The Oenophiliac

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The Drinks Business – Greek grape takes root in Aussie soil


The native Greek grape Assyrtiko has been planted for the first time in Australia by Clare Valley’s Jim Barry Wines. (L-R) Sam Barry (commercial manager), Peter Barry (managing director), Tom Barry … Continue reading

September 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

EU fines Italy, Spain, Greece for illegal vine plantings


European Union officials have ordered Spain, Italy and Greece to repay millions of euros for illegally planting vines. Spain must hand back €131.3m (US$164m) of funding handed out by the … Continue reading

June 26, 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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