The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

Harpers – Mike Matthews on the intriguing story behind Red Squirrel Wine Club


Red Squirrel Wine was brought to my attention via a story I read in my local paper. As a wine guy, and someone who lives in South West London, the … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Press Release – Marisco Vineyards’ Claims 7th Trophy in 3 Months


Marisco Vineyards has collected another trophy, this time for its King’s Favour Sauvignon Blanc 2011 winning ‘Best One Year Old Sauvignon Blanc’ at the Marlborough Wine Show on Saturday night. … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Press Statement – Wine Industry Committed to Ethical Trade


At a special meeting of  the Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association’s  (WIETA)  board convened against the backdrop of the protest action, its members issued a statement supporting the right … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

Press Release – Plaimont Producteurs unveil the first bottles of the “Vignes Préphylloxériques” cuvée 2011 at Paris launch


Plaimont Producteurs launched its exclusive cuvée “Vignes Préphylloxériques” 2011 (AOP Saint-Mont)on Wednesday 7th November 2012 in Paris. Journalists from France, Germany and the UK attended the event with Plaimont representatives Joël Boueilh … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Press Release – New record set at the 11th Edition of the ‘Barriques d’Or’ Festival, South West France


The 11th edition of the ‘Barriques d’Or’ auction organised by Plaimont Producteurs and Cave de Crouseilles took place on Monday 5th November at Château de Crouseillesin South West France and saw over 200 trade buyers, retailers, … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Press Release – Oscar winner & Cælestis biodynamic Grand Cru Classé in support of WWF‏


November 2012 close to the Stars, close to the Earth… CӔLESTIS Classified Growth biodynamic wine CHARITY AUCTIONS in support of WWF  London 27 November 2012 live: http://www.dnfa.com, online: http://www.bidforwine.co.uk  … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mike Matthews – Looking for that ideal wine writing job – Working to get that break.


It’s time for a new tact! Having expelled a fair chunk of energy on an email drive to various media agencies, the length and breadth of the UK, trying to … Continue reading

November 12, 2012 · 4 Comments

Mike Matthews – Spier Winery: A coalition between Art & Wine


How would you describe a wine tasting, what goes on? If you’ve never been to a tasting, what do you think happens? I suppose you could say that it’s simple! … Continue reading

November 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

Mike Matthews – Third Wines of Chile Independent Wine Merchant Awards Winners Announced


Wines of Chile announced today the winners of the third Independent Wine Merchant Awards. Participating merchants were asked to promote Chilean wines during the month of September using their creativity … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

Harpers – Mike Matthews opens his mind to whisky at Balcones tasting


I’ll make no bones about this, spirits aren’t really my thing. Anyone who knows me will tell you, I’m all about the grape and not the grain. So imagine my … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 3 Comments
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