happy and healthy lifestyle checklist

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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Naked Wines customer favourites

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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Silbador Emiliana Chile organic

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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Fair juniper gin pack cycle 31 Dover

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 coconut cookies: gluten free, dairy free

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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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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chocolate sugar wine champagne treats

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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wine tasting experiences

Wine Tasting experiences in London and around

It would be an understatement to say that wine tasting is exciting and pleasant. Wine tasting experiences can educate and inspire, and not just with regards to new flavours and smells, but also new places and new people; especially when you combine it with wine travel. In this roundup review of what is available for…

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What to buy or avoid this January

What to buy or avoid – January 2016

Happy New 2016 everyone! It has been a full year of reporting about wines to buy or to avoid for us and we have received quite a few emails from our community members with some suggestions and simply thanking for the roundup reviews. Well, the pleasure is all ours as we do like to write…

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Cotes de Jura DC wines

New organic wines from Wine Sensations

What are organic wines for us? They are something slightly better than a Christmas gift. What are new organic wines? They are more exciting than a very anticipated Christmas gift! What is it all about? I have received a small batch of new organic wines from an importer called Dudley Craig Wines (they have a retail…

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Festive fizz: guide to sparkling wines (Champagne, Prosecco, Cava)

Festive fizz: your guide to sparkling wines. Champagne, Prosecco, Cava.

“Pleasure without champagne” Oscar Wilde once said, “is purely artificial.” That great wit has a point. Christmas without a glass of bubbly in your hands somehow seems rather flat. The first thing your host shoves into your hand at this time of year, once the coats and initial formalities have been dispensed with, is some…

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15 online wine stores and wine clubs

15 online wine clubs and shops to buy wine from

Which UK wine clubs and online wine shops make 2016 an exciting year for online wine shopping? After receiving some comments from fellow readers that they will be happy to browse through a list of online wine merchants and wine clubs, we were working hard to compare and contrast these online wine retailers to find…

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