The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

Wine Tasting 101: Even Sommeliers Started Off Clueless

Wine is a tough nut to crack for some, but it shouldn’t be restricted to elitist pontificating and ridiculous descriptions of flavour. There is no leather in your wine, just … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · 3 Comments


South African producer Hamilton Russell Vineyards is finding that experiments with clay amphorae are creating wines with improved structure than those matured in barrels. Clay amphorae at Hamilton Russell Vineyards … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 · Leave a comment


Newly elected French president Francois Hollande is to promote French wine in China and educate the Chinese about wine through a series of events in the country. The French agriculture … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sotheby’s launches own-label Champagne

Sotheby’s has become the first auction house to launch its own Champagne, for sale online and in the company’s retail store in New York. The own-label Champagne, which will also … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

M&S Press Release.

      M&S looks East for new wine inspiration Inspired by the current trend for Eastern Mediterranean food, Marks & Spencer is introducing 15 wines from … Continue reading

May 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mosel bridge work halted

Construction on the controversial Mosel bridge has been stopped due to missing or faulty documentation or calculations, according to reports. Computer-generated image of the bridge Witnesses say equipment has been … Continue reading

May 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

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