We have now counted 212 bars, restaurants, and wine shops in the USA where you’ll find at least 30% natural wine. 😋 Amazing! You see one missing? Please let us know by sending us an email here: firstname.lastname@example.org
JAPAN: 180 new establishments added to the Raisin app! Second largest country (after France) where you can drink natural wine, Japan now counts 327 bars, restaurants and wine shops where you’ll find at least 30% of natural wine. O migoto (congratulations) !
Thanks to the people involved in creating this map: Mr Ito, Kisho, Masaki, Madoka, and Akinori from Oeno Connexion.
To contine promoting and developing the growth of natural wines around the world, Raisin is looking for two interns or through an apprenticeship contract to join us at Smart Food Paris as from February 2018. If you are passionate about natural wines, we need you!
1. Communication and events internship:
Do you have strong experience of social networks and their interactions with natural wine communities? Do you administer Fan Pages? Do you master tweets, reposts and swaps? Can you organise a count-down to publication schedule? Do you juggle hot and cold news with ease? Can you create newsletters? Not scared of Photoshop? Have you already organised 47 natural Beaujolais Nouveau events (at least!)? Do you enjoy photography and know how to use a Reflex camera? This position is for you!
2. Project support and managements internship:
Are you familiar with Trello, Slack, reverse scheduling, project management and follow-up, debugging and defriefing? Can you create and keep a schdule up-to-date? Can you write technical specifications? Manage subcontractors? Even in English? Are you at ease with Photoshop, Sketch and the Google suite? Are you patient, organised and thorough? Do you think tomorrow is a long way off but will be here soon? This is the position for you!
Very good knowledge of natural wines (expect to be tested on this), curiosity, open mindedness, precision. Fluent French and English and mastery of digital tools.
If you are interested, please send your CV and cover letter to email@example.com
Great news for the New Year, Alexandre Bain is now a Raisin ambassador!
When you are a small structure with limited means, it is essential to be backed by people who are important to many others. It is also always flattering to know that what you do is recognized as pertinent and useful. Our heartfelt thanks to Alexandre for giving us his trust and support.
What does it mean to be a Raisin ambassador?
In the natural wine world, winemakers, cellar or restaurant owners, sommeliers, journalists, bloggers, and artists all form an unusual, solid and singular ecosystem. Each in their own way, they embody a living, evolving and inspiring movement.
Below, you’ll find all Raisin ambassadors, we are really proud of:
Jean-François Nicq, Jean Maupertuis, Paco Mora, Marie Carmarens, Patrick Böttcher, Ito Yoshio, Sylvie Augereau, Laurence Manya Krief, Christian Binner, Ivo Ferreira, Michel Tolmer, Catherine & Pierre Breton, France Gonzalvez, Émeline Calvez, Jean-Marie et Thierry Puzelat, Antonin Iommi-Amunategui.
Discover our ambassadors’ page
This year, the « Revue du Vin de France »’s Grand Prize is accompanying the movement and celebrates Jura genius Jean-François Ganevat as Winemaker of the Year and François Adam at La Vigne d’Adam in Plappeville (Moselle) as Wine Merchant of the year. Obviously, both are referenced in Raisin 😉 The magazine also awards the Jury’s Choice prize to « soil osteopaths » Lydia and Claude Bourguignon.
The wine world is evolving and we at Raisin are delighted, long may the changes continue! The manifest good sense of a « natural » approach is slowly taking root in a world that used to deny its existence and importance.
On a less positive note, the cruel absence of women in this classification raises questions and eyebrows. Editors of the Revue des Vins de France, we could provide you with a long list of talented female artists: winemakers, authors, sommeliers, bloggers, importers, editors, oenologists and wine merchants to submit 😉 So please, before the next edition, don’t hesitate to contact us! In the meantime, you can also visit the page of our friends Womendowine.