The Oenophiliac

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

Te Awa Left Field Albariño 2015


But, surely not!? Albariño is from Spain…I hear you cry, or maybe not. I love advocating the unusual so when me and my colleagues discovered this gem from New Zealand … Continue reading

March 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Day 13


Day 13 – May 14th Today we headed to one of my favorite wineries, Marques de Murrieta and Finca Ygay. It was a sprawling rustic but gorgeous property up on … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Harpers – Mike Matthews looks at new styles emerging from New Zealand at its New Release trade tasting


Albariño and Arneis may not be synonymous with New Zealand; it’s a far cry from the usual fare we are used to. Add in Grüner Veltliner, Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Sauvignon … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

Napa tasting highlights whites


Chenin Blanc and Albariño came out top in a tasting of Napa Valley whites made from grapes other than Chardonnay and Sauvignon. In the US, Chardonnay outsells all other wines, … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · Leave a 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

Spain excites with its cool-climate whites


UK buyers are embracing wines from Ribeiro and Ribeira Sacra in the search for new Spanish whites from Galicia. Writing in the April edition of the drinks business, Lucy Shaw highlights … Continue reading

April 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

Summer Vino – So What Will Be in Your Glass? Huffington Blog Post


Now British summer time has officially begun, the mind starts to wander. Holidays are approaching. The days are getting longer and warmer. Possibly the odd barbeque or two is on … Continue reading

March 30, 2012 · Leave a comment
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