Category Archives: New Wine to Blame

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Organic Wine Tour to Priorat, Spain

A wine tour to Priorat exploring some fantastic organic wines could not been better. That was possible thanks to Catalunya Wine and their recommendation of SweetEasy wine tours, so I have had a pleasure of visiting a few amazing wineries in Priorat this July. Yet let’s take it step by step, I will focus more on the wine tour and…

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Hansen organic Chinese Cabernet 2012

Hansen 2012, Organic Cabernet-Gernischt, China

This is a rare occasion of a wine that I have no idea about – no clue how it will taste like or should I take it to a party or not. Hansen 2012 is made from Cabernet-Gernischt, which only tell you that it is a clone of Cabernet (German origin?), but nothing else.  The wine…

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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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Loidana 2012, Organic Priorat

Loidana Priorat 2012 is produced by Marco Abella and even though it does not bear the organic sign on the bottle it can be considered as uncertified organic. Many producers are adopting organic viticulture, but do not bother going through tons of paperwork or spend additional money to get the certification. After speaking with a few very…

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Buy organic wine: Majestic Wine

Majestic Wine does not require any additional introduction when it comes to a wine retailer. As a consumer I will remember their set of advertisements, where they have tried to deal with the image of wine being a snobby and expensive product. Indeed they provide a very democratic and friendly service and I am mostly…

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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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Buy organic wine: Vintage Roots

Just off A33, in the middle of it between Reading and Basingstoke, there is a rather unique wine merchant – Vintage Roots. The uniqueness comes from their total organic specialisation – they are calling themselves as The Organic Wine People. If you have a quick search at the exclusive All Organic Wines tool, you will…

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Etnico organic red blend 2012 Emiliana Chile

Etnico Reserva 2012, Organic red blend, Chile

Etnico Reserva 2012 is an organic red blend from Valle del Rapel in Chile. It is produced by famous Emiliana organic vineyards from organic Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The vineyards are the pioneers of organic viticulture in Chile and arguably the biggest one in South America. I would consider them as a driver…

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Buy organic wine: The Sampler

The Sampler was a place where I first discovered the beauty and the benefits of using enomatic machines for tasting wine. Have you ever wondered how would a 50 or 60 years old wine taste like? Imagine, if you like Rioja, you get to sample a tasting measure of a quality Rioja dated back to…

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Buy organic wine: Vagabond Wines

I still remember the time when I first discovered a shop, which offered wine tasting in-store. That was done using enomatic machines. For those, who think it is too complicated, I elaborate: it is basically a wine preservation apparatus, which dispenses the wine by a dose (can be adjusted to accommodate different measures), and prevents…

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Domaine Roche Audran 2013 Cotes du Rhone organic

Roche Audran 2013 Organic Cotes du Rhone

Roche Audran 2013 is made from organic grapes in Cotes du Rhone. I have sourced it at Borough Wines, their small stall is located at Borough market, where you can check their new bottles and buy something you like. The service is good, I felt the guy was really interested in why I wanted to…

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Carmin Brillant Clos de Caveaux 2011 Vacqueyras, Organic

AOC Vacqueyras is a strong, but lesser known French wine region in a larger Cotes du Rhone one, it has a punch of a top performer – Chateauneuf-du-Pape, but do it in a a bit fruitier and much more elegantly. Let’s look at Carmin Brillant Clos de Caveau 2011, a brilliant organic French red that…

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Organic Tempranillo Albet I Noya 2011 Ull de Llebre

Organic Tempranillo 2011 Ull de Llebre, Albet I Noya, Penedes, Spain

I have opened this bottle of organic Tempranillo 2011 Ull de Llebre, produced by Albet I Noya (I have already written about them). They are located in Penedes, Spain; you have probably been to Barcelona, so this is very close by, yet this organic pioneer has a lot of undiscovered organic wines to offer. Let’s…

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Evolution Organic Red Blend Oregon USA

Evolution Organic Red Blend, Oregon, USA

Evolution is an organic red blend coming from Oregon in USA.  It is a third edition made by Sokol Blosser Winery. You can see that this organic wine has a very funky label, which makes it quite mysterious – there is no indication of what kind of red blend it actually is. It is a bit…

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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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