The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

Press Statement – Wine Industry Committed to Ethical Trade

At a special meeting of  the Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association’s  (WIETA)  board convened against the backdrop of the protest action, its members issued a statement supporting the right … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

Harpers Indie blog: Mike Matthews on uniformity among suppliers

Independent wine retailers, like all other businesses, need to keep a close eye on the paperwork. A missed invoice here, a final demand there won’t keep you trading for long. … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Is California Facing a Grape Shortage?

Grape prices are going up, but consumers have grown accustomed to bargains California’s grapegrowers finally have something to cheer about—grape prices are going up. But does that mean higher prices … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Moet embarks on major expansion

Moet & Chandon is undertaking a major expansion of its production facilities, in anticipation of rising global demand for Champagne. // Moët: ‘anticipate capacity’ The company has been focusing on … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Negociants UK to sell direct to independents

Yalumba owned, Negociants UK is to begin selling its wines direct to independent merchants and restaurants. It has added wines from Barossa Valley’s and Brokenwood from the Hunter Valley, as … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

English Wine Producers announces summer trade activities

English Wine Producers (EWP), has announced two key activities this year to help the trade work more closely with the industry during the Queen’s Jubilee and London Olympics. The Annual English Wine … Continue reading

March 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

François Lurton Sells His Portuguese Wineries

Global vintner bids farewell to the Douro Valley because of tough local economy  French vintner François Lurton has sold his ownership stake in his two high-quality Portuguese estates, Quinta do … Continue reading

March 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Competition. UKVINE – UK Wine Label of the Year 2012. Do you think your wine label designs stand head and shoulders above the competition?  On the first anniversary of the launch of, the website’s founders James Graham and … Continue reading

March 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

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