The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

Le Prieuré de Saint – Céols Menetou – Salon 2014


In the Loire we are more familiar with the names of Sancerre, Pouilly Fumé and Touraine but what about Sancerre’s buddy next door, Menetou – Salon? The Eastern region of … Continue reading

March 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

England’s Bacchus gives Loire and NZ wines a run for their money


England’s Bacchus grape could give Loire and New Zealand wines a run for their money, according to the chair of this year’s English and Welsh Wine Awards. From the 263 … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

Wine Tasting 101: Even Sommeliers Started Off Clueless


Wine is a tough nut to crack for some, but it shouldn’t be restricted to elitist pontificating and ridiculous descriptions of flavour. There is no leather in your wine, just … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

Touraine ready to unveil new sub-regions


Two newly defined Loire sub-regions of AOC Touraine are due to be released onto the market from 1 May 2012. Touraine Oisly and Touraine Chenonceaux represent the culmination of over … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

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