It is an absolute pleasure to serve our customers in-store, but also by phone and email.
Whilst some customers know quite a lot about organic wine, eating organic or leading a healthier lifestyle, some are very curious.
Based on our interactions, we have composed a quick list of 6 most frequently asked questions or, better say, statements about organic wines, which are so not true.
Welcome to our report on red organic wine tasting we have hosted this Saturday showcasing three red wines made of Grenache (or Garnacha or Cannonau - just different names) grape variety.
We took a quick tour to explore how the same dominant grape variety, in this case an organic Grenache, expresses itself in different climates and winemaking techniques.
We are not just to brag about our bestselling organic wines, but also to give some stage to ones that are not selling well, but are stars in our eyes. Let us introduce you to Fatalone Primitivo from Puglia, Italy and outline why we think it is awesome!
First of all, Primitivo is such an uninspiring name, isn’t it? It sounds like it is a simplistic, almost primitive wine, not worth of any attention. I remember I came across this grape variety 5 or 6 years ago, bought it from a well known supermarket chain and thought it was alright. It did not blew my mind and the name probably matched to my experience. So I cannot blame anyone who is not impressed by it as well.
Yet when our supplier insisted we try this Italian organic wine, we were amazed by its story and flavours. Let is tell you all about it!
We hope you are enjoying this summer. There are a few incredibly nice and warm days that are just meant to be enjoyed with a glass of wine and somewhere outside, be it as close as your garden or terrace!
Yet with average alcoholic strength of wine ever so slightly increasing year on year and reaching 14% abv it means your glass of wine is quite punchy under this sun.
It is not just a single factor why you can consider opting for a lower alcohol wine sometimes. Alcohol is high in calories. It sits between carbs (4 calories per gram) and fat (9 calories per gram) with 7 calories per gram. It can be quite a sobering thought to think that a bottle of 15% abv red wine can ‘cost’ you in calories as much as 3 hamburgers from McDonalds. Shocking, isn’t it?
Just to make a quick note on low alcohol wines as a term. Generally speaking, and according to Oxford Companion to Wine, they are also mentioned as reduced alcohol wines, which means the strength was reduced using an artificial method. Organic Wine Club is not stocking any of those! We believe that some grape varieties are naturally capable to deliver less alcoholic strength and these are exactly the wines we’ve selected to taste. They are good examples of our Lower Alcohol case of 6 organic wines that is proven to be selling well and there is nothing artificial about them - purity of flavours and organic viticulture guaranteed!
We are offering to sample the following wines during our lower alcohol organic wine tasting:
White and rose wines are both 11.5%, which means a better care for your waistline and just slightly larger glass to match UK Government drinking guidelines! Our organic red wine is a bit punchier at 12.5%, but there is no compromise on flavour - with many reds it can be true that lower alcohol examples can taste quite flabby and flat, but not this one!
Delicious British organic wine from Sussex (Davenport and Sedlescombe) and Surrey Hills (Albury) is now 10% off till 22nd August to celebrate, support and cheer for TeamGB. Do it in style with these glorious organic wines!
Use code OlympicGB during checkout to get your instant 10% off!
Browse British wine club cases and let's hope for a result beating London 2012!
We have 4 wines from Davenport vineyards, which is a great full range you can't find anywhere else; a bottle of rose organic wine from Surrey Hills (it is called Silent Pool and comes from Albury vineyards) and a new addition to this range - an aromatic white from Sedlescombe, first UK's organic vineyard.
We also offered two separate cases of organic wines - with or without a bottle of sparkling wine (are you a lover of bubbly or not?) and a few gift options that you can opt for anytime.
Cheers! #TeamGB #OlympicGB
P.S. To avoid any confusion with terms, we refer to British wine and British organic wine in particular as English Quality Wine made from grapes grown organically.
On 30th July we have had a few people to taste our organic rose wines. This was a very good organic wine tasting as the weather is rather pleasant these days in London!
We have selected these three organic wines for our guests to try different styles of rose wine. They are all dry, so minimum levels of residual sugar here. Apart from watching your sugar contents, we have pointed out that these organic wines can vary in alcohol strength too - Spanish was the strongest with 13% abv, followed by French at 12.5% abv and then English organic wine was the lowest at 11.5% abv. The latter is the healthiest option.
Different colour of the wines was also due to different grapes used to produce these rose wines. Spanish has a blend of Tempranillo and Syrah; French uses Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cinsault; whilst Davenport Rose is a pure varietal Pinot Noir.
Flavour-wise we also had a definite winner, measured by sales and customer feedback. With the overwhelming majority English rose from Davenport vineyards was the winner. It is very soft, with delicate strawberry and cream profile, extremely balanced so it is not shop yet still refreshing.
You taste abundance of red berry fruit, so characteristic for Pinot Noir grapes (grown organically of course), and fresh, fuller bodied than usual, expressive flavour.
Sometimes these wine tasting sessions need to be super chilled and easygoing - you pop in, try some wines, taste something different and move on to enjoy these glorious days (especially when it is weekend!). These rose wines are perfect to be taken with you and enjoyed in your garden, picnic or with light appetisers and salads.
P.S. Follow our tasting schedule at Wine Tasting page.