The Oenophiliac

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Yahoo.com – Mike Matthews; How can I save money buying wine?


This is my first blog piece written for Yahoo.com For contractual reasons I don’t believe I can put the full article on my own blog, but nothing to stop me from sharing the … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Press Release: Wines from all sectors of the UK wine industry are crowned winners in national competition


The results of this year’s UK annual competition – The English & Welsh Wine of the Year Competition – have unveiled award winners from a wide range of producers from … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Press Release: Bordeaux International Wine Institute launches wine tasting course‏


The Bordeaux International Wine Institute (INSEEC Group) launches iWine June 2013 The Bordeaux International Wine Institute launches iWine – a comprehensive wine tasting course accessible to students and professionals of all … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Press Release: Claude Giraud asks Winemakers and Champagne Houses to take action


Champagne Henri Giraud presented today the results of a quarter of century of research on the winemaking of fine wines in oak barrels. With nearly 200 guests from 16 countries, Claude Giraud held an … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

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

Toni ‘The Doc’ Cascio Reviews – California’s Meiomi Pinot Noir


 Meiomi Pinot Noir Region 1 Climate (UC Davis Classification) – Coastal California Yes, Meiomi Pinot Noir seduced me. (Don’t tell my husband!) Before trying this wine, I was never a … Continue reading

August 22, 2012 · 9 Comments

Toni Cascio, Ph.D. Reviews Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon


Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon Napa, CA 2009 I took one sip of Sequoia Grove’s 2009 Cabernet and swooned. It’s lush, lush, lush. This is a Cabernet that is full-bodied with … Continue reading

August 8, 2012 · 6 Comments

Food, Beer & Spirit Writers Required


Are you an aspiring Food, Beer or Spirit writer? If so would you like to contribute to Magics Wine Guide and Reviews for Newbies?  As a bona fide wine guy I suffer … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sparkling sales to overtake Champagne


The UK will apparently spend some £690 million on Champagne this year, down from £1bn in 2007, while sales of sparkling wine will hit £720m – up from £465m over … Continue reading

July 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Grant Burge launches wine sales app


Grant Burge Wines has launched a global iPhone app, so consumers can order wines for friends and family anywhere within Australia. It claims the app is the first transactional wine … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

WSET rolls out English wine tasting for consumers


The WSET is launching an English wine-tasting club, the Pursuit of English Excellence, for consumers interested in finding out more about the category. The move comes on the back of rising popularity of … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

EU plans new labelling laws for allergens


The European Union is planning to implement new allergen labelling requirements for wine from the start of next month. The proposed new law is designed to alert consumers to wines … Continue reading

June 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Tell me why I don’t like Chardonnay


“I don’t like Chardonnay” Sounds familiar? What is it about this noblest of grape that people just don’t like? As a varietal it still ranks amongst one of the biggest … Continue reading

March 24, 2012 · 2 Comments

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