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Interview with organic wine shop co-founders

They say that entrepreneur’s dream starts from a dissatisfaction. Whilst it is hard to generalise, but it was true in case of Organic Wine Club. Its two co-founders agreed that a few years back there wasn’t a place which offers: carefully and vigorously tried and tested organic wines; wines that address specific lifestyles (vegan, allergy…

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Silbador Emiliana Chile organic

Chilean wines are on the forefront of organic movement

Chile has recently overtaken Australia and became the world’s 4th largest wine exporter. It is a face to be reckoned with. Yet as recent as few decades ago this country was renowned as a producer of cheap, simple and inexpensive wines. This post is to discuss the reasons behind that image, and underline current developments…

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chocolate sugar wine champagne treats

What to buy or avoid – February 2016

For many of us February is a month of chocolate and bubbles, so it is all about sugar. These former two products are definitely making us happier, yet are they healthy? They’re probably not, so the question is whether they could be healthier? Sugar and bubbles If you want to know more about different types of…

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Buy organic wine: Ocado

Ocado is another brand that does not need much introduction. Many consumers still believe that it is a spin-off on Waitrose, but it is not true – they offer basic Waitrose range, yet much more on top. What I love from that extra range is that you get much more organic brands and produce to…

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Oddbins online wine retail

Buy organic wine: Oddbins

Oddbins is definitely a new or no-name store. Having had a few ups and downs lately, some of the shops consolidated their efforts and you can see a shift to provide a better service, but also an interesting choice of wines and craft beers. I have been visiting a shop in Clapham several times and…

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Wine Tours: experience unexpected in Catalunya, Spain

I have been reviewing wines after my glorious tour in Priorat, one of the two greatest DOQ regions in Spain, yet this time it is to tell you more about the tour experience itself. It started with truly breathtaking views I cannot describe by just putting some words together. Mountainous area with narrowly laid roads…

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Waitrose Cellar

Buy organic wine: Waitrose Cellar

Waitrose Cellar should have been one of the first retailers reviewed at I Blame The Wine – at the end of the day you cannot diminish the importance of Waitrose to represent organic farming, responsible and value-based approach to agriculture. Yet when you search for organic wines through their total range, you will be disappointed.…

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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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Stellar Organics 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon South Africa

Stellar Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, South Africa

Stellar Organics 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa can almost look like a Christmas tree with awards recognising their fair trade, organic and also no sulphites added status. The wine is young and light, but opens up to a more herby, black currant leaf and cassis flavours. These aromas also more aromatic than juicy as with…

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1270 a vuit fina organic Priorat

What to buy or avoid – June 2015

This June 2015 edition of ‘Wines to Buy or Avoid’ comes packed with a wide selection of organic wines and something for a treat as well. The theme for this edition is a ‘Week in Wine’, that means I selected some wines that are not going to break a bank (all weekday ones are under…

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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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Adobe Reserva 2013 organic Carmenere Chile

Adobe Reserva 2013 Organic Carmenere, Chile

Adobe Reserva 2013 is an organic red wine made from Carmenere, a popular Chilean grape that has been organically grown in Colchagua Valley. When someone called me a wine geek recently, I just thought I would need to back it up with something, so here you go, a few geeky facts about this wine: 1…

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Pinord Mas Blanc Priorat organic

Discover Organic: Pinord Mas Blanc winery in Priorat, Spain

I invite you to virtually visit yet another organic winery in Priorat. This time I have chosen Mas Blanc, one of the Pinord’s vineyards in Spain. The history for this company is going back over 150 years and it all started in Penedes, just outside of Barcelona. First wave of fame came when the company…

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Riberach organic natural wines

RAW fair: are natural wines worth trying?

Raw Fair is on the way (I am writing this when the last day is on, till 6pm today) in London’s trendy Brick Lane, and as a supporter of many things natural, organic, biodynamic and sustainable, I did not miss an opportunity to visit it yesterday. Where it is: The Old Truman Brewery, 83 Brick…

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