The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

Taylors/Wakefield releases screwcap fizz


Clare Valley wine producer Taylors has put part of its first sparkling wine release under screwcap after trials found no loss of freshness or fizz. Taylors – known as Wakefield in the UK … Continue reading

August 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

How To Overcome Your Wine Ignorance – My post in today’s Sabotage Times 10/6/12


Do you know you’re Chardonnays from Chenin Blancs? Or what gives a wine it’s colour? Find out everything you ever wanted to know about wine below. What is it about … Continue reading

June 10, 2012 · 2 Comments

Washington state’s wine industry growing fast


Washington state’s wine industry is growing rapidly – in the past seven years the number of wineries has doubled to 700 and it is now valued at $8.6 billion (£5.3 … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

UK to host Riesling Summit


The UK will host its first ever Riesling Summit this June, organised by Wines of Germany. Marking the first in a series of summer activities from the generic body in … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Major new Sussex wine estate starts planting


A former hedge fund manager is setting out to plant what will one of the largest vineyards in England, in the South Downs in East Sussex. Located within a few … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

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