Bulles au Centre : Sparkling time! – July 17th

Bulles au Centre : Sparkling time! – July 17th

Summer is finally here and we hope it will stay that way for the famous wine tasting called Bulles au Centre !”Bulles au Centre” means Bubbles in central France and the wine makers will all be presenting at least one sparkling wine during this event: wines, beer, cider, Saké, etc. If you are up for a bubbly time, head to Montrichard (near Tours) on July 17th, we guarantee you’ll have a great time!

60 WINEMAKERS, BREWERS AND CIDER PRODUCERS…

FRANCE : ANJOU Delmée & Martin / BANYULS Duchêne / BEAUJOLAIS France Gonzalvez. / BOURGOGNE Altaber / BRETAGNE En Bulles Lentes / BUGEY Perron / CHEVERNY Clos du Tue-Boeuf, Sevin, Tessier, Villemade / COTEAUX DU LOIR Guettier / COTEAUX DU VENDÔMOIS Lesné / GAILLAC Causse Marines, Cantalauze / ISÈRE Brasserie de Chartreuse / JASNIÈRES Gaubicher / LANGUEDOC Hérédia / LIMOUX Beirieu / MONTLOUIS Chanson, Delecheneau, Jousset, Prével, Saumon / MUSCADET Landron & Pescheux / NORMANDIE Zangs / SAINT-JOSEPH Delobre / SAUMUR Bobinez & Calvez, Foubert / TOURAINE Bellange, Bonhomme, Bouges, Les Capriades, Gillet, Leclerc. Lemasson, Maître & Saint-Léger, Brasserie de la Pigeonnelle, Pineau, Quastana, Thibault / VOUVRAY Autran, Brunet, Carême, Cosme, Cosme & Brutout, Perrault & Jadaud

SOUTH AFRICA Hawkins / SPAIN Bodega Cueva / GEORGIA Bitarishvili, Okruashvili, Wurdeman / ITALY Casa Coste Piane, Cattel, Rizzardi / JAPAN Brasserie Shinkame / SLOVENIA Cotar + Perme et Utarcl

Many craftsmen and artists will also be there!

July 17th 2016: tasting and sales from 11:00 AM to 19:00 PM
Open to all / acces to the tasting (engraved glass included): 5 €

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Spain is buzzing: H2O Vegetal and The Natural World of Wine

Spain is buzzing: H2O Vegetal and The Natural World of Wine

H2O Vegetal 2016:

H2O Vegetal, the wine fair with nothing added or taken away, has been taking place close to Tarragona. If you’re lucky you can still get there today, before 18:00. A great line up of course, with winemakers from throughout Europe and even from Japan and Mexico!

Map :
Website H2O Vegetal

The World of Natural Wine

In Barcelona on June 28th and 29th, there is a technical seminar for professionals only « The World of Natural Wine » organized by the associations « AVN » and « Vi Integral » and by the Catalan Institute of Natural History. The seminar is organized to exchange on the keys points which characterize the world of natural wines:
1- The earth and the winemaker / 2- The cellar and the winemaker / 3- Society and wine.
A vast programme where Spanish, French and Georgian producers will be present.

Many thanks to Clara Isamat who will be moderating the seminar for sharing all this information with Raisin.

CONTACT Tel.: 933 248 582 Fax: 932 701 180 E-mail: [email protected]

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

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

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!

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Japan’s Natural Wine Bars, Restaurants and Wine Shops!

Japan’s Natural Wine Bars, Restaurants and Wine Shops!

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.

5000 Raisin users!

5000 Raisin users!

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.

Hook application
Hook application

P.S. 2 : Thanks to you all, each and every one! Vivent les vins naturels !

Awesome! Raisin ranked 7th on the French App Store on June 3rd

Awesome! Raisin ranked 7th on the French App Store on June 3rd

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!

Apple store charts
Apple store charts

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.