The Oenophiliac

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Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Days 9 & 10


Day 9 – May 10th Today we went to see the research winery/center for the University. It is an amazing structure, very modern and new. I was really impressed with … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Day 8


Day 8 – May 9th When I woke up this morning ready to go, I didn’t know that today would be the day that I would meet my favorite rose … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · 5 Comments

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Days 6 & 7


Day 6 – May 7th Today we headed out to explore the monasteries of Yuso & Suso. Suso, meaning “upper,” and Yuso, meaning “lower.” We visited Suso first, up in … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Day 5


Day 5 – May 6th Today is a very exciting day for me because up until now, from our tastings, Marques de Riscal has been one of my favorite wines … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 6 Comments

Press Release: English Wine Festival Founder to Arrive at Show, Bond Style!


The founder of the country’s longest running English wine festival, and former owner of the English Wine Centre, is set to pay a flying visit to East Sussex to avoid … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Days 3 & 4


Day 3-May 4th Today we headed out to the town of Santo Domingo de Calzada, a town much larger than ours and much more lively. The center focus of this … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · 4 Comments

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Day 2.


Day 2-May 3rd After a long bus ride from the airport we arrived at the Palacio Manso de Zuniga in the tiny town of Canillas del Rio Tuerto. This town … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · 4 Comments

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Day 1


Nicole Linares is a student at the Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality, USA, an active member of her schools Wine Academy and budding wine writer. Over the next two weeks … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Press Release: Wines from all sectors of the UK wine industry are crowned winners in national competition


The results of this year’s UK annual competition – The English & Welsh Wine of the Year Competition – have unveiled award winners from a wide range of producers from … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Press Release: Bordeaux International Wine Institute launches wine tasting course‏


The Bordeaux International Wine Institute (INSEEC Group) launches iWine June 2013 The Bordeaux International Wine Institute launches iWine – a comprehensive wine tasting course accessible to students and professionals of all … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Napa Valley at The Palm, London.


What is it about Napa Valley wines that drew luminaries from all forms of the wine trade to descend upon London’s The Palm Restaurant recently? Ignoring all major wine shows … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Harpers – Mike Matthews on Stevens Garnier’s Portuguese portfolio


Portuguese wines are good, fact! I’m not entirely sure why I tend to ignore them at trade events. My eyes were first opened up to the greater possibilities of Portugal‘s … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

Press Release: Canadian wineries return to the UK for trade and press tasting


Canadian wineries from Wine Country Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia will return to the UK for a trade and press tasting at Canada House, Trafalgar Square on Thursday 16th May. The … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Press Release: Claude Giraud asks Winemakers and Champagne Houses to take action


Champagne Henri Giraud presented today the results of a quarter of century of research on the winemaking of fine wines in oak barrels. With nearly 200 guests from 16 countries, Claude Giraud held an … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

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