The Oenophiliac

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Press Release: Launch of the 2012 Primeurs Campaign for the « Sélections Parcellaires » of Maison M.Chapoutier


Michel Chapoutier has just announced the official launch of the 2012 Primeurs campaign of Maison M.Chapoutier in Tain l’Hermitage. Building on their success since the nineties, the “Chapoutier Primeurs” are today a unique opportunity … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mike Matthews – Harpers Newsletter Jan 11th 2013 including ME!!


Welcome to the Harpers newsletter Laura  January 11, 2013 News headlinesBurgundy En Primeur 2011 Tasting Reviews:  To help you keep on top of the large number of Burgundy tastings this … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bordeaux 2011: Chateau Angludet first to release


Medoc cru bourgeois Chateau Angludet is the first Bordeaux 2011 to release – at £198 a case in bond from London merchants. Angludet is €16 a bottle direct from the … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bordeaux 2011: growing confidence in quality


As En Primeur week gets into its first full day there is growing confidence that the vintage is a good deal better than expected. Most winemakers and critics agree that … Continue reading

April 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bordeaux 2011: Whites set to shine as campaign gets underway


En Primeur week began yesterday in brilliant sunshine and broad optimism on the part of producers – especially when it comes to the white wines. Bordeaux 2011: Domaine de Chevalier … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Burgundy lovers ‘buzzing’ for ‘surprise’ 2010 vintage


Yields were down as much as 40% on 2009, but Burgundy lovers are shelling out up to 10% more for the “surprisingly good” 2010 vintage. As the en primeur campaign kicked … Continue reading

January 16, 2012 · Leave a comment
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