The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

Chandon Argentina Launches in the UK


  Moёt & Chandon’s first venture outside of France goes all the way back to 1959 where the then president of Moёt, Count Robert Jean de Vogüe, along with oenologist, … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Press Release: Canadian wineries return to the UK for trade and press tasting


Canadian wineries from Wine Country Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia will return to the UK for a trade and press tasting at Canada House, Trafalgar Square on Thursday 16th May. The … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Press Release: UK’s Henners Multi-Vintage Wine Concept Launched


Henners, the sparkling wine producer based near Herstmonceaux in East Sussex, has just announced a new concept for English sparkling wine that will in time form a major part of … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Mike Matthews – New Zealand’s Marisco Vineyards and ‘The King’s Series’


Treachery, murder, piracy! Sounds like a great plot for a Hollywood blockbuster. For the de Marisco family, this was all in a days work. It wasn’t always that boring. At … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · 3 Comments

Press Release – UK wine harvest is underway and despite a challenging year quality is promised


Despite the news that one of England’s major sparkling wine producers has made the decision not to harvest this year, all other leading English wine producers are now harvesting, and … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Decanter – Latest Virginia AVA announced


Middleburg, Virginia has become the state’s newest American Viticultural Area. Boxwood Estate: started AVA process Middleburg is the seventh Virginia AVA, joining Eastern Shore, Monticello, North Fork of Roanoke, Northern Neck … Continue reading

October 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Toni ‘The Doc’ Cascio – Reviews Bella Luce Ferrari-Carano White Blend


  Bella Luce Ferrari-Carano white blend Sonoma County California 2010 If Bella Luce were a woman, she would be a ballet dancer. As I sit here sipping Ferrari-Carano’s  luscious white … Continue reading

September 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

Mike Matthews: Behind the scenes at “Braaiday” at High Timber


High Timber in London, a South African based restaurant with a wine cellar containing 40,000 bottles for your pleasure, played host to a motley crew of wine writers and blogger’s … Continue reading

July 26, 2012 · 3 Comments

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

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

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

Harpers Blog – Ocean Eight vertical tasting with Mike Aylward


How can you tell you’ve encountered a London summer? That’s right, it’s usually raining. So, as the clouds began to roll over on another soon to be wet summer’s day, … Continue reading

June 16, 2012 · 3 Comments

Champagne Review: Champagne Jacquart, Brut Mosaїque and Blanc de Blancs Vintage


We all know the names of Veuve Clicquot, Moёt et Chandon, Taittinger.  Bollinger was made famous via its association with everyone’s favourite British spy, James Bond. Champagne Jacquart on the … Continue reading

June 14, 2012 · 4 Comments
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