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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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About Unmet Expectations

It has been a long time since I have been thinking about how your expectations influence your perception of a particular wine. Is it obvious that when it is cold we look for more full bodied and comforting reds or naked whites, but when it is finally warm we turn to crisp rose wines and refreshing…

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What’s the best thing to do when you feel the summer’s over?

It is not yet September and you feel like it is autumn already. This year is not generous on a prolonged summer days, but as it is still relatively warm, there is no excuse not to go out, have some al-fresco dinners or a simple picnic and enjoy ourselves. I was thinking of tasting three…

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amphorae

Are amphorae getting a comeback to winemaking?

It has ben a bit weird as I bumped into the topic of maturing wine in the old amphorae quite a few times recently. First of all, it is close to my heart as I grew up near an ancient Greek city of Khersonessus (its ruins are located in Crimea, Ukraine) and its museum contains…

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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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Priorat product not for oral use

During my organic wine tour to Priorat, I have indeed tasted dozens of wines, they were provided during professional wine tastings and tasted awesome. Yet this time this short review is not about wine! Imagine you get a some crushed grapes that were not used in the winemaking. What would you do with it? When visiting…

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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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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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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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Get a free e-book on how to start with wine tasting

A brand new e-book on how to start with wine tasting. Download now to learn more about the world of wines, how to approach wine tasting in a fun and unpretentious way. Learn how to compose a tasting note, how to prepare a wine tasting evening and much more tips to start appreciating wines more.…

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RAW fair: are natural wines worth trying?

Raw Fair is on the way (I am writing this when the last day is on, till 6pm today) in London’s trendy Brick Lane, and as a supporter of many things natural, organic, biodynamic and sustainable, I did not miss an opportunity to visit it yesterday. Where it is: The Old Truman Brewery, 83 Brick…

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Wine books: learn more about wines

When you are learning about something you love (or simply very interested) , does it count as entertainment? I am not so sure, but it is clearly not a chore, or a thing to blame! A few good years I was buying wine books, some of them were consumed fully and rather quickly, and some…

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Matching Wine and Food: a healthy way

Matching Wine and Food: a Healthy Way

Please have a look at my first ebook on wine and food matching. It is free of charge and I hope you like it. Feel free to try the wines and coo those delicious recipes from scratch!   Buy A Healthy Way to Wine Tasting Wine tasting is a sensory evaluation of a particular wine…

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Healthy BMI and cholesterol: facts or nonsense?

My partner and I have a different point of view on which paper to read over the weekend. I prefer the Guardian, but apparently nothing is better than Sunday Times. Oh well. A few weekends ago the latter contained quite an interesting and factual piece of work about health guidelines (i.e. healthy cholesterol levels and BMI),…

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The Wine Cake Craze

The is nothing in this world more pleasurable than indulging in the things you love and one of those being the Jamaican Christmas Fruit Cake with the secret ingredient being the  J Wray and Nephew Red Label Wine. I have had many meals with wine infused in them but there is just something powerful happening…

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