The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

Etienne de Montille buys Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet


Etienne de Montille of Domaine de Montille in Burgundy has bought Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet from the French bank Credit Foncier. The purchase of Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet takes the de Montille holdings to … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Vinho Verde producers pin hopes on Alvarinho


Plantings of Alvarinho are on the rise in northern Portugal as producers seek to boost both value and quality in their wines as the variety gains increasing international recognition. Many … Continue reading

July 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

First ever marketing push for Pays d’Oc IGP


Trade association Inter Oc is rolling out its first ever UK marketing campaign in a bid to increase awareness about Pays d’Oc IGP wines. Specialist PR and marketing agency Westbury … Continue reading

July 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

English wine harvest ‘not looking good’, say winemakers


As England continues to suffer the wettest early summer since records began, winemakers are beginning to wonder if they are going to have any grapes to harvest at all. England: … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Wines of Chile announces annual London trade tasting date


Wines of Chile has announced its Annual Trade Tasting in London will take place on September 13. The event, which will be held at the Nursery Pavilion at Lord’s Cricket … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Wine Review: Zebra View Pinotage 2011


As grape varieties go Pinotage seems to have developed a bit of a Marmite tag, you either love it or hate it. I’ve never been able to work out why! … Continue reading

July 4, 2012 · 5 Comments

Veuve Clicquot unveils first prestige cuvée for six years


Veuve Clicquot has released its first prestige cuvée La Grande Dame since the 1998 vintage as the Champagne house unveiled its 2004 this week. Launching the cuvée in the dramatic setting of … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

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