The Oenophiliac

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Magics Wine Guide & Reviews for Newbies. 1st Birthday.


 Today Magics Wine Guide & Reviews for Newbies celebrates its 1st birthday. A year ago a friend of mine suggested I start a wine blog. She suggested that I could, … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · 8 Comments

Kent Malbec is an experiment, but not for sale


A Malbec made in Kent with Argentinian grapes was never destined for sale on the mainstream market, but rather as an “intriguing experiment”, says Wines of Argentina. Kent winery Chapel … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

ProWein 2013 set to expand


ProWein, the international wine and spirits fair which took place in  Düsseldorf last week, is expanding next year in Germany, and considering  taking the fair overseas. Show organiser Danila Avdiu … Continue reading

March 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Negociants UK to sell direct to independents


Yalumba owned, Negociants UK is to begin selling its wines direct to independent merchants and restaurants. It has added wines from Barossa Valley’s and Brokenwood from the Hunter Valley, as … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Two natural wine fairs in London not ‘ideal’


London would have one natural wine show “in an ideal world”, according to the organiser of one of two events scheduled for the same dates in May. The Real Wine … Continue reading

February 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Freelance Wine Writer – Need your stories!


 Last year, 2011, a very good friend of mine convinced me to start writing a blog, she had started one herself a few months previous spritebysbokhylle a book review site (free plug), … Continue reading

February 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

By Carol Emmas-Harpers, at Vinisud in Montpellier


French producers are benefiting from the gap left in the mid-range, off-trade market due to the decline in demand for Australian wines. Michel Batille, head of Les Vignobles Foncalieu, a … Continue reading

February 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Trade pledges needed for National Wine Month


Touch PR, the agency behind the first National Wine Month last May, is urging for pledges from the trade, in order for the 2012 campaign to go ahead. The proposal … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Expert independent seminar at London SITT tasting


On and off-trade visitors to next week’s London SITT tasting are able to get first hand advice on running an independent business by leading merchants and on-trade wine consultants. The … Continue reading

February 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Indie merchants blog from Beaujolais-Laura Heywood, Harpers.


Last week Harpers Wine & Spirit, in conjunction with InterBeaujolais, invited a handful of leading independent wine merchants to go out to Beaujolais and discover the wines for themselves. With … Continue reading

February 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Champagne House makes own English sparkling wine


The owner of an established Grand Cru Champagne House has ventured this side of the Channel to produce his own sparkling wine from English grapes. Didier Pierson, owner of the … Continue reading

February 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Digital Wine Communications Conference announces key speakers


The Digital Wine Communications Conference in Izmir (Turkey) has announced its three keynote speakers. It will feature American author and winemaker Randall Grahm of southern California’s Bonny Doon vineyard, and British … Continue reading

February 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

High profile experts gear up for Harpers’ Champagne Summit


High profile panellists from the on and off-trade will join a host of suppliers and retailers at Harpers Wine and Spirit’s 2012 Champagne Summit, taking place on February 28 at … Continue reading

February 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

International Gamay Competition winners announced


The second International Gamay Competition organised by Inter Beaujolais, has announced 169 medal winners. The competition designed to promote consumer and trade appreciation and awareness of the grape variety, took … Continue reading

February 14, 2012 · Leave a comment
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