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Wine Tours: experience unexpected in Catalunya, Spain

I have been reviewing wines after my glorious tour in Priorat, one of the two greatest DOQ regions in Spain, yet this time it is to tell you more about the tour experience itself. It started with truly breathtaking views I cannot describe by just putting some words together. Mountainous area with narrowly laid roads…

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Ohau gravels Pinot Gris 2014 sustainable

Ohau Gravels – an exciting duo of sustainable wines

It is sometimes not very clear whether a particular wine is organic, biodynamic or made at the sustainable winery. Some companies, especially on a smaller scale, simply do not bother themselves with the certificates (I have met people from Sao del Coster in Priorat who said they simply do not like the paperwork), do not…

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Crazy by Nature Gisborne New Zealand organic 2012

What to buy or avoid – August 2015

This new edition of ‘What to buy or avoid’ comes with a summery theme as I have decided to dedicate it to our planet’s Southern hemisphere or you can call it New World. Yet all the wines that are reviewed below are organic, so please shop away and taste the ones you find more attractive. The following…

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Sao del Costers vineyards

Organic Wine Tour to Priorat, Spain

A wine tour to Priorat exploring some fantastic organic wines could not been better. That was possible thanks to Catalunya Wine and their recommendation of SweetEasy wine tours, so I have had a pleasure of visiting a few amazing wineries in Priorat this July. Yet let’s take it step by step, I will focus more on the wine tour and…

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Hansen organic Chinese Cabernet 2012

Hansen 2012, Organic Cabernet-Gernischt, China

This is a rare occasion of a wine that I have no idea about – no clue how it will taste like or should I take it to a party or not. Hansen 2012 is made from Cabernet-Gernischt, which only tell you that it is a clone of Cabernet (German origin?), but nothing else.  The wine…

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Auzolan Tinto Crianza 2012 Organic Navarra

Auzolan organic wines from Bodegas Vega del Castillo

These three organic wines are coming from Bodegas Vega del Castillo, a glorious wine company established in 1910 and representing a region of Navarra on the map of Spanish wines. They are all called Auzolan and please have a look at the tasting notes for their rose, unaged red and aged red wines. Auzolan organic rosado…

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Loidana 2012, Organic Priorat

Loidana Priorat 2012 is produced by Marco Abella and even though it does not bear the organic sign on the bottle it can be considered as uncertified organic. Many producers are adopting organic viticulture, but do not bother going through tons of paperwork or spend additional money to get the certification. After speaking with a few very…

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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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Buy organic wine: Majestic Wine

Majestic Wine does not require any additional introduction when it comes to a wine retailer. As a consumer I will remember their set of advertisements, where they have tried to deal with the image of wine being a snobby and expensive product. Indeed they provide a very democratic and friendly service and I am mostly…

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Salmos Priorat Torres 2012

Organic vs non-organic wines: which ones taste better?

It has been quite a popular question recently, whether organic wines are not just a healthier option as compared to their non-organic analogues, but also taste better. IBlametheWine.com is dedicated to mostly organic wines due to their increased health benefits, how well they represent the place the wines are produced at, but also their somewhat…

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Pure Petit Verdot 2012 Domaine Brau

What to buy or avoid – July 2015

July 2015 edition is here and it is packed with organic wines, brand new on the online shelves, reviewed for you, so you can buy organic wines with confidence. It has been a week since a new and exclusive search tool was developed – if you haven’t tried All Organic Wines yet, please do so.…

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The Wine Society

Buy organic wine: The Wine Society

When asked via Twitter (@IBlameTheWine) about the favourite wine merchant and wine club, the majority was quite firm in their opinion – it is The Wine Society. I remember quite a few years ago a journalist actually named them as a best place where to invest £40 in wine experience. The trick is that The…

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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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Etnico organic red blend 2012 Emiliana Chile

Etnico Reserva 2012, Organic red blend, Chile

Etnico Reserva 2012 is an organic red blend from Valle del Rapel in Chile. It is produced by famous Emiliana organic vineyards from organic Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The vineyards are the pioneers of organic viticulture in Chile and arguably the biggest one in South America. I would consider them as a driver…

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The Sampler wine merchant London

Buy organic wine: The Sampler

The Sampler was a place where I first discovered the beauty and the benefits of using enomatic machines for tasting wine. Have you ever wondered how would a 50 or 60 years old wine taste like? Imagine, if you like Rioja, you get to sample a tasting measure of a quality Rioja dated back to…

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