The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

Harpers Blog: Mike Matthews on WineStars Twist


Following on from the success of May’s inaugural WineStars competition at the London International Wine Fair, competition founder Catherine Monahan brought her unique event – this time WineStars Twist – … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · 5 Comments

English Malbec ‘Impossible to buy’


Chapel Down’s collaboration with Wines of Argentina can’t be called a wine and is not allowed to be sold. The cross-continent venture hit EU red tape and although the ‘wine’ has an official … Continue reading

April 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Kent Malbec is an experiment, but not for sale


A Malbec made in Kent with Argentinian grapes was never destined for sale on the mainstream market, but rather as an “intriguing experiment”, says Wines of Argentina. Kent winery Chapel … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Naked Wines offers $1million in global winemaker competition


Online wine retailer Naked Wines, is launching a global winemaking competition, that will guarantee $1million investment fund for the winners. Judged by hundreds of consumers, the aim of the $1million Zero to … Continue reading

March 14, 2012 · Leave a comment
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