The Oenophiliac

A Wine Writers View on the World of Wine. Formerly Magics Wine Guide and Reviews for Newbies

Rude wine name offends Cantonese


A wine brand from Chile is unknowingly offending Cantonese speakers in Hong Kong with its explicit name. Called Chilensis, the label, from Via Wines in Chile‚Äôs Maule Valley, loosely translates … Continue reading

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February 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bomb squad destroys WWII wine cache


A cache of pre-World War II wine found in a suburban garden was destroyed by the British army bomb squad, a reader recounts in this month’s issue of Decanter magazine. … Continue reading

February 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

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