The Oenophiliac

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Mike Matthews – 10th Annual Wines of Chile Award Winners Announced


The winners of the 2013 Annual Wines of Chile Awards were released today after 3 days of blind tasting in Santiago, Chile. The top award went to Viña Errazuriz with their … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

Mike Matthews – Marks & Spencer Tasting Gift Box


When all in the world of wine is a positive minefield, it’s always handy when one of the UK’s leading supermarket retailers takes the first steps to demystifying matters. Marks & Spencer … Continue reading

December 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

Mike Matthews: Harpers Chile Wine Summit 2012 – My Views from the Day


I’m a long-time admirer of Chilean wines, have been since the day I began working in my first wine store some 17 years ago. Back then there was something distinctive … Continue reading

December 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

Mike Matthews – Third Wines of Chile Independent Wine Merchant Awards Winners Announced


Wines of Chile announced today the winners of the third Independent Wine Merchant Awards. Participating merchants were asked to promote Chilean wines during the month of September using their creativity … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

Harpers – Mike Matthews on the Wines of Chile Annual Tasting, September 13


The annual Wines of Chile trade tasting found itself settling in at its new home this week, the MCC, or Lord’s to the rest of us. Over 80 exhibitors turned … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

Oregon shines at IPNC 2012


Oregon proved its quality on the world stage, along with its collaborative spirit, as nearly 700 visitors descended on McMinnville for the 26th International Pinot Noir Celebration at the weekend. Among … Continue reading

July 30, 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

How To Overcome Your Wine Ignorance – My post in today’s Sabotage Times 10/6/12


Do you know you’re Chardonnays from Chenin Blancs? Or what gives a wine it’s colour? Find out everything you ever wanted to know about wine below. What is it about … Continue reading

June 10, 2012 · 2 Comments

LIWF 2012 – Day 2.


Day 2 began with a very interesting debate from Harpers as part of their ‘Engage the Consumer’ forum. Chaired by Harpers Editor Richard Siddle, a panel of wine professionals was … Continue reading

May 23, 2012 · 4 Comments
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