The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

Agents and importers could win NZ trip


Agents and importers are being tasked with creating a rugby-themed promotion around Kiwi wines for the chance to win a trip to New Zealand. New Zealand Winegrowers is running an … Continue reading

July 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

Interview with David Gleave MW. Liberty Wines. Delta wines and a lot of others.


Another MW has appeared on my interview bandwagon. Good chap. David Gleave MW.  Liberty Wines, Italian wine consultant all round wine busy body. Here’s what he had to say….. http://www.libertywine.co.ukContinue reading

July 27, 2011 · 1 Comment

Grant Burge returns to Krondorf Winery


Australian producer, Grant Burge is to refurbish his Krondorf Winery in a bid to cement the Burge brand as an icon of the Barossa landscape. The major renovation will see the … Continue reading

July 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Wines in the Press, July 22 – 24


The Guardian School may be out for summer, but as we also come to the end of the supermarket wine tasting season, Fiona Beckett is “not impressed”.   Most seem … Continue reading

July 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Fizz on the rocks: Pimping a classic drink


As difficult economic times continue to take their toll on life’s little luxuries, champagne houses have discovered the benefits of pimping the classic drink, reports Luke Blackall Not so long … Continue reading

July 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

English Wine Fair.


  On the 3rd of September North and South Wines LTD will be holding a wine fair to celebrate English wines. The event will be ticketed and running throughout the … Continue reading

July 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

Australian Riesling head and shoulders above New Zealand: Decanter panel


Australian Riesling is infinitely superior to New Zealand’s, according to a Decanter panel of eight New World Riesling experts. Skillogalee: ‘multi-dimensional’ Earlier this year the panel tasted 79 Australian and … Continue reading

July 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

New Zealand vineland value drops 60%, but no takers


New Zealand vineyard prices have fallen significantly over the last four years, but the market for vineland is still stagnant, experts say. Prices across the country have come down by … Continue reading

July 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Interview with Jayson Bryant. Wine expert and Commenter.


http://www.unscrewed.co.nz  Name? Jayson Bryant Occupation? Wine commenter How did you get into wine? Osmosis really, as I was dragged around France back in the late 70’s by my dad, whose … Continue reading

July 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Former Plumpton students launch SparklingEnglishWine.com


A website for English sparkling wine has been launched that aims to sell wines from vineyards direct to consumers and trade. Website, SparklingEnglishWine.com is the brainchild of three former students … Continue reading

July 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Wines in the press, July 15-17


The Observer David Williams chooses his three wines of the week. First off the blocks is Taste the Difference Hawkes Bay Gimblett Gravels Syrah, New Zealand 2009 (£11.99, Sainsbury’s). The Gimblett … Continue reading

July 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Loire follows Bordeaux, Burgundy with ‘earliest ever’ harvest


The Loire is the latest wine region to announce that its harvest will be one of the earliest on record this year. Vignerons in Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne have alread … Continue reading

July 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Waiheke winery donated to University of Auckland


A renowned New Zealand winemaking family has donated its vineyard and winery to the University of Auckland. The university claims it will now become the southern hemisphere’s premium wine science … Continue reading

July 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Fox Gordon ‘Princess’ Fiano


Fox Gordon ‘Princess’ Fiano Adelaide Hills – Australia Grape Variety – Fiano ABV – 14% Pale gold colour. Good tropical, grapefruit nose with some rum and raisin notes. Dry, good … Continue reading

July 17, 2011 · 1 Comment
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