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Raisin is evolving and opening its capital: starting at 100€.

Raisin is evolving and opening its capital: starting at 100€.

Dear Raisin users,

From the start, the goal was to promote the natural wine movement and the people who are part of it: winegrowers and makers, wine merchants, chefs and restaurateurs, sommeliers, enthusiasts, volunteers, artists, and lovers of natural wine! Always done without advertisement and independently, with complete transparency, just like the wines we love.

6 years and 200,000 downloads later, and this goal remains the same. The team has become international, the brand has grown, and the community has blossomed. The natural wine movement is underway and its progression is both strong and global.

But the adventure has only just begun and we plan to go above and beyond the work we’ve done in order to convince even more consumers of our mission. That’s why Raisin is evolving and opening its capital to all those who are driven by the same passion as we are.

We want to finance the employment of our volunteer team, recruit new teammates, and develop new features: requiring between 450,000€ and 650,000€ are required to do so.

In order to stay faithful to our values, we have chosen the responsible financing platform LITA.co, rather than going for traditional funding. The pre-collection phase has kicked off this week, and this is where we need you! I invite you to discover the project and support it through voting: https://link.lita.co/RAISIN

🤗 Here you have the option of stating an investment intention of 100€. This intention is non-binding and modifiable. By doing so, you will be considered a priority investor 😉

If you have any questions about responsible investment, don’t hesitate to contact Fanny or Salambô from LITA.co at 01.87.65.20.42.

🤝 We hope to count on you among our first investors!

Drink well and best wishes.

Sincerely,
Jean-Hugues

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Respect for people and love of the land results in the creation of some of the greatest wines, evoking the most beautiful emotions. This truth is the origin of the partnership between Raisin, the natural wine app, and the “Entre Les Vignes” team, that inspired them to write this original work together. “The book has two objectives: first to break down the misconceptions about natural wines (simple, fragile, flawed, don’t keep…), and second to pay tribute to the men and women producing some magically alive wines that are deeply personal,” expressed authors Cédric Blatrie (Raisin) and Guillaume Laroche (Entre Les Vignes).

Unfortunately, it is only in French right now. But hey! If you’d love to get an English version of it, let us know by providing your email address, will keep you updated whenever it is ready 😉

Raisin, 100 grands vins naturels d’émotion

Presenting our book ” Raisin: 100 Grands vins naturels d’émotion” 

Presenting our book ” Raisin: 100 Grands vins naturels d’émotion”. Respect for people and love of the land results in the creation of some of the greatest wines, evoking the most beautiful emotions.

This truth is the origin of the partnership between Raisin, the natural wine app, and the “Entre Les Vignes” team, that inspired them to write this original work together. “The book has two objectives: first to break down the misconceptions about natural wines (simple, fragile, flawed, don’t keep…), and second to pay tribute to the men and women producing some magically alive wines that are deeply personal,” expressed authors Cédric Blatrie (Raisin) and Guillaume Laroche (Entre Les Vignes).

P.S. 📕 This book makes a wonderful holiday gift! Available for pre-sale starting today at just 22€ with free shipping until November 23rd, the date of the official release. 🎁  Yes, you heard right, Free shipping to anywhere on the planet until November 23rd.  

Our dedicated page is here: https://www.100-grands-vins-naturels.raisin.digital
This book is printed on FSC-certified paper 🌳🌲

HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR RAISIN STICKER YET?

HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR RAISIN STICKER YET?

ESTABLISHMENTS: HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR RAISIN STICKER YET? Show your support for natural wine and your love of god food to all of the foodies in the neighborhood with the Raisin electrostatic sticker to hang proudly on your storefront window!

FYI: ONLY AVAILABLE FOR RECOMMENDED RAISIN ESTABLISHMENTS. PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU ARE REGISTERED BEFORE ORDERING, NO REFUNDS.

ENGLISH STICKER: size 5.90 x 8.66 in 20€ + 5€ Shipment = 25€.

TO ORDER STICKER: http://bit.ly/2TdKDI4 / or you can receive instructions through email: [email protected]

YOUR HELP GOES A LONG WAY:
– Keep our app FREE
– Stay AUTONOMOUS and INDEPENDENT
– Promote NATURAL WINE around the world
– No ADVERTISEMENT
– Pay our PERMANENT WORKERS

DISCOVER HOW WE VALIDATE NATURAL WINEMAKERS?

scan etiquette vin naturel

 

INTRODUCTION :

At this decisive time of the climate changing, our relationship with the world around us and with sustainable agriculture is critical. In France, one of the world’s biggest wine producer, 30% of the pesticides spread are by viticulture, which is only 3% of the agricultural surface. Raisin, the natural wine app, supports a humanistic economy… And we love the gardeners of the vines (aka winemakers)! Producing natural wine allows winemakers to be paid off for their hard, honest work. The average price of a wine bottle sold fluctuates depending on where you live: from low as 1,99 € in southern Europe, to higher prices in non-wine producing countries. As you might expect, there is no possible way of making a quality wine at such a low price without taking dramatic shortcuts, resulting in both environmental concerns and impacting fair wages. If tomorrow the vineyards were made up of winemakers only working in this eco-friendly fashion, it would create a world of difference with beautiful biodiversity and a balance in our environment.

OUR INTENTION:

Since its creation, Raisin has aimed to make the natural wine world more easily accessible and understandable for everyone. To do so, the app shows our users where they can find this type of wine. With the new label scanning feature, we are taking it a step further and offering the ability to know how your wine is made. Imagine going into an establishment, scanning a label, and having the opportunity to verify and choose that the wine in your glass is one that is respectful of the environment and man. This feature is not intended to replace the expertise of a sommelier or a wine merchant, rather to serve as a complementary and practical tool.

OUR DEFINITION OF NATURAL WINE:

Natural wine is a wine that is made only from grapes, and sometimes a little bit of sulphites, that respects both nature and the people behind it. These wines are often practicing organic and/or biodynamic farming in the vineyard, and in the cellar, they go beyond any certification and produce a wine that restores the taste of fermented fruit. A wine that highlights first and foremost the work of the winemaker, not a factory. For reference, here are the levels of yeasts and additives authorized in wine:

 levels of yeasts and additives authorized in wine
levels of yeasts and additives authorized in wine

WHAT ARE OUR CRITERIA FOR VALIDATION?

Raisin does not intend to push its vision of natural wine on the world, but instead desires to embrace the movement in all its diversity – including its rebellious side to any fixed and restrictive definition. However, our team is loyal to certain criteria that we have borrowed from the Association of Natural Wine’s (AVN) original charter. Although this charter is no longer available, the current version only slightly differs on volumes of sulphites and the requirement of organic certification: “Cahier des charges (AVN).” The wines that we validate must be made without additives and the use of pesticides, except the occasional small amount of sulphites added (30 mg/L for reds and 40 mg/L for whites maximum). Therefore, we validate wines based on the work done by winemakers, because that’s what it all comes down to! For a winemaker to be considered natural on Raisin, 30% of the wine they are producing must be natural.

HOW CAN WE DISTINGUISH BETWEEN DIFFERENT WINES?

Raisin is the natural wine application. With this title, our ambition is to create a complete list of all the wines produced naturally with as much detail as possible about how they were crafted, and the artisans who made them. On the other hand, we have no intention of listing all of the conventional wines out there, nor those that already have a certification (AB, Ecocert, Demeter, Biodyvin, etc). We strive to highlight true initiatives for natural winemaking, rather than those trying to deceive consumers with false advertisement, and that are far from respecting craftsmanship and the environment. That is why each wine posted on Raisin is reviewed according to three categories:

natural wine, organic wine, biodynamic wine and conventional wine
natural wine, organic wine, biodynamic wine and conventional wine

A) WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER:: That we have validated.
B) THIS WINE IS ORGANIC AND/OR BIODYNAMIC: Which has one of these certifications, but is not vinified in a natural way.
C) IS NOT MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER: It could be confused with the work of a natural winemaker, but is produced conventionally. D) WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION ABOUT THIS WINE: Without the necessary information about this winemaker, we are not in a position to categorize.

📖 WHEN YOU POST YOUR WINES ON RAISIN:

You are helping enrich the information available about natural wines and winemakers. Once reviewed and validated, this information is available to and benefits the entire natural wine community. Furthermore, we have the same level of transparency that winemakers possess about their wines – we don’t rent or sell your data, and no one has access to your private information. In short, on Raisin, you will not be an advertising target. For any further questions, don’t hesitate to write us: conta[email protected]

WINESHOPS, BARS, RESTAURANTS: REGISTRATION IN 48 HOURS GUARANTEED

✋WINESHOPS, BARS, RESTAURANTS:⚡REGISTRATION IN 48 HOURS GUARANTEED⚡

✋WINESHOPS,BARS,RESTAURANTS:⚡REGISTRATION IN 48 HOURS GUARANTEED⚡. Have you been dreaming about ways to register an establishment faster? Now… you can, all while helping us out financially!

⚡ 48 HOURS GUARANTEED REGISTRATION⚡

Send the name of your establishment along with the following information to ⚡[email protected]

📁Wine list in either .Excel, .Word, .PDF format, or quality photos that respect this layout:
1 line for each wine
Structure: [Name of Wine] – [Name of domaine] – [Name of winemaker]
Example: La Butte – Clos du Tue-Boeuf – Jean Marie & Thierry Puzelat

#️⃣ Please also include links to the Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts of the establishment +

📸 PICTURES of your ESTABLISHMENT and WINES.

🍾 After we verified the information provided about the establishment and ONLY IF THE MINIMUM OF 30% NATURAL WINE is reached, you will receive a validation email asking for the PAYMENT OF 19.99 USD (worldwide) or 14.99 EUR (Europe), in order to proceed with the inscription.

💳 As soon as the bank transfer or PAYPAL transaction is confirmed, RAISIN WILL REGISTER THE ESTABLISHMENT WITHIN THE 48 HOURS.

 

Standard process of registration :

Over 700 establishments are awaiting validation, a time-consuming process which takes about 30 minutes on average to verify. Thank you for your understanding and your patience.

Send the following information to [email protected] :

📁Wine list in either .Excel, .Word, .PDF format, or quality photos that respect this layout:
1 line for each wine
Structure: [Name of Wine] – [Name of domaine] – [Name of winemaker]
Example: La Butte – Clos du Tue-Boeuf – Jean Marie & Thierry Puzelat

#️⃣ Please also include links to the Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts of the establishment +

📸 PICTURES of your ESTABLISHMENT and WINES.

🍾 After we verified the information provided about the establishment and ONLY IF THE MINIMUM OF 30% NATURAL WINE is reached, you will receive a confirmation email you’ve been registered

Kind regards,
Raisin Team.