Wine for Thought

Hi, I'm Veronique Raskin and I am the founder & CEO of The Organic Wine Company. My blog is mostly about organic wine & self-development, as well as anything else that interests and inspires me!

Wines you don’t want to miss! August Wine Club is here.

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Explore Our August Wine Club Selections!

Veronique here. I am happy to share some of my favorite daily wines. I just absolutely love that syrah as an aperitif with a little cheese at the end of my day.  I am so pleased with the new vintage of the Chateau Veronique. It is more fruit forward than the previous vintage.  Call me at 888-326-9463 with your comments or suggestions.  (I actually answer my own phone and love to talk to you all!)

Au Revoir!


Buenas Ondas Syrah
Always a favorite! Introducing a smooth and rich Syrah from certified organic vineyards in San Juan, Argentina. This is a beautiful full-bodied cherry colored wine with blue tints. With delicate red fruit, this syrah has lush dark fruit flavors and a velvety mouth feel.  A perfect compliment to roast beef, mushrooms, and cheese. (Vegan, Indigenous Yeast)

When making the Buenas Ondas red wines, 30% of the wine is treated with French oak staves, middle toast, during fermentation. Another 30% is treated with micro-oxygenation for 40 days.

La Marouette Merlot
Another lovely wine from Terroirs Vivants and our dear friend Jacques Frelin.  These wines are gourmet and modern, made with organically certified grapes by the pioneers of French viticulture. Known for their expressiveness, these grapes are worked from planting to vinification with the aim of giving you live ‘vivant’ wines that are friendly ‘sympathetique’.
From the South of France, this wine is made from 100% Merlot grapes. It has a deep red color with violet reflections.
This wine has an intense nose of black fruit and leather. It has a nice balance with a persistent finish. It is full bodied with good structure and would pair well with any spicy food. (Vegan)


Chateau Veronique

This wine is the foundation of the Organic Wine Company. It has consistently been in our top five selling wines for 35 years!  The 2011 vintage is a worthy successor of its predecessors.

A superb blend of of 30% Carignane, 30% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre grapes. Dry, jammy fruit flavors of plum, black cherry and blackberry enhanced by hints of black pepper. An excellent match with just about any dish.

Veronique’s family started growing grapes in the south of France in the late 1700’s. Grapes led to wine, and their 50 acre family estate, Chateau Bousquette, in the South of France, became a working winery soon thereafter. Still, it wasn’t until 1993 that Veronique’s brother and Bousquette’s winemaker, decided to bottle a wine in honor of Veronique’s pioneering efforts to promote organically grown wine in the United States.

“Bousquette” (pronounced boo-sket) in French means thicket or grove. The word aptly describes the property: a simple family estate nestled in pine trees, lavender and thyme, overlooking miles of vineyards stretching all the way to the foot of the volcanic mountains, the Cevennes.

The vineyards are moderated by the cooling breezes from the sea, giving the grapes a long, even growing season. The result is Chateau Veronique, a dry, medium-bodied wine with a jammy fruit character of cherry, plum and blackberry complemented by aromas of straw and oak.


Chateau Canorgue Viognier 2010

The Viognier white grape is native to the northern Rhone Valley and most famous in the Condrieu appellation. It has strong peach, citrus and floral aromas that delight the senses and a smooth dry finish. Canorgue’s Viognier grapes are hand picked using strict selection. The wine is fermented and aged “sur lie” on the yeasts, for full aroma and flavors. It is wonderful as an aperitif or accompaniment to light foods.


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