SALONS 2019 MONTPELLIER / ANGERS / SAUMUR

2019 MONTPELLIER / ANGERS / SAUMUR SALONS: All the winemakers that will be present at each event!

Is everyone ready for this? Hotels and restaurants booked? Planes, trains, and automobiles? Don’t forget your wine-opener…let’s GO! Every year, the natural wine world shows its lively spirit and dynamic energy throughout this intense week of 10 magnificent wine tastings. Will we see you there?

MONTPELLIER:

» BIOTOP Montpellier | January 27th and 28th 2019 |
» Route 66 and friends | January 28th and 29th 2019 |
» Les Affranchis 2019 | January 27th and 28th 2019 |
» Les Vignerons de L’irréel | January 27th and 28th 2019|
» Le vin de mes amis | January 27th and 28th 2019 |

ANGERS:

» Salon Madavin Saint Jean 2019 | February 2nd and 3rd 2019 |
»  Salon Les Pénitentes |February 3rd 2019 |
» Les vins anonymes | February 3rd 2019 | 
»
Salon « La Levée de la Loire »| February 4th and 5th 2019 |

SAUMUR:

» La Dive Bouteille | February 3rd and 4th 2019|

You can also find the list of winemakers for each event on the Raisin app, to make it even easier!

 

 

 

 

 

Discover : BREWSTERS BEER GARDEN

🚨 Discover : BREWSTERS BEER GARDEN, a new recommended Raisin restaurant and bar in Petaluma, California 🇺🇲

🚨 Discover: BREWSTERS BEER GARDEN, a new recommended Raisin restaurant and bar in Petaluma, California 🇺🇲 

Natural wine and food lovers – we are raising a glass to BREWSTERS BEER GARDEN, just registered on Raisin! Check out this natural wine restaurant and bar in Petaluma, we highly recommend it!

Local southern California cuisine goes great with Brewsters’ growing natural wine list, along with craft beer, cocktails, live music, and a lively outdoor environment to enjoy good eats and drinks. Brewsters is located in the charming, historic neighborhood of downtown Petaluma – an area without many natural wine options nearby, so we are lucky to have them!

We also would like to thank Brewsters for their financial support using the fast registration⚡ process, which promises a 48 HOURS GUARANTEED REGISTRATION to appear quickly on our map of recommended establishments around the world with 30% minimum natural wine.

Are you a natural wine establishment and wish to be recommended on our app? Send us an email to fast@raisin.digital including 📁 Wine list + #️⃣ Links to the Instagram, Facebook + 📸  PICTURES of your establishment and wines. We will be delighted to share this news with the rest of the natural wine community 😉

Raisin TEAM.

Discover Regeneres: a wine shop in Noumea, New-Caledonia, France

WOW! Discover Régénérés: a wine shop in Noumea, New-Caledonia, France 🇫🇷

WOW! Discover Régénérés: a wine shop in Noumea, New-Caledonia, France 🇫🇷

Natural wine and food lovers – we are raising a glass to Régénérés, just registered on Raisin! Check out this natural wine shop in Noumea, New-Caledonia, we highly recommend it!

This part of the world did not yet have any known natural wine spots registered. Needless to say, we are very excited to share this news with all of you!!!!

Here are some of the domaines you will find at Régénérés: Padié, Causse Marines, Tribouley, La Cave Apicole, Delmée Martin, Domaine du Clos Fremur, Rémi Sédès, La Vrille et le Papillon, Les Deux Terres, le Raisin et l’Ange, and Zélige Caravent.

Long life to Régénérés! 

ESTABLISHMENTS awaiting moderation: with a little financial support, you can ACCELERATE YOUR REGISTRATION. Send us an email to fast@raisin.digital including 📁 Wine list + #️⃣ Instagram, Facebook + 📸  PICTURES of your establishment and wines. 🍾 After we have verified the information provided about the establishment and ONLY IF THE MINIMUM OF 30% NATURAL WINE is reached, you will receive a validation email asking for the PAYMENT OF 19.99 USD (worldwide) or 14.99 EUR  (Europe), in order to proceed with the inscription.

Cremant Zero Dosage 2016 from Domaine Achillee

Crémant Zéro Dosage 2016 from Domaine Achillée: Nicolas’ wine of the week – New Year’s Eve Edition 🥂

Crémant Zéro Dosage 2016 from Domaine Achillée: Nicolas’ wine of the week – New Year’s Eve Edition 🥂 It’s not just Champagne that makes for a successful New Year’s Eve, there’s “Crémant” (sparkling) too!

Achillée (Yarrow) is a plant that is used in biodynamic farming, and is also the namesake of this domaine created by the Dietrich family in Scherwiller, Alsace. The story goes back to 1999 when Yves, the father, transitioned to organic agriculture, and then biodynamic. At this time, Yves wasn’t doing any vinifying, and the grapes went to a cooperative.

In an effort for all of this hard work to pay off, Jean and Pierre joined their father in 2016 for the first year of Domaine Achillée, and the creation of this creamy zero dosage sparkler.

The recipe? Grapes (50% Riesling, 50% Pinot Blanc, Auxerrois, and Chardonnay)…nothing else! No sulfur, and no dosage.

While the absence of dosage brings freshness and purity to this sparkling wine, the 9 month maturation on lees in vats and then 13 months on laths gives it a complex and vinous side. When tasting, we go from white fruits and notes of honey, to freshness, purity, and a hint of oxidation. All of these aromas and flavors come together in a beautiful length and finish.

This is a true favorite to pop at midnight this New Year’s Eve!

 

2000 VIEUX SAVAGNIN OUILLÉ FROM DOMAINE OVERNOY-HOUILLON: CEDRICK’S WINE OF THE WEEK - CHRISTMAS EDITION

2000 VIEUX SAVAGNIN OUILLÉ FROM DOMAINE OVERNOY-HOUILLON: CEDRIC’S WINE OF THE WEEK – CHRISTMAS EDITION 🎄

2000 VIEUX SAVAGNIN OUILLÉ FROM DOMAINE OVERNOY-HOUILLON: CEDRIC’S WINE OF THE WEEK – CHRISTMAS EDITION 🎄

What do you do when you have the whole Raisin team around your table? You try to make this moment unique, with a wonderful wine. So, you go to the cellar, and decide upon this bottle of exception: the 2000 Vieux Savagnin Ouillé from Domaine Overnoy-Houillon, exactly what we needed.

Only one problem, the bottle is 50cl… for 12 people, and we have to share!

Where to begin about this domain and this bottle… Pierre Overnoy and Emmanuel Houillon are remarkable winemakers in Pupillin, Jura ! The intensity of aromas in this wine are just crazy. For years and years, they top off regularly, waiting for the perfect moment to bottle.

I remember it well – watching the 12 people around the table taking minutes just to smell the incredible aromas of sweet curry, walnut, fresh almonds, and citrus. We only had a few centiliters in the glass, but without a doubt, it was the most intense wine of the night.

What a moment ! A real emotion.

THE WINE OF THE WEEK: ROSSO TOSCANO FROM COLOMBAIA

ROSSO TOSCANO FROM COLOMBAIA : FLORIAN’S WINE OF THE WEEK

ROSSO TOSCANO FROM COLOMBAIA : FLORIAN’S WINE OF THE WEEK

The Lomazzi family can look back on a long tradition in the wine business. For four generations, they have been active in wine trade and viticulture.

In the 1950s and ‘60s, the family even belonged to the most important traders of Italian wines. Today, Dante Lomazzi and his wife Helena created their own path – they farm their small (just four-hectare estate Colombaia near Colle Val d’Elsa) biodynamically, with a total annual production just around 10,000 bottles!!

The soils, calcareous clay soils with a high proportion of fossil shells, offer the best conditions for producing wines of impressive authenticity. Of course, in order to maintain this unique character, the cellar work is completely natural too. Not surprisingly, the Demeter-certified winery (since 2007) is also a leading member of the associations ViniVeri, Renaissance of the Appellations and Association Vin naturel.

Colombaia’s Rosso Toscano is for sure their benchmark wine: a field blend of mainly Sangiovese (what else!) and around 20% red varieties of Canaiolo, Colorino and Malvasia Nera. Depending on the vintage and yield, Dante and Helena either vinify their two vineyards separately resulting in a Vigna Nuova and a Vigna Vecchia edition, or vinify together creating the Rosso Toscano. Acccording to the vintage, the maturation time in big Slavonian oak barrels (26 hl) varies between 12 and 36 months. The same can be said for sulfering the wines, which is only done in minimal amounts (SO2 totals usually between 20 and 30mg) at bottling in particular vintages.

For me, the Rosso Toscano is a classic old-school Chianti with a high glou-glou factor, that pairs particularly well with local cuisine, such as wild boar pasta, bringing back memories of summer evenings even to the coldest winter day…