Tag Archives: Priorat

Chateauneuf Du Pape Lidl 2014

What to buy or avoid – March 2016

Is it just me who is totally dreading winters? I am sitting here on a cozy sofa and wondering how people manage through these miserable, cold, rainy and windy winters? Yes you can make it better by inserting Christmas in the middle of it and sweetening it up with Valentine’s Day, but it is still…

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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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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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Laithewaite's Wine

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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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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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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Sao del Costers vineyards

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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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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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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Salmos Priorat Torres 2012

Organic vs non-organic wines: which ones taste better?

It has been quite a popular question recently, whether organic wines are not just a healthier option as compared to their non-organic analogues, but also taste better. IBlametheWine.com is dedicated to mostly organic wines due to their increased health benefits, how well they represent the place the wines are produced at, but also their somewhat…

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Pure Petit Verdot 2012 Domaine Brau

What to buy or avoid – July 2015

July 2015 edition is here and it is packed with organic wines, brand new on the online shelves, reviewed for you, so you can buy organic wines with confidence. It has been a week since a new and exclusive search tool was developed – if you haven’t tried All Organic Wines yet, please do so.…

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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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Wine Wars in Priorat: role playing wine game. Print to play

Wine Wars in Priorat: a role-playing wine game

Do you think you can play games and learn more about wine as well? Wine Wars is my new print to play wine game, which is based on the popular ‘Mafia’ game. The game file contains an instruction manual, 12 cards and a host card (instructions for a narrator). Simply download this PDF file, print…

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Scala Dei Priorat 2013

Scala Dei 2013 Priorat

Scala Dei is one of the most prominent brands in Priorat. It is situated in the most northern and mountainous areas of Priorat. The Carthusian Monastery of Scala Dei represents the birthplace of wines and winemaking in the DOQ Priorat region. as the Carthusian monks brought from Provence in the 12th century the knowledge and techniques…

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Mas Igneus DOQ Priorat organic

Discover Organic: Mas Igneus, DOQ Priorat, Spain

Costers de l’Ermita is an estate located just north from the town of Gratallops. The views are very promising to be speclacular, they are steep and terraced and the owners will happily show them to any visitors who are keen to explore organic viticulture in Priorat, where Spanish organic wine is at its best. When…

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