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'This job has probably got the most screwing-up potential in the world' Larry Speakes

How not to order wine online or screwed-up wine delivery

‘It has been a dozen of calls from a wine company and a delivery company, I feel totally exhausted and at the point of just wanting my money back.’ Or ‘it has been a few weeks of ‘missed’ deliveries, when noone even bothered to inform me when my case of wine would be delivered and…

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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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Bourgeuil Frederic Mabileau 2013

What to buy or avoid – September 2015

Are you ready to say farewell to this summer? I have started wondering about the end of BBQ season and switching refreshments to a more comforting and warming selection of full-bodied reds. Let’s say ‘No’ and trick this first days of autumn with a few organic wines that are red, but crisp, refreshing and perfect for…

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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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VintageRoots screen

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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Barranc Dels Comellars Priorat 2012

Barranc Dels Comellars 2012, organic Priorat

Barranc Dels Comellars 2012 from Priorat, Spain is an organic red wine. Alcohol 13.5% is surprisingly lower than what you get in Priorat usually (14.5-15%) . It has been aged for 3 months in barriques, so you can get first hints of woodiness and light touches of sweet spice, but not more than that. Let’s try…

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