drink well but less wine organic tips

10 easy tips how to drink well but less

It is definitely not a guide from drinkaware.co.uk (which is actually quite a set of rules and guidelines for the ones who want to know more about alcohol and its influence on human body), it is also not a confession of an alcoholic (there are AA meetings for that), but simply a set of simple…

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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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Buy organic wine: Flavour of Spain’s market stall

It is sunny outside and my friends and I are a bit peckish for some street food and a glass of wine. Where should we go? Right, straight to Southbank’s street food market, which is easily accessible from South West London via South West Trains, but also from many parts of London served by Bakerloo,…

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Vinoa Rugby themed wine tasting box

Have you tried this Rugby themed Vinoa box yet?

Following my previous review about Vinoa, I have received a second box recently and eager to share my review with you. Of no surprise they have dedicated it to the current Rugby World Cup. There are four 50 ml taster samples coming from England, South Africa, New Zealand and France and I am so eager…

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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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Healthy eating pattern and wine lifestyle

Have you fallen into a trap of deciding which diet recommendations to trust and follow? We are bombarded with articles, expert advice and celebrity endorsements, yet it seems that everyone just quite a few miles away from each other on terms of agreeing on fundamental principle – how much carbs, protein and fat you should…

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Buy Organic Wine: Wined Up Here

My exploration of organic wine continues and, even though I do not deem myself as super lazy, last weekend I allowed myself to simply search for the closest independent wine store which is not a convenience / off-licence one. Google maps (I still have no idea how people managed to get around 10 years ago!)…

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Using exercise to compensate for wine drinking?

I remember telling my friends that yes I drink a lot of wine, but I compensate it by training hard and getting rid of the toxins in the gym. I have had an agreement with myself, which as you can see involves working out and allowing myself to drink wine  – a daily limit for…

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Losing it with wine units, abv and calories?

There is an on-going current debate whether wine producers should put the amount of calories on the label. This discussion has a lot of controversy about it: who will certify those calories, how to compare it with other foods and whether we are better to stick with units. Let’s get to the bottom of units,…

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Best organic buy of the month – September 2015

I decided to start ‘Best organic buy‘ regular reviews with the wine that I bought a year ago, wrote a review, but never actually published. Six months later same thing happened when I tasted the wine, liked it and quickly noted it in my Notes app. After looking at my ‘resources’ this month, I’ve realised that I…

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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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Wine Tasting Experience: online at Vinoa

You know, it feels rather awkward when you stumble upon a service that you have been nursing in your mind for months and months, but never figured out how to approach this? That was the case when an ad appeared in my Facebook – that was Vinoa! I was indeed thinking about how to get…

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Bottle Apostle: unacceptable online service

As part of my ‘Buy Organic Wine’ regular reviews, I buy and taste wines from both supermarkets, big wine chains and independent stores. My WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust) certification allows me to judge the wines according to the rating system and also provide you guys with the rather subjective experience how it is…

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Lidl: buy organic wine

Buy organic wine: Lidl

Lidl is currently increasing their presence and we see more and more stores opening up. In addition to that, they started to promote their wine range, which is currently divided into the usual wines (I saw a few priced at below £5) and their so called Wine Cellar. After reading a few positive reviews from…

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Buy organic wine: Ocado

Ocado is another brand that does not need much introduction. Many consumers still believe that it is a spin-off on Waitrose, but it is not true – they offer basic Waitrose range, yet much more on top. What I love from that extra range is that you get much more organic brands and produce to…

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