The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Days 3 & 4


Day 3-May 4th Today we headed out to the town of Santo Domingo de Calzada, a town much larger than ours and much more lively. The center focus of this … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · 4 Comments

Decanter – Spain predicted smaller harvest, higher grape prices


As harvest gets underway in Spain, observers are predicting a reduction in quantity, while prices for bulk wine are already substantially higher than last year. Rioja: allowed irrigation The harvest … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Oak experiments yield mixed results.


UK wine professionals were guinea pigs at a seminar yesterday as they tasted the results of Taransaud prototypes and product developments. Taransaud’s new Ovum egg-shaped wooden fermentation vessel Among the … Continue reading

April 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sogrape Expands to Spain, Buying Bodegas LAN


Portugal’s largest wine company buys a leading Rioja winery Portugal’s largest wine company is expanding to Spain. Sogrape has announced that it has purchased Bodegas LAN, a Rioja producer known … Continue reading

April 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

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