The Oenophiliac

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

France Under One Roof 2016

Now in it’s 15th year, France Under One Roof is back at the iconic OXO Tower, London, for all your French wine needs.  23 exhibitors will be available, showcasing wines … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Harpers – Champagne to take centre stage during Social Media Week

A week’s activity dedicated to the impact and role of social media taking place around the world later this month will feature a case study hosted in London on how … Continue reading

September 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Wine Australia hosts specialist Semillon tasting

Wine Australia is to host a specialist seminar looking at the various styles of Semillon the country can now produce at Australia House in London on September 18. Sem Sem, … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Freixenet in Retro Festival link-up

Freixenet UK is sponsoring the Freixenet Scarlett Ballroom, one of the live stages at the Retro Festival in Berkshire. The activity is part of the sparkling wine’s VIP marketing campaign, … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · 2 Comments

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

Magic @ Harpers Champagne Summit 2012

Interesting debates going on from Harpers 3rd Champagne Summit. Early indications suggest that communication is the key to make Champagne understood in everyday marketplace. Other notable points brought up say … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harpers-Beaujolais Buyers Trip 2012 analysis. Before I take a few days out to put together and give you my full report of our trip to Beaujolais, believe me it will take some writing, … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harpers-Inter Beaujolais Buyers Trip 2012 Check list: Bags packed – nope. Passport ready – erm…I’ll find it later. Flight info sorted – Yeah, it’s on an email somewhere. Weather forecast for Lyon – Bloody … Continue reading

January 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

A+ Australia Tasting. Saatchi Gallery: London 2012 So, round 4 of my new year tasting schedule, third one of the week. This one see’s me off to the Saatchi Gallery, London for the 10th birthday of … Continue reading

January 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Bibendum Tasting. The Brewery: London 2012.

 Seconds out, round three. Yup, my next tasting event. Bibendum’s folio tasting. The Brewery, Chiswell St, London.  Today it was Bibendum’s turn to share their wares with people throughout the … Continue reading

January 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

New Zealand Wine Annual Trade Tasting: London 2012

Today I began round two of my new year tasting schedule. This time it was the turn of New Zealand at Lords, St John’s Wood, London.  105 New Zealand wineries … Continue reading

January 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Business experts and masterclass line up for SITT tasting

Visitors to next month’s SITT tasting in London on February 29 can look forward to a masterclass on Long Island wine and a seminar offering a “Blueprint for Success” for … Continue reading

January 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Hatch Mansfield En Primeur Tasting. London, 2012

BAFTA, 195 Picadilly, London.  BAFTA was the venue today for UK wine agents, Hatch Mansfield, annual En Primeur tasting.    Louis Jadot In Philip Tuck MW 2010 Burgundy Vintage Report … Continue reading

January 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

This weeks Poll. Should all Organic, Biodynamic or Sustainable wines have a recognised logo on the label?

MAGICS POLL. Lets gauge how you guys really feel about the many topics surrounding wines. Each week I’ll be posting a new poll regarding something around the wine trade. Cast … Continue reading

December 13, 2011 · Leave a comment


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