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Buy organic wine: Organic Wine Club

We have started working with Organic Wine Club recently, yet they are very young anyways. It is a pleasure to know that someone is taking charge on this niche – creating a community within organic wine arena. Why is it important? As we’ve been reviewing wine clubs for a long time and collected a lot…

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It is time for summer experiments with food and wine: strawberries, tarragon, goat’s cheese and Tempranillo

I don’t think I can get more excited about anything else rather than summer, its glorious sunshine, ability to host BBQ parties and serve amazing wines. It will be a very short post now as I have simply been playing with some flavours that are truly summerly. Hopefully off soon to enjoy this all Summer…

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Organic Wine Club is live: buy organic wine online and save

What to buy or avoid – June 2016

Welcome to a new edition of which wines to buy or avoid this June 2016. It has been 18 months that this monthly feature regularly appears live and in your inbox, I hope you find it useful. There is a lot to tell about organic wines, so let’s get going! Why to blame the wine?…

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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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The Real Wine Fair 2016 review

A few days ago we have returned to visit The Real Wine Fair which celebrates the wines made with minimal intervention. What are real wines? What are natural wines? Having said that, generally there is no further explanation whether they are organic or just natural, yet what you should have in mind is that the…

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Do not Blame the Wine checklist – download for free

You love wine. Me too! Whilst many health authorities prompt you to give up drinking and cut down to less than 14 units a week (that is less than 9 small glasses of wine to you and me), I decided to research and explore the issues around wine and health. As a result of my…

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What to buy or avoid – April 2016

Time flies when doing what you love doesn’t it? And yes, this refers to wine and especially organic wine shopping. First of all, I should mention an article that had probably contained the best written argument with regards to the recent rise in weekly alcohol consumption limits that UK Government imposed. For those who are…

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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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Fairtrade spirits from 31 Dover

We are taking a small detour to the world of spirits. Distilled ones that is. Wine has been covered by us through and trough, but we haven’t made much effort to introduce you to some good produce that is a result of wine distillation, or as in the below example grain distillation couple with some…

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Cocoa and coconut gluten free cookie: guilt free, but indulgent!

I think it was a bit of a success! Finally, I said, as my last attempt to bake something interesting were not great. I love cooking, but baking is definitely not my forte so to speak! So the mission is to find a way how to enjoy a sweet treat with your afternoon tea or…

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Healthy eating shopping list

Healthy eating shopping list

Without a further delay here comes a consolidated list of my approach to shopping for my healthy eating lifestyle. I quickly touch on the inputs that made this list as it is right now – from diets, to restrictions and healthy eating guidelines I follow. Paleo diet or lifestyle So what is Paleo about? Palaeolithic…

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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 – 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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the social aspects of drinking wine

The Social Aspects of Drinking Wine

“Nothing more excellent or valuable than wine,” observed the Classical Greek philosopher Plato “was ever granted by the gods to man.” Drinking Wine and Me Our relationship with this valuable commodity is described in detail in Homer’s Iliad and The Odyssey; it is well documented in Christian and Hebrew texts, and in Confucius’s Analects (collection…

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Wine and the Movies: review on how wine was featured in the movies

Wine and the Movies: a journey through decades

Ask an average group of people, who aren’t movie buffs or professional critics, to name 2 movies that feature alcohol in some form or another and the chances are most people choose Sideways (2004) and A Good Year (2006). Wine and the Movies Our myopia needs a reality check. Alcohol, in its many guises, has…

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