The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

Chandon Argentina Launches in the UK


  Moёt & Chandon’s first venture outside of France goes all the way back to 1959 where the then president of Moёt, Count Robert Jean de Vogüe, along with oenologist, … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Harpers – Mike Matthews writes on why we should take a leap of faith into the unusual


I’m someone who searches for the unusual when it comes to wine. I like to champion those producers and countries that generally struggle to get a sniff when it comes … Continue reading

October 3, 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: Château Miraval partners with Famille Perrin to produce Provence wines, bottled by Jolie-Pitt & Perrin


Press release from the offices of Vitabella, Paris  www.vitabella.fr Related articles Pitt and Jolie enlist Perrin for new rosé (thedrinksbusiness.com) Pitt, Jolie Release Rose Wine Once Called Pink Floyd – … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mike Matthews – Les Deux Cesars 2010 – justgreatwine.co.uk


Brits Charles and Rose Simpson bought Domaine Sainte Rose in the Languedoc region of France back in 2002. Following on from Charles’ successful career in Pharmaceutical marketing with GlaxoSmithKline and … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 3 Comments

Press Release – Plaimont Producteurs unveil the first bottles of the “Vignes Préphylloxériques” cuvée 2011 at Paris launch


Plaimont Producteurs launched its exclusive cuvée “Vignes Préphylloxériques” 2011 (AOP Saint-Mont)on Wednesday 7th November 2012 in Paris. Journalists from France, Germany and the UK attended the event with Plaimont representatives Joël Boueilh … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Drinks Business – US wines from bought in grapes could be labelled “CHÂTEAU”


A new proposal by the European Commission will allow American wines made from bought in grapes to use the term “château” on their labels if it is given the green … Continue reading

September 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harpers – Champagne to take centre stage during Social Media Week


A week’s activity dedicated to the impact and role of social media taking place around the world later this month will feature a case study hosted in London on how … Continue reading

September 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Chablis producers anticipate smaller harvest


Chablis producers are predicting the harvest could be down by around 20%, thanks to bad weather earlier in the growing season. Although picking won’t start until the second half of … Continue reading

August 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Jayson Bryant reports on the upcoming 3rd Annual Pinot Smackdown – 6th September 2012


So another year rolls around, all too quickly for my liking, and another #PinotSmackDown. This is the third such event to be held, but just what is Pinot Smackdown. Well … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

Mike Matthews: Behind the scenes at “Braaiday” at High Timber


High Timber in London, a South African based restaurant with a wine cellar containing 40,000 bottles for your pleasure, played host to a motley crew of wine writers and blogger’s … Continue reading

July 26, 2012 · 3 Comments

First ever marketing push for Pays d’Oc IGP


Trade association Inter Oc is rolling out its first ever UK marketing campaign in a bid to increase awareness about Pays d’Oc IGP wines. Specialist PR and marketing agency Westbury … Continue reading

July 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Wine Review: Zebra View Pinotage 2011


As grape varieties go Pinotage seems to have developed a bit of a Marmite tag, you either love it or hate it. I’ve never been able to work out why! … Continue reading

July 4, 2012 · 5 Comments
Advertisements

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,411 other followers

Blog Stats

  • 70,958 hits