The Oenophiliac

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Press Release – Plaimont Producteurs unveil the first bottles of the “Vignes Préphylloxériques” cuvée 2011 at Paris launch


Plaimont Producteurs launched its exclusive cuvée “Vignes Préphylloxériques” 2011 (AOP Saint-Mont)on Wednesday 7th November 2012 in Paris. Journalists from France, Germany and the UK attended the event with Plaimont representatives Joël Boueilh … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Press Release – Champagne Jacquart winemaker Floriane Eznack quietly confident about the 2012 vintage despite weather difficulties earlier in the year


Despite well-reported difficulties in the Champagne region throughout the early part of 2012, a sunny start in September has provided an ideal ripening period and boost to the vintage says … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Decanter – Small harvests expected across Europe as California eyes price rises


Wine producers across the northern hemisphere are beginning their grape harvest, with many expecting a much smaller crop, and some seeking comfort in optimistic predictions of quality. Dolcetto harvest: ‘jeopardised’ … Continue reading

September 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Decanter – Wine grape ‘bible’ poised for publication


A 1,200-page guide to the world’s wine grape varieties, billed as the most comprehensive ever published and co-authored by Jancis Robinson MW, is published this autumn. The heavyweight tome, Wine Grapes, … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

English wine harvest ‘not looking good’, say winemakers


As England continues to suffer the wettest early summer since records began, winemakers are beginning to wonder if they are going to have any grapes to harvest at all. England: … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

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