The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

The Truth About Tannins

An important component of red wines, they can be plush and pleasurable or mouth-scrapingly awful. Why? At a party recently, I watched as John bet Chris that he couldn’t manage … Continue reading

February 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

What Rising Temperatures May Mean for World’s Wine Industry

Warming temperatures associated with climate change are already affecting vineyards from France to Chile, often in beneficial ways. But as the world continues to warm, some traditional winemaking regions are … Continue reading

December 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Discovering Alsace Wines with Joanna Simon : Pinot Blanc and Riesling (Episode 2)

December 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Video: Discovering Alsace Wines with Joanna Simon : Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer (Episode 1)

December 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Decanter-Bond Street tasting 2011

Last week I received a rather curious gold envelope through the post. So a bit like Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, searching for his golden ticket, … Continue reading

November 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Magic is going back to school. Principles of Vinegrowing.  This coming Monday, yours truly will be going back to school. I’ve signed up to Plumpton College’s ‘The Principles of Vinegrowing’ course. So what does this entail? The course … Continue reading

November 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

Plumpton College. 2011-12 Wine Courses

Download brochure (.pdf 3mb) Are you considering a career as a Wine Producer? Former Students Plumpton College Estate wines featured in Eat Sussex magazine Projects from Wine Students Spring 2011 … Continue reading

September 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Wine & Food Pairing Quick Chart.

I found this little intro chart via 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

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