BEST WISHES FOR 2017!

BEST WISHES FOR 2017!

We at Raisin wish you fantastic New Year; health, happiness and success all washed down by our favorite drink – you know, these wines we love and that we call ‘natural’!

We’ve kept this short as all our energy is going into Version 2 for iPhone, coming very soon!!

NATURAL WINEMAKERS, SEND US YOUR LABELS!

We are currently preparing the index of natural winemakers for Raisin. We have already referenced more than 200 from around the world (Australia, Spain, South Africa, France, Italy…) with the corresponding 1631 wines. You will see it is amazing!

NATURAL WINEMAKERS index

Our objective is to present each wine in the best possible way. For each wine, you will find: 
> name > winemaker > domain > region > designation > grape variety(ties) > the year.
We have been running tests using our photos but we’re not satisfied with the results. Taking good photos is a serious business and takes time.

NATURAL WINEMAKER WE NEED YOU!

We consider a winemaker is natural if at least 30% of their wines are just made with grape juice, and sometimes minimal doses of sulphites, in respect of the environment and of mankind.
If you make wine this way, we would be delighted if you could send us your wine labels in digital format to label@raisin.digital. We accept all formats: .PDF, .PNG, .JPG, .PSD, .AI, etc.

Otherwise you can also post them to: 
Raisin – 88, rue de la Villette, Bâtiment B, 75019 Paris

Many thanks in advance to you all. Please share as widely as possible.
CHEERS TO NATURAL WINE!

Label Grand Karakterre 5 - Vienna - December 3rd

Label Grand Karakterre 5 – Vienna – December 3rd

There is a possibility that you don’t yet know Label Grand Karakterre, but if you are active on social networks like us, you know Marko Kovac! On a daily basis, he posts and shares about the best winemakers and wines you can imagine. Marko has also been very active in providing us new locations to add to Raisin. If you live in eastern Europe, many of the locations displayed on Raisin were submitted by Marko. We are very grateful for your help Marko!

Label Grand Karakterre 5 - Vienna - December 3rd
Label Grand Karakterre 5 – Vienna – December 3rd

For the past 5 years, he has been doing his best to promote natural wine in Austria. The fifth edition of Label Grand Karakterre is a real celebration of what true wine artisans can do, everywhere in Europe. Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Slovenia, go and check the list of growers who will be there, it is very impressive. For the lucky ones who can make it, this is the one event you should not miss.

Saturday, December 3 at 12 PM – 11:55 PM – Facebook event page

MUMOK – Museum moderner Kunst Wien
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, Austria

Tasting:
12.00-19.00 hours
Entry fee 35 euros + 15 euros glass deposit

Winegrower dinner:
20:00-midnight
Join in for 25 euros

OFF: Rootstock festival!

OFF: Rootstock festival!

Australia is warming up for the Rootstock festival and there are lots of special dinners, parties and tastings organized in some of the great establishments recommended by Raisin, so get yourselves bookings and get ready to meet the winemakers up-close and enjoy their wonderful wines!

Thursday 24th November:

Bar Brose Sydney – A night with the Bornards,father and son from the Jura

Friday 25th November:

Billy Kwong Restaurant Sydney – From the Qvevri to the Veil dinner, showcasing winemakers John Wurdeman and John Okruashvili from Georgia, Olek Bondonio from Piedmont, Jean-Jacques Morel from Burgundy and Laura Siebel, Domaine de La Pinte from the Jura

Bar Brose Sydney – Piceno Party, showcasing Manuel Moraga, Roberto Henriquez and Mauricio Gonzalez from Chile

Monday 28th November:

Kirks Melbourne – Apéro Down Under featuring Zélige Caravent from the Languedoc, Domaine de la Pinte from the Jura and Jarad Curwood and Sam Vinciullo from Australia

ACME Sydney – Clever Polly’s Pop up. The Clever Polly’s team from Melbourne are coming to Sydney for a special Omakase meal featuring their own wine Yume

Tuesday 29th November:

Marquis of Lorne Melbourne – Après Salon informal after party trade tasting with heaps of international and local producers

Automata Restaurant Sydney – “In the Flesh!” Producer diner featuring Domaine de la Pinte and Zélige Caravent

Thursday 1st December:

Cult of the Vine Melbourne – four hands dinner showcasing the wines of Olek Bondonio and Giorgio de Maria from Piedmont.

The Oak Barrel Sydney – Domaine de la Pinte Master Class – Facebook

There are also chances you meet Charles Simpson and Olivia Mann, our representatives for Raisin who will be there, too!

Vini, Birre, Ribelli: Brussels is the place to be!

Vini, Birre, Ribelli: Brussels is the place to be!

The third edition of Vini, Birre, Rubella (VBR) will take place on November 26th and 27th 2016, in Brussels.

Only sustainable, organic and natural products will be available, but just in case you were wondering, craft beers and natural wines will steal the show!
Belgian friends get ready: Raisin will be there too (Emma Bentley, Nathalie Alves, Tom Vandevenne & Jean-Hugues Bretin = team page) and will not only be giving away posters but also showcasing our new app. We have a V2 preview demo up and running!

posters Raisin
posters Raisin

Don’t miss this event, one of the biggest wine tastings in Europe.

More info here: Vini, Birre, Ribelli

All Australia’s Natural Wine Bars, Restaurants and Wine Shops!

All Australia’s Natural Wine Bars, Restaurants and Wine Shops!

You’ll now find all the places where you can drink natural wine in the southern hemisphere are in the app, well nearly! Our latest release is getting us close.

Australia has seen an explosion in the number of establishments (bars, wine shops, restaurants) in the past couple of years. From Melbourne to Sydney via Canberra including the island of Tasmania, we have more than 60 places to drink natural wine (with a minimum of 30%) and counting. And it’s no coincidence that Charly Simpson and Olivia Mann (who have spent long hours preparing this map) will be in Sydney for the famous Rootstock fair on November 26th and 27th.

To discover more than one hundred new locations throughout the world, it is necessary to update the application.

HOW TO UDPATE?

On your phone > App Store app > bottom right UPDATE, if nothing is displayed, your app is up to date, otherwise tap on UPDATE button.