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natural wine in Italy


This may have taken some time, but it was well worth the wait…With over 291 bars, wine cellars, and restaurants, including 40 recently added, Italy is one of the leading countries in natural wine! How can you not be excited about this country rich in history, culture, eating, and drinking. From Piedmont to Tuscany through Abruzzi, you’ll be delighted to find these regions full of places to drink the wines that we love.

Grazie mile to Christophe Fustinoni for his involvement. Also thanks to Elena Masi, Ions Arigris, Gae Saccoccia, Elena and Fulvio de Marchi, Michele Ramponi, and Christian Binner for their help, along with all of our users and contributors. Ciao a tutti!

Raisin aime le Japon ! (mise à jour)

🇯🇵 Raisin Loves Japan! (UPDATE)

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.

Raisin wants you!

Raisin wants you!

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

Welcome to Alexandre Bain, a new Raisin ambassador !

Welcome to Alexandre Bain, a new Raisin ambassador !

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