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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
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!
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.
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!
– 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
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!
Don’t miss this event, one of the biggest wine tastings in Europe.
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.