The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

Macedonia & Terroir


The Republic of Macedonia is a Former Yugoslavian country located in Southern Central Europe; with Bulgaria sitting to her right, Kosovo and Serbia tucked in up north, Albania to the … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Press Release: UK’s Hallowed Ground adds Barossa’s Teusner to portfolio


Hallowed Ground has recently acquired the distribution of boutique winery Teusner from the Barossa Valley, South Australia, adding to their already growing list of Antipodean boutique wineries. Launched in 2001 … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

Harpers: Wine Rack to unveil new look store concept on November 7 in West Byfleet


The new store concept for Wine Rack is to be officially unveiled on November 7 in West Byfleet, Surrey when owners, Conviviality Retail, open the doors to what it hopes … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Press Release: Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson MW launch latest World Atlas of Wine in New York with English Sparkling Wine


Ridgeview Bloomsbury 2010, a sparkling wine from the South Downs of England, was the choice for two of the world’s most respected authorities on wine, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Press Release: English Fizz Goes to Franciacorta


On 15th October, international sparkling wine and Champagne expert Tom Stevenson presented the first ever tutored tasting of 10 English Sparkling Wines to a packed audience of Franciacorta producers, Italian sommeliers and specialist wine press.  … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Harpers – Mike Matthews writes on why we should take a leap of faith into the unusual


I’m someone who searches for the unusual when it comes to wine. I like to champion those producers and countries that generally struggle to get a sniff when it comes … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Press Release: Bettane + Desseauve – 2nd Wine Experience London – Saatchi Gallery


 The second Bettane + Desseauve Wine Experience London will take place at the Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea on 25th and 26th of October 2013. This exclusive event is aimed at both professional and consumer wine … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Oenophiliac, the new name for Magics Wine Guide and Reviews for Newbies


After 2 and a half years of blogging, I have finally decided to do the one thing that has bugged me from day one….change my blogs name. The address will … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Yahoo.com – Mike Matthews; How can I save money buying wine?


This is my first blog piece written for Yahoo.com For contractual reasons I don’t believe I can put the full article on my own blog, but nothing to stop me from sharing the … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nicole Linares blogs: Meeting of the Wines


When I first began getting involved in my schools wine program, I began to hear of what was called, “The Villa.” I heard that one of our professors, Paul Rudolph, … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nicole Linares: German Whites & Pinots from Around the World. Plus, Who’s up for Wine Wars?


This past year, a very quirky and motley cru of friends began to gather and drink wine. We all had the same passion and appreciation for it, and we enjoyed … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Days 14 & 15


Day 14 – May 15th Today we visited Cune Winery. I have worked with the distributor of these wines and sold them in grocery stores, so these wines are close … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Day 13


Day 13 – May 14th Today we headed to one of my favorite wineries, Marques de Murrieta and Finca Ygay. It was a sprawling rustic but gorgeous property up on … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Days 11 & 12


Day 11 – May 12th Since today was a rest day, we woke up late and relaxed a little. It was Mother’s Day so I called home and spoke to … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · 4 Comments

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