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Old School Rouge 2012 organic red wine

What to buy or avoid – October 2015

  It seems that there shouldn’t be any illusions about summer coming back. Damn it. Getting back home and trying to sort out something comforting to eat also requires some thought about what to drink with your supper. I am expecting something warming, satisfying and matching to your comfort food. And organic of course. Will you…

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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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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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VinaArana2006RiojaReserva_RiojaAlta

Vina Arana 2006, Rioja Reserva

This wonderful bottle was sourced in Waitrose on my birthday (I thought I would buy something I know, but maybe better), so after paying approximately £22, I rushed back home to taste it. The name already promised much, as Alta is small, but very mighty sub-region, that normally produces only exceptional examples. The wine was…

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Crimson 2010 Red Blend California

What to buy or avoid – April 2015

So this April I continue to search for new wines online and on our supermarket’s shelves (that could be bought online of course), and share my wine findings with you. The following new wines were sourced from Ocado, Planet Organic, Sainsbury’s and two last ones from Sunday Times Wine Club. I have tried to select…

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Altos Ibericos Crianza 2012

Altos Ibéricos Rioja Crianza 2012

This wine comes from Torres, which is a great wine house stretching their interests from Spain to Chile and encompassing a lot if different styles and grape varieties. This Rioja wasn’t detectable as a great one when just having a first sniff at it, but, oh boy, it so delivered later on – this wine…

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