The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

Wines of the week: Le Faite White Saint Mont 2008/9; Mirabeau Côtes De Provence 2010; Corbières Gérard Bertrand 2008


Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy Sunday lunch Le Faite White Saint Mont 2008/9 A delightfully different, limited-production white from the esteemed Plaimont co-operative in the Gers region … Continue reading

July 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Kenya’s extreme winemaking high above the Equator


The mist lifts from the mountains of Kenya’s fabled Rift Valley, better known for its flamingoes and zebras than its wine, as women weave in and out with baskets of … Continue reading

July 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

Morellino wine is Tuscany ‘s top tipple


The Morellino wine of the Maremma is the place to look for ‘glugging wine’ according to Harry Eyres. Forget Chianti and go for Morellino says Harry Eyres Photo: PATRICK MORGAN By … Continue reading

July 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

Jayson Bryant plugs my blog on Kiwi FM.


http://www.kiwifm.co.nz Yours truly has just gone international. Jayson Bryant is an English guy plying his trade in the New Zealand Media. Expressing his views and reviews on the Kiwi wine … Continue reading

July 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Riesling Week to kick off


The UK’s first-ever Riesling Week kicks off in the last week of July, with retailers around the country committed to promoting Germany’s prized grape. Riesling Week , which aims to … Continue reading

July 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Smartphones help world’s winemakers foil fraudsters


For Charles Pillitteri, the fight against fraudsters began when he discovered fake bottles of his Canadian ice wine in Taiwan in 1998. He tried everything to safeguard his product from … Continue reading

July 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Bosman Family Vineyards Pinotage 2008


 Bosman Family Vineyards Pinotage 2008 Lelienfontein – South Africa Grape Variety – Pinotage ABV – 14% Deep, dark purple in colour. Rich but soft fruit with some jammy notes backed … Continue reading

July 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

Viña Pomal to sponsor Rugby 7s


Grupo Codorniu’s Rioja brand, Viña Pomal, is to be the official wine sponsor of a rugby sevens final to be televised on ESPN. The brand is the will sponsor the … Continue reading

July 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

Wine & Food Pairing Quick Chart.


Wine & Food Pairing Quick Chart..

July 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

Wine & Food Pairing Quick Chart.


I found this little intro chart via http://www.barinacraft.com. It’s a very useful, basic chart to matching wines with food. I hope this helps. Wine & Food Pairing Quick Chart | … Continue reading

July 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

First Russian sparkling wine arrives in UK


The first Russian sparkling wine has arrived in the UK market via Berkmann Wine Cellars. Russian entrepreneur Boris Titov’s SVL Group has shipped two pallets of its sparkling wine Abrau-Durso … Continue reading

July 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

Interview with Cherie Agnew. Wine Tutor at West London Wine School, amongst other wine activities.


http://www.westlondonwineschool.com 1- Name? Cherie Agnew 2- Occupation? Wine Educator for West London Wine School, Wine Specialist for WineSearcher.com and Wine Advisor for Union Market. 3- How did you get into … Continue reading

July 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Wines of the week: Bertani Sereole Soave 2010; Open now, Domaine Hegarty Chamans 2008; Marques de Alarcon Rosado 2010


Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy Sunday lunch Bertani Sereole Soave 2010 From venerable producer Bertani, this is made using Garganega grapes grown on the eastern side of the … Continue reading

July 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

Wine: There’s more to Alsace than Gewürztraminer


Sure, Alsace Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer can be expensive and on the sweet side, but there’s much else to recommend. According to the UK wine trade, Alsace wines don’t sell. Some put … Continue reading

July 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

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