The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

Champagne & Hot Dog Restaurant


A new restaurant is to open in London serving Champagne and hot dogs. Bubbledogs will offer a choice of 10 hot dogs and will serve grower Champagnes as well as … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · 3 Comments

Tell me why I don’t like Chardonnay


“I don’t like Chardonnay” Sounds familiar? What is it about this noblest of grape that people just don’t like? As a varietal it still ranks amongst one of the biggest … Continue reading

March 24, 2012 · 2 Comments

Bordeaux 2011: Merlot succeeds in ‘unpredictable’ year


The first London tasting of 2011 right bank wines has confirmed oenologist Denis Dubourdieu’s comments that the vintage is as varied as the bizarre weather patterns that produced it. St … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Chocolate wine takes US and UK by storm


A chocolate infused wine called Chocolate Shop has surprised its creators with surging demand from a wide range of consumers in the US and UK. “We thought the market would … Continue reading

March 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Rioja produces first commercial sweet wines


Two Rioja producers have revived the region’s tradition of producing late-harvest wines. Raisined Viura in January, Bodegas Loli Casado Dinastía Vivanco and Bodegas Loli Casado, both in Rioja Alavesa, are among the … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

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