6 Most Popular Myths about Organic Wine

Posted on August 16, 2016 by Dimitri Safonov | 0 comments

Organic wine: 6 most popular myths and misconceptions based on customer questions

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.

Let's explore?

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Red Organic Wine Tasting: Grenache. Garnacha. Cannonau

Posted on August 14, 2016 by Dimitri Safonov | 0 comments

Organic red wine tasting Grenache Garnacha Cannonau

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.

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Organic Stars in our wine list: Fatalone Primitivo, Puglia, Italy

Posted on August 12, 2016 by Dimitri Safonov | 0 comments

Organic Primitivo - Fatalone Puglia red wine

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!

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Lower alcohol organic wine tasting at Organic Wine Club

Posted on August 05, 2016 by Dimitri Safonov | 0 comments

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.

Why lower alcohol organic wines?

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?

Lower alcohol organic wines from Germany and FranceJust 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: 

  1. Beetle Riesling Kabinett 2014 from Mosel, Germany.
  2. Domaine de la Colombette Rose, south of France
  3. Domaine de la Colombette 2013 Cabernet Merlot, Languedoc, France

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!

 

 

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Introducing our Wine Tasting At Home subscription box

Posted on August 05, 2016 by Dimitri Safonov | 0 comments

Who can deny it, we all love cozy comfort of our own home! You use your favourite wine glasses or simply being able to sample wine in the garden. Habit is a very satisfying thing.
There is nothing wrong knowing what we like. Yet is it limiting us in learning new things?
When it comes to food and drink, tasting is enabling us to discover more things we love and also identify ones we don’t. 
With our free in-store wine tasting events you can treat yourself to some fantastic samples and expert advice. But this is not the only way!

Wine Tasting Subscription Box is a convenient way how you can sample unique and interesting organic wines, learn a little bit more about a diverse world of organic wines and be confident to even host a wine party yourself. All this at home, even in your slippers!

What’s in the wine tasting box and how does it work.

Wine Tasting Subscription Box - organic wines at homeOrganic Wine Club will send you a box of three full sized bottles of organic wine that are grouped by a theme: think of three different Sauvignon Blanc wines, three different reds from south of Spain or even three natural wines.
Your first box will come also with a ‘Recommendations to Wine Tasting At Home’ booklet, which was written and designed by us specifically to boost your confidence in wine tasting. We will add a gift to your first box - 'Vacu Vin' set (vacuum pump and two stoppers so you can preserve the wine and then taste or drink it later, up to a week or two though).
Each box will also come with a more specific guide to the actual wines - an introduction to these three organic wines and additional information so you are in the know what you are going to try. 

Taste organic wines. Host a wine party. Buy as a wine gift.

Wine Tasting at Home Kit - subscribe for organic winesYou can then sample the wines, host a wine tasting party and sample with friends - simply enjoy this experience! You will find some wine descriptors and tips in our brochure if you need to refer to it for some help.

We will also include a sealed envelope with our own tasting notes for those wines - we will leave it up to you whether to open it to see what we’ve thought about the wines, or not at all. Imagine the fun you can have teasing your friends to name all the flavours! There is no right or wrong - taste is so personal!
As you can see, it is fun, informal and informative too. All the wines in the box are organic, so you are getting healthier wines, made with love and care by artisan wineries and hand picked by us in store.

Let’s sample new, different and sometimes surprising organic wines, learn more about them and appreciate different aromas and flavours.

How much organic wine tasting at home subscription costs?


Each box costs £50 plus postage and you can modify your subscription at any time by logging in to your account or contacting Organic Wine Club.

We pack our boxes on or after 15th of each month to ensure that they are shipped to our subscribers by 20th - get yours now! Cheers

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TeamGB Olympic promotion: 10% off British organic wines

Posted on August 01, 2016 by Dimitri Safonov | 0 comments

Team GB OlympicGB Olympics British organic wine

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. 

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Organic Wine Tasting: perfect rose wines for summer

Posted on July 31, 2016 by Dimitri Safonov | 0 comments

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!

Which organic wines we had to offer for a rose tasting?

Jane Ventura Rosat Seleccio 2015 from Penedes, Spain

ZE Rose Domaine de Brau from Pays d'Oc, France

Davenport Pinot Noir Rose from English vineyards in Sussex, UK.

Rose wine tasting
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.

Cheers 

P.S. Follow our tasting schedule at Wine Tasting page.

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