The Oenophiliac

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English wine producers fear ‘British’ confusion

Sales of British wine have surged over the last year, causing a headache for English and Welsh wine producers. English vineyards: not British Figures released by analyst Nielsen show that … Continue reading

August 31, 2011 · Leave a comment

English Wine Festival 3/9/11

 This Saturday, 3rd of September 2011, North & South Wines will be holding it’s first English Wine Festival. The event will allow producers to showcase their wines to our customers … Continue reading

August 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

Merger creates major privately-owned Kiwi wine company

A merger has been announced between New Zealand’s leading sustainable wine producer, Yealands Estate, and Kiwi wine investment company, Ager Sectus. Whilst the Yealands Estate and Ager Sectus brands will … Continue reading

August 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

US wine lovers sweet on their ‘moscato’

In a twist winemakers didn’t plan but are happy to cash in on, US consumers are going gaga for ordinary age-old sweet muscat varietals, known here by the Italian moniker … Continue reading

August 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

US winemakers hope for ‘grand cru’ after heat wave

In winemaking, a hot, dry summer is part of the stuff that dream vintages are made of. And with the Washington area baking in record-breaking temperatures this summer, winemakers in … Continue reading

August 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Anakena Sauvignon Blanc 2010

 Anakena Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Central Valley – Chile Grape Variety – Sauvignon Blanc ABV – 13% Pale straw in colour. On the nose we have orange zest, pineapple, guava at … Continue reading

August 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

New Zealand’s ‘golden days’ are over, says industry report

The golden days are over for New Zealand’s wine producers and it must face the harsh reality of a tough global market, the industry’s national organisation has told its members. … Continue reading

August 26, 2011 · 2 Comments

Virtual luxury marketplace launches wine section

A luxury online food market has launched a new wine section curated by some of the best-known – and, coincidentally young and photogenic – sommeliers in the US.   Gilt … Continue reading

August 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Pommard asks INAO to create first grand crus

The 400-strong union of producers in Pommard in Burgundy will apply to the French appellation authority INAO to promote the premier cru Rugiens and Epenots appellations to grand cru. Currently … Continue reading

August 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

De Bortoli to launch new range live online

Family owned Australian wine company De Bortoli Wines has released a new range, BellaRiva, which will be launched today, August 25, live online. Following the launch in Australia and mirroring … Continue reading

August 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Antique Wine Company launches wine academy

The Antique Wine Company has announced the launch of its Marylebone based, AWC Wine Academy. The academy has been set up in response to its clients desire to extend their wine … Continue reading

August 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

Trial The Big Wine Festival 2012 at September Taster event

Anyone interested in taking part in next June’s Big Wine Festival in Reading can get an idea of what to expect at a trade Taster event also to be held … Continue reading

August 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

Champagne sets dates for ‘extremely early’ harvest

The 2011 Champagne harvest will be one of the earliest on record, with picking allowed to start as early as 19 August. Photo: CIVC Epernay The region’s trade body, the Comité … Continue reading

August 22, 2011 · 2 Comments

French harvest bigger than 2010, says ministry

The French grape harvest is predicted to exceed 47 million hectolitres (hl) this year – an increase of 6% compared to 2010. According to figures published by the French ministry … Continue reading

August 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

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