The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

Nicole Linares blogs: Meeting of the Wines


When I first began getting involved in my schools wine program, I began to hear of what was called, “The Villa.” I heard that one of our professors, Paul Rudolph, … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Decanter – Casella announces new $10 wine


Yellow Tail maker Casella is planning to launch a US$10 wine – double the price of the brand that has brought it global sales of more than 30m cases. Yellow … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Decanter – First full history of Bordeaux first growths to be published


The first-ever comprehensive history of all five first growths, by Decanter writer Jane Anson and with a foreword by Francis Ford Coppola, will be published next month. During the writing … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

‘New Bordeaux amazing and exciting’: Oz Clarke in Decanter


The unknown, unsung appellations of Bordeaux have superb terroir and world-class potential – and we’re only just realising it, Oz Clarke reckons. The veteran wine writer and broadcaster has spent … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

Robert Parker report: ‘Appearance of impropriety’ in Campo/Miller arrangements


The Wine Advocate’s arrangements in Spain last year created ‘inappropriate ambiguity’ and fell short of the high standards the organisation sets itself, an investigation has found. Parker: ‘ineffectual’ management? Philadelphia … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

West London Wine School – Harpers Article


harpers.co.uk Full length version of my Harpers article. 23/3/12 issue. After the collapse of First Quench Retailing back in 2009, former head of wine & spirit training, Jimmy Smith, saw … Continue reading

March 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

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