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Buy organic wine: Flavour of Spain’s market stall

It is sunny outside and my friends and I are a bit peckish for some street food and a glass of wine. Where should we go? Right, straight to Southbank’s street food market, which is easily accessible from South West London via South West Trains, but also from many parts of London served by Bakerloo,…

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Vinoa Rugby themed wine tasting box

Have you tried this Rugby themed Vinoa box yet?

Following my previous review about Vinoa, I have received a second box recently and eager to share my review with you. Of no surprise they have dedicated it to the current Rugby World Cup. There are four 50 ml taster samples coming from England, South Africa, New Zealand and France and I am so eager…

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Wined Up Here independent wine merchant

Buy Organic Wine: Wined Up Here

My exploration of organic wine continues and, even though I do not deem myself as super lazy, last weekend I allowed myself to simply search for the closest independent wine store which is not a convenience / off-licence one. Google maps (I still have no idea how people managed to get around 10 years ago!)…

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Berry Bros and Rudd website

Buy organic wine: Berry Bros and Rudd

If you ever ask any of the renowned wine critics about a top independent wine merchant in London, their top of mind would be ‘Berry Bros and Rudd’. Jancis Robinson, a writer behind a wine encyclopaedia ‘Oxford Companion to Wine‘ and also a regular contributor to Financial Times wine section, always put them on top…

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Wine Tasting Experience: online at Vinoa

You know, it feels rather awkward when you stumble upon a service that you have been nursing in your mind for months and months, but never figured out how to approach this? That was the case when an ad appeared in my Facebook – that was Vinoa! I was indeed thinking about how to get…

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Gnano GRaciano Tuscany 2011

Gnano Toscana 2011 organic

Gnano Maremma Toscana 2011 was definitely a big surprise for me. For starters, I am not a big fan of majority of Italian wines – I find them overly acidic and sharp (comparing to south of France or Spain), but also a bit one dimensional with their cherry-violets combination so typical for your Sangiovese based…

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What’s the best thing to do when you feel the summer’s over?

It is not yet September and you feel like it is autumn already. This year is not generous on a prolonged summer days, but as it is still relatively warm, there is no excuse not to go out, have some al-fresco dinners or a simple picnic and enjoy ourselves. I was thinking of tasting three…

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Humble Grape: buy organic wine

Buy organic wine: Humble Grape

It was a sunny afternoon in South West London when me and my partner needed to walk our dog a bit; on our way to Clapham Common we have encountered an independent wine shop / bar, which I’ve never been to yet. Shocking experience, knowing that we live 15 minutes away! Humble Grape is located…

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Pena Aldera Rioja Reserva 2009

New organic wines 2015

How would one know which organic wines are new? Apart from meticulously checking all retail outlets, inlcuding online ones, (if that even possible!) you can visit a trade show like London Wine Fair and check out these new bottles which were imported to the UK recently or simply seeking their entrance to the lucrative UK…

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Ohau gravels Pinot Gris 2014 sustainable

Ohau Gravels – an exciting duo of sustainable wines

It is sometimes not very clear whether a particular wine is organic, biodynamic or made at the sustainable winery. Some companies, especially on a smaller scale, simply do not bother themselves with the certificates (I have met people from Sao del Coster in Priorat who said they simply do not like the paperwork), do not…

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