The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

Press Release: Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson MW launch latest World Atlas of Wine in New York with English Sparkling Wine


Ridgeview Bloomsbury 2010, a sparkling wine from the South Downs of England, was the choice for two of the world’s most respected authorities on wine, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mike Matthews – Les Deux Cesars 2010 – justgreatwine.co.uk


Brits Charles and Rose Simpson bought Domaine Sainte Rose in the Languedoc region of France back in 2002. Following on from Charles’ successful career in Pharmaceutical marketing with GlaxoSmithKline and … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 3 Comments

Harpers – Mike Matthews opens his mind to whisky at Balcones tasting


I’ll make no bones about this, spirits aren’t really my thing. Anyone who knows me will tell you, I’m all about the grape and not the grain. So imagine my … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 3 Comments

Toni ‘The Doc’ Cascio Reviews – RELAX Pink Rosé


  RELAX Pink Blend Spain Drinking RELAX Pink makes you believe that you can hang onto the little bit of summer that’s left. It’s smooth, light, and refreshing, and I … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · 4 Comments

Toni Cascio, Ph.D. Reviews Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon


Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon Napa, CA 2009 I took one sip of Sequoia Grove’s 2009 Cabernet and swooned. It’s lush, lush, lush. This is a Cabernet that is full-bodied with … Continue reading

August 8, 2012 · 6 Comments

Food, Beer & Spirit Writers Required


Are you an aspiring Food, Beer or Spirit writer? If so would you like to contribute to Magics Wine Guide and Reviews for Newbies?  As a bona fide wine guy I suffer … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

US BECOMES THE WORLD’S LEADING STILL LIGHT WINE MARKET


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

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