The Oenophiliac

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

Below-cost selling formula chosen as ‘easy to understand’

The government’s much-criticised formula for banning the sale of alcohol below cost was chosen because it was “easy to understand”. The current ban on below-cost sales, aimed at targeting loss-leading … Continue reading

June 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

Wines in the press, May 27-30

The Guardian Fiona Beckett says she occasionally gets asked what is her favourite red? It’s an impossible question that usually results in the lame answer of an unaffordable red Burgundy. … Continue reading

June 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

Francis Ford Coppola to return Inglenook to ‘lower alcohol’

Francis Ford Coppola is actively working to produce more elegant, lower-alcohol wines at his newly-named Inglenook winery, he told yesterday. The film director and owner of the legendary Inglenook … Continue reading

June 2, 2011 · Leave a comment


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