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.


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

fermentacion espontanea

Fermentación Espontánea – Most Festival, Sunday Nov. 6th

If you are near Barcelona this Sunday November 6th, you should head to Villafranca del Penes for the Most Festivalfor the grand premier of « Fermentation Espontánea » by our friend, photographer and sommelier Clara Isamat who documents a year spent in their vines with 11 natural winemakers from across Spain. After the projection, you will be able to taste wines from the artisans in the film; a unique projection with a happy ending! 
If you can’t make it on Sunday, you can follow the project because the film will be subtitled and available on-line soon. Her book “Raíces del vino natural, un año de viña » (roots of natural wine, a year in the vines) will also be released this month). Amazing work Clara!

Watch trailer

Heading for Rootstock 2016!

Heading for Rootstock 2016!

Feeling in need of some sunshine? A change of scene? An adventure? Hop on board, Raisin is heading to Sydney for the third Rootstock festival (November 26-27 at Sydney’s Carriageworks) showcasing many of Australia’s best producers of sustainable food and wines. Some 60 grower-producers will be presenting their wines, mostly from Australia but also New Zealand, Georgia, Italy, Austria and France. The food markets will be highlighting local native foods and produce alongside ethnic-Australian foods, all produced through organic, biodynamic and natural growing.

The natural scene is buzzing in the New World, and we can’t resist sharing this quotation with you, from winemakers Jasper and Sophie from Commune of Buttons, who will be present at the festival:
Natural wine is finding a place very quickly through many folks because it makes sense It’s about letting the fruit speak for itself, not the winemaker speaking for the fruit. It makes discussion about what’s in the glass more accessible and therefore more interesting to a wider bunch of people, because fruit speaks to anyone!

Charles Simpson​ & Olivia Mann​ will be representing Raisin at Rootstock which promises to be the most anticipated food and wine festival in the Southern Hemisphere.

In Europe, the same week-end we will also be present at Vini, Birre, Ribelli in Bruxelles, follow this space for more information soon!

Website: Rootstock 2016

Check-it out: App Update + New Locations!

Check-it out: App Update + New Locations!

Since Raisin was launched launch on April 8th 2016 and thanks to all your contributions to consolidating our amazing database, the number of places (bar, wine shops, restaurants) with a minimum of 30% of natural wine where you can quench your thirst, has grown from 700 to 1500.
We now need to find clothes that fit! This is a technical update to increase speed and location display. These major improvements are not visible but we hope they will improve your experience. Next milestone, 2000 locations!

The Raisin team