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camion

Camion, a new place to discover in Antwerp!

Camion, a new place to discover in Antwerp! “Camion. That is CAMille & boqION. Two best friends who share two great loves; eating and drinking.” 💘CAMION

At Raisin’s latest on the map in Antwerp, the gourmet plant based dishes paired with a curated selection of natural wines, make eating and drinking easy to fall in love with.

Fun fact: In Belgium 🇧🇪, you will find the largest number of Raisin establishments per square meter! They are actively promoting natural wine, all the more reason to visit!!

tofino

Tofino Wine Bar, Way out West !

Possibly the furthest west natural wine bar on the planet, just about a mile or so from the Pacific Ocean, sits Tofino Wines in San Francisco.

Over 700 minimal intervention wines to feast on from all corners of the earth, focusing on terroir in each and every one. Stop in, taste, stay for a bottle, and say hi to owners April Sack and Mark Nevin, sporting the Raisin badge!

alsace

September in Alsace

September marks harvest month in Alsace, the Indie wine route with an Indian summer… so let’s talk Alsace. On RAISIN, we have 34 domaines (winemakers) listed on the app, and 21 restaurants, bars, and wine shops.

This summer, The Alsace natural wine community launched AVLA, the Association of Vins Libres of Alsace, proudly registered in La Maison du Vin in Colmar.

And don’t forget to mark your calendars for Salon Brut(es) coming up in November, more Alsace to come!

Photos by benoitcortet.com in Turckheim!

Shoutout to Back in Alsace

lesvinscelestes

Les Vins Célestes – The adventures of a nomad cave

Les Vins Célestes is the natural wine shop with an adventurous side – it’s the nomad cave 🚐 that travels around Annecy, spreading the love for terroir driven natural wine 🍷 throughout the city.

If only this little truck could cross seas, every city needs a nomad cave! Check out the Raisin map for their spot on Tuesdays and Fridays, and follow this link for their full schedule.

TheBottleShop

More than Wine opens its doors at The Bottle Shop in Zurich!

More than Wine opens its doors at The Bottle Shop in Zurich!

Today is the day that More than Wine opens its doors at The Bottle Shop in Zurich! For years, Jean-Marc Dedeyne and Edouard Thorens (aka The Winestache) have been involved in the natural wine scene online, through organizing Vin Vivant week, at le Gamper Bar and restaurant (two Raisin spots!), and sharing bottles from their exceptional selection.

Now you can find and enjoy a lot of these domaines sold online in the fun, friendly, and cozy shop – so don’t hesitate to stop on in!!

ambri

En route to Georgia!

Heading over to Georgia 🇬🇪, in Telavi to be specific, where Ambri Wine Saloon opened its doors only two months ago!

This cozy spot is brought to life by Sofie, a young Georgian woman who happened to study in France. Sofie offers a very specialized selection of wines, and expert advice. You will also find delectable cheese plates to accompany the wine – all local goat, sheep, and cow cheeses that you can’t taste anywhere else! 🧀🍷 Stay tuned, because Sofie plans to make her way into the vineyard sometime soon… (Shout-out to Christelle Pineau for telling about this awesome discovery from her trip!)