The Oenophiliac

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Harpers – Napa Valley proclaims 2012 vintage a ‘classic’


The Napa Valley is getting ready to kick off its 2012 harvest with winemakers describing it as “one of the most balanced crops in years”, thanks to the “marvellous growing … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · 4 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

All Lafite bottles to carry Prooftag


Chateau Lafite Rothschild has said all bottles from the 2009 vintage will use Prooftag anti-fraud seals. Prooftag is a capsule seal with a 13-numbered code authenticating individual bottles. Carruades de … Continue reading

May 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

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