The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

Beaujolais whites a hit with independent retailers


Beaujolais’ lesser-known whites are building up a following among independent wine merchants who praise the wines’ “sensible prices”, “food-friendly styles” and “consumer appeal”. Made predominantly from Chardonnay, Beaujolais blanc and … Continue reading

February 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harpers-Inter Beaujolais Buyers Trip 2012


harpers.co.uk Check list: Bags packed – nope. Passport ready – erm…I’ll find it later. Flight info sorted – Yeah, it’s on an email somewhere. Weather forecast for Lyon – Bloody … Continue reading

January 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Trade urged to support up-and-coming regions


Open-minded importers are urging major supermarkets and restaurants to get behind wines from emerging regions like Croatia, Slovenia and Moldova. Throwing down the gauntlet to the UK’s big retail chains, … Continue reading

January 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cool climate wines could grow Aussie volumes


Cooler-climate wines could be the answer to Australia’s problems of shrinking off-trade volumes and under-representation on restaurant lists. Cooler-climate wines could be the answer to Australia’s problems of shrinking off-trade … Continue reading

January 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sainsbury’s in sensible drinking push


Sainsbury’s has teamed up with Drinkaware, Diageo and Heineken to push a new responsible drinking campaign in-store. The initiative aims to encourage consumers to develop a better understanding of alcohol … Continue reading

January 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

English sparkling on cusp of popularity


English sparkling wine is set to become a mainstream drink of choice, according to new report that shows over half of sparkling wine drinkers in the UK have tried sparkling … Continue reading

December 15, 2011 · Leave a comment
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