The Oenophiliac

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Press Release: UK’s Hallowed Ground adds Barossa’s Teusner to portfolio


Hallowed Ground has recently acquired the distribution of boutique winery Teusner from the Barossa Valley, South Australia, adding to their already growing list of Antipodean boutique wineries. Launched in 2001 … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

Press Release: English Fizz Goes to Franciacorta


On 15th October, international sparkling wine and Champagne expert Tom Stevenson presented the first ever tutored tasting of 10 English Sparkling Wines to a packed audience of Franciacorta producers, Italian sommeliers and specialist wine press.  … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Harpers – Mike Matthews recent Top Three wines reviewed


On a recent research mission to the offices of Harpers Wine & Spirit, I was asked to come up with my top three recently tasted wines; which were to be … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Harpers – Mike Matthews writes on why we should take a leap of faith into the unusual


I’m someone who searches for the unusual when it comes to wine. I like to champion those producers and countries that generally struggle to get a sniff when it comes … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Press Release: Bettane + Desseauve – 2nd Wine Experience London – Saatchi Gallery


 The second Bettane + Desseauve Wine Experience London will take place at the Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea on 25th and 26th of October 2013. This exclusive event is aimed at both professional and consumer wine … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Yahoo.com – Mike Matthews; How can I save money buying wine?


This is my first blog piece written for Yahoo.com For contractual reasons I don’t believe I can put the full article on my own blog, but nothing to stop me from sharing the … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nicole Linares blogs: Meeting of the Wines


When I first began getting involved in my schools wine program, I began to hear of what was called, “The Villa.” I heard that one of our professors, Paul Rudolph, … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nicole Linares: German Whites & Pinots from Around the World. Plus, Who’s up for Wine Wars?


This past year, a very quirky and motley cru of friends began to gather and drink wine. We all had the same passion and appreciation for it, and we enjoyed … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Days 14 & 15


Day 14 – May 15th Today we visited Cune Winery. I have worked with the distributor of these wines and sold them in grocery stores, so these wines are close … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Day 13


Day 13 – May 14th Today we headed to one of my favorite wineries, Marques de Murrieta and Finca Ygay. It was a sprawling rustic but gorgeous property up on … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Days 9 & 10


Day 9 – May 10th Today we went to see the research winery/center for the University. It is an amazing structure, very modern and new. I was really impressed with … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Press Release: English Wine Festival Founder to Arrive at Show, Bond Style!


The founder of the country’s longest running English wine festival, and former owner of the English Wine Centre, is set to pay a flying visit to East Sussex to avoid … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Day 2.


Day 2-May 3rd After a long bus ride from the airport we arrived at the Palacio Manso de Zuniga in the tiny town of Canillas del Rio Tuerto. This town … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · 4 Comments

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Day 1


Nicole Linares is a student at the Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality, USA, an active member of her schools Wine Academy and budding wine writer. Over the next two weeks … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · 2 Comments
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