The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

Napa tasting highlights whites

Chenin Blanc and Albariño came out top in a tasting of Napa Valley whites made from grapes other than Chardonnay and Sauvignon. In the US, Chardonnay outsells all other wines, … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · Leave a comment


The US overtook Italy in 2011 to become the largest single still light wine market, according to the IWSR. Still light wine sales in the US reached 300.6m cases in … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ochoa sweetens its offer

Navarra producer Bodegas Ochoa is planning to release a “super-late harvest” barrel fermented Moscatel later this year. Describing the wine, which is likely to be called “Sweet November”, as “like … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

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