The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

Australian floods blight vintage in Riverina


Wine growers in the Riverina district of Australia are recovering from a series of ‘unprecedented’ floods, which have blighted an otherwise promising 2012 vintage. A still from Australian TV showing … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

UK to host Riesling Summit


The UK will host its first ever Riesling Summit this June, organised by Wines of Germany. Marking the first in a series of summer activities from the generic body in … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Guarding Grapevines with Genes


Scientists have created a vine gene that can kill Pierce’s disease, but will consumers accept wine from genetically modified vines? It’s been more than a decade since the last major … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Napa set for second International Cabernet Symposium


Some of the world’s most celebrated Cabernet Sauvignon winemakers and technical experts convene in Napa this summer for the second International Cabernet Symposium. Lunch at Harlan Estate, June 2010 The … Continue reading

March 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Moet embarks on major expansion


Moet & Chandon is undertaking a major expansion of its production facilities, in anticipation of rising global demand for Champagne. // Mo√ęt: ‘anticipate capacity’ The company has been focusing on … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

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