The Oenophiliac

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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

Mike Matthews – Third Wines of Chile Independent Wine Merchant Awards Winners Announced


Wines of Chile announced today the winners of the third Independent Wine Merchant Awards. Participating merchants were asked to promote Chilean wines during the month of September using their creativity … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

Toni ‘The Doc’ Cascio – Reviews Honora Vera Garnacha 2010


 Honora Vera Garnacha  Calatayud – Spain 2010 Before I knew anything about wine, I used to pick wine by the label. I shouldnote that I didn’t actually read the label … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

Sparkling sales to overtake Champagne


The UK will apparently spend some £690 million on Champagne this year, down from £1bn in 2007, while sales of sparkling wine will hit £720m – up from £465m over … Continue reading

July 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

WSET rolls out English wine tasting for consumers


The WSET is launching an English wine-tasting club, the Pursuit of English Excellence, for consumers interested in finding out more about the category. The move comes on the back of rising popularity of … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

US BECOMES THE WORLD’S LEADING STILL LIGHT WINE MARKET


The US overtook Italy in 2011 to become the largest single still light wine market, according to the IWSR. Still light wine sales in the US reached 300.6m cases in … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

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