The Oenophiliac

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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

Mike Matthews – Looking for that ideal wine writing job – Working to get that break.


It’s time for a new tact! Having expelled a fair chunk of energy on an email drive to various media agencies, the length and breadth of the UK, trying to … Continue reading

November 12, 2012 · 4 Comments

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

LIWF 2012 – Day 2.


Day 2 began with a very interesting debate from Harpers as part of their ‘Engage the Consumer’ forum. Chaired by Harpers Editor Richard Siddle, a panel of wine professionals was … Continue reading

May 23, 2012 · 4 Comments

Re-Discovering Beaujolais


 I have given myself a new task. That task is to try and be a voice for Beaujolais. Beaujolais, or Bojo for short, has had to live with the stigma … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harpers Beaujolais Trip Day 2. In brief.


Day 2 done and dusted. A good nights snooze and I was ready to rock this morning for the 2nd days entertainment. Snow had fallen all around the region overnight. … Continue reading

January 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harpers Beaujolais Trip. Day 1 in brief.


So day one has finished on our mini tour of Beaujolais. Long day but worth it. Having left London first thing this morning, 30/1/12, we arrived at Lyon around 10.20, … Continue reading

January 30, 2012 · 2 Comments
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