The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

The Hidden Wonders of the Vranec Grape


Unlike most modern day wine countries, the Republic of Macedonia prides itself on focusing on its indigenous varietals, whilst also producing the widely-recognised international grape varieties; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc , … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · 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

Mike Matthews: Croatian wine in a day at Delfina, London


Croatia is an area that has caused one or two murmurings recently. For me it’s a bit of an unknown quantity. So what better way to bring myself up to … Continue reading

September 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

My take on LIWF 2012 – Harpers Blog


LIWF 2012 Review Harpers Wine & Spirit Trades Review – Blog  So as the dust settles on another year at London’s premier wine show I ask myself, what did I … Continue reading

June 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

LIWF 2012 – Day 3


Day 3 has been and gone. No seminars today. More about finding the more obscure wines. We all know the usual suspects, France, Spain, Italy, Australia, California. I have absolutely … Continue reading

May 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

M&S Press Release.


      M&S looks East for new wine inspiration Inspired by the current trend for Eastern Mediterranean food, Marks & Spencer is introducing 15 wines from … Continue reading

May 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

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