The Oenophiliac

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Faustino releases Rioja Chardonnay


Rioja bodega Faustino is the first large-scale producer to make a white Rioja using Chardonnay in the blend alongside Viura. Chardonnay, Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc have been allowed in white … Continue reading

February 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

A vine romance with chardonnay


Wine snobs and doubters, listen up – chardonnay is getting its mojo back. Sure, it’s not about to overtake our industry darling, sauvignon blanc, any time soon, but it is … Continue reading

January 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 opens


Entries for this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards are now open. With over 12,000 wines entered last year, The Decanter World Wine Awards is the world’s largest international wine competition. Under chairman Steven … Continue reading

January 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Chinese wines beat Bordeaux in blind tasting


A remote region of northern China that began growing grapes for fine wine just a decade ago has beaten the centuries-old French wine-producing region of Bordeaux in a blind tasting … Continue reading

December 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

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