Summer time is here, the holidays are coming and if you are lucky enough to be heading to Spain, we have good news for you! Raisin has just released a section of places where you can drink natural wine. In Barcelona, Madrid, Seville and Grenada, amongst others we have pinpointed bars, restaurants and wine shops where you’ll find at least 30% of natural wine.
In case you had not yet noticed, places with natural wines are also careful to select quality and local ingredients for their cooking.
Many thanks to Olivia Mann for her implication in Raisin and particularly for all her work to help us publish Spain!
We have identified more than 150 places where you can buy, drink and enjoy natural wine close to where you are in Japan. Isn’t that wonderful? We know our search box still requires tuning to provide full satisfaction, we’ll fix it very soon. If you are not located in Asia, you’ll need to slide over to Japan to discover all our work there.
Since we know you will also be traveling this summer, we have started adding spots here and there (Hong-kong, Bangkok, etc.) in case you would like to quench your thirst for natural wine on a stopover!
Thanks to all the people involved in creating this map: Kisho, Akiko, Netsuke, Makiko, Cristobal Huneeus, Fannie Beuchet, Hugo Blanchet, Lucile Martin. You helped us make this come true.
Next week’s target, Spain is coming! Olivia has compiled more than 50 places.
8 weeks ago – almost to the day – we launched Raisin : the Natural Wine App, in the hope we would see the community grow quickly, but without knowing how fast. We just reached 5000 users! This is an important milestone for us and our app. We are all proud and delighted that the natural wine community appreciates the app and our work to support growth in the natural wine movement. It’s only the beginning, watch this space for exciting new developments, soon!
P.S: Thanks to Helene Mobailly who advised us that Friday’s downloads came from the Hook application (french), screenshot below.
P.S. 2 : Thanks to you all, each and every one! Vivent les vins naturels !
Despite our best investigations we still do not know for sure what caused the Friday June 3rd frenzy, when suddenly 1,200 people downloaded Raisin, but it’s great! We ranked 7th in the Food & Beverage category on the App Store making us the leading wine app ahead of all tradition competition (Vivino, Wine, Delectable, etc.). We sincerely hope this is premonitory of the future triumph of natural wine!
Thanks to all of our 3,700 users who have downloaded this app on their phone; you are wonderful!
We are currently working very hard to produce the V2, not forgetting our future Android version either. We really want to create something that is as good as the wine markers we represent. Thank you to all those who are part of the team: Arnaud , Nathalie, Andrew , Olivia, Akiko , Tomomi , Paul.
And special thanks also to all of you who are helping us: Natsuki, Samuel, Luc, Michel Tolmer, Antonin, Paco Mora, Aurélie, Le laptop, Quedubon, Yassine from Ten Bells , O’Divin, and to all the winemakers who are so welcoming to the Raisin community.
And particularly a big thank you to all of you who support the natural wine movement, a different approach to wine and to consumption and in a different view of the world.
Australian & Melbourne friends, get ready! A natural wine tide is coming your way and you’d better not miss it! Builders Arms Hotel invites an incredible number of wine makers and suppliers of wine, beer, cheese and other edible delights to spend the day at the pub showcasing their products for you to taste and enjoy. The whole world will there including wine makers from France, Georgia, Australia, Austria, Italia, etc. This is the place to be on earth that day on this side of the world, period!
Handmade 3 – Sunday, May 29th – 12 PM – 4:30 PM / UTC+10 211 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065
One of the distinctive features of the natural wine movement is the impressive number of women winemakers. Since 2008, Jeanne Versant Vins organizes a yearly tasting weekend dedicated to passionate vigneronnes. Raisin is a fan!
Casting: Marie Lottin Chateau Bas – Coteaux d’Aix / Isabelle Perraud Les Côtes de la Molière – Beaujolais & Macon / Anne Leclerc Paillet Autour de l’Anne – Languedoc / Laurence Joly La Roche Buissière – Rhône / Nathalie Banes – Beaujolais / Ariane Lesne – Coteaux du Vendomois / Catherine Montanet Domaine Montanet Thoden – Bourgogne There will also be a woman in charge of the cash register: no other than Olivia Mann, our Raisin representative for Spain. Yes, her again!