The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

Wine Reviews: Beaujolais-Villages Blanc, Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Arnaud Aucoeur 2011. Beaujolais Blanc, En Fût, Jean-Paul Brun 2010


Say the word Beaujolais, what springs to mind? Light and easy fruity red wines, Beaujolais Nouveau or Beaujolais Villages no doubt! What about the unknown? What about Beaujolais Blanc…? Not … Continue reading

June 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Inter Beaujolais focuses on white Beaujolais at trade tasting


Inter Beaujolais will focus on white Beaujolais and older vintages at its trade and press tasting on June 26. The variety and diversity of the region will be presented by showcasing … Continue reading

June 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Wine Tasting 101: Even Sommeliers Started Off Clueless


Wine is a tough nut to crack for some, but it shouldn’t be restricted to elitist pontificating and ridiculous descriptions of flavour. There is no leather in your wine, just … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

FRENCH WINE CAMPAIGN TO TAP CHINESE MARKET


Newly elected French president Francois Hollande is to promote French wine in China and educate the Chinese about wine through a series of events in the country. The French agriculture … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Re-Discovering Beaujolais


 I have given myself a new task. That task is to try and be a voice for Beaujolais. Beaujolais, or Bojo for short, has had to live with the stigma … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Louis Latour seeks solutions in Beaujolais


Maison Louis Latour is stepping up its activity in Beaujolais as a solution to the increasing pressure on Burgundy’s Pinot Noir supplies. The move includes investment in the new appellations … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · Leave a 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

The Glass Half Full-Winecast : Ep2. Beaujolais Trip. Oyster Bay Fizz Review. News Briefs.


The Glass Half Full Episode 2 A run down on my recent Beaujolais Trip with Harpers/Inter-Beaujolais I review Oyster Bay Sparkling Wine News briefs – Recent events in wine news … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harpers Beaujolais Trip Day 2. In brief.


Day 2 done and dusted. A good nights snooze and I was ready to rock this morning for the 2nd days entertainment. Snow had fallen all around the region overnight. … Continue reading

January 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harpers Beaujolais Trip. Day 1 in brief.


So day one has finished on our mini tour of Beaujolais. Long day but worth it. Having left London first thing this morning, 30/1/12, we arrived at Lyon around 10.20, … Continue reading

January 30, 2012 · 2 Comments
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