The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

AIV Debate: Can biodynamic unlock ‘noble’ wines?

Greater respect for the soil is key to producing wines that accurately express terroir and may be considered ‘noble’, a meeting of the Academie du Vin has been told. Paul … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bordeaux to offer training course for sommeliers

The Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce chose Hong Kong to launch its first training academy for sommeliers last month. Unveiled at Vinexpo Asia-Pacific on 29 May was Worldsom, a new organisation … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

How To Overcome Your Wine Ignorance – My post in today’s Sabotage Times 10/6/12

Do you know you’re Chardonnays from Chenin Blancs? Or what gives a wine it’s colour? Find out everything you ever wanted to know about wine below. What is it about … Continue reading

June 10, 2012 · 2 Comments

Boost for English wine around Jubilee

UK wine producers benefited from the Jubilee celebrations and a high-profile media presence, by seeing a record average 80%-plus increase in sales. Mardi Roberts, sales and marketing manager of Ridgeview … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Accolade Wines acquires Geyser Peak

Accolade Wines has acquired¬†Californian brand Geyser Peak, as well as stablemates Atlas Peak and XYZin, from Ascentia Wine Estates, with the aim of spearheading growth in the US. Chief executive … Continue reading

June 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Boudriottes 2008 Fontaine-Gagnard

Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Boudriottes 2008 Fontaine Gagnard Burgundy – France Grape Variety – Chardonnay ABV – ? I haven’t written a review for a while but having popped into … Continue reading

June 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

My take on LIWF 2012 – Harpers Blog

LIWF 2012 Review Harpers Wine & Spirit Trades Review – Blog¬† So as the dust settles on another year at London’s premier wine show I ask myself, what did I … Continue reading

June 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

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