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Have you converted to Natural Wines yet?

This month we wanted to share with you our own experience with natural wines and give you some pointers along the way (also not without a great deal on natural wine!). First of all, let’s get to grips about what we are actually talking about. Natural wines are those which are made without major intervention…

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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 – May 2016

Summer is almost upon us. Warmer days are getting nicer, sun is shining and we all want to drink lighter wines, probably slightly chilled and fresh. This May issue is about lower alcohol wines, alcohol-free days and also reviews three wines: 2 organic wines (one from Waitrose) and third young and fresh wine from Lidl.…

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Best organic buy of the month – November 2015

It is almost end of November and I am very much late with the ‘buy organic wine’ recommendation for this month. I was not sure which one can be so amazingly good it can be put on the pedestal. Yet quite recently I have stumbled upon a site that specialises on Spanish wines and other…

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Buy organic wine: Laithwaites Wine

Laithwaite’s Wine is one of the biggest online wine retailers (or, as some used to say in the past, mail order). Their flagship store is still located on the South Bank in London, so you can browse through and check out the bottles in real and not just online. Laithwaite’s Wine was already featured on…

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About Unmet Expectations

It has been a long time since I have been thinking about how your expectations influence your perception of a particular wine. Is it obvious that when it is cold we look for more full bodied and comforting reds or naked whites, but when it is finally warm we turn to crisp rose wines and refreshing…

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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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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 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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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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Cabirol 2011 Organic Tempranillo Garnacha Montsant

Cabirol 2011 Organic Garnacha Tempranillo Montsant

Cabirol 2011 Organic Garnacha Tempranillo made in Montsant, a Spanish region that is adjacent to Priorat and yet is not enjoying the exclusive reputation of the latter, but, I shall say, quickly catching up. The wine is strong with 14.5% abv, typical for warmer climates. For the same reason, you should be expecting ample aromas of…

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Discover Organic: Gratavinum, DOQ Priorat, Spain

Vineyards and wineries are full of stories. Some of them are romantic, some of them full of hostory, but in some cases, like Gratavinum, they are wonderfully organic. The Cusine family farmed the vineyards in Penedes, just outside of Barcelona, for years. They have decided that if their new vineyards in Priorat are a new…

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New organic wines from Greece: dare to try?

I have been reviewing one Greek organic earlier on, and it appeared in my TOP Organic wine list, but I haven’t seen many of this sort on the supermarket or specialist retailer shelves. To be honest with you, I haven’t really expected or was thriving to learn more about Greek wines specifically. Why? Well, in…

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Why You Should Be Drinking Organic Wine

By Kathryn Shanley “Let things taste the way they are.” – Alice Waters, chef, author, and owner of Chez Panisse Wine is a celebration of well-balanced taste, subtle aroma and silky texture. However, tantalizing fermented grape juice may not be the only ingredient dancing with your taste buds. Conventional winemakers add chemicals, stabilizing agents and…

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