The Oenophiliac

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Harpers – Mike Matthews on Stevens Garnier’s Portuguese portfolio


Portuguese wines are good, fact! I’m not entirely sure why I tend to ignore them at trade events. My eyes were first opened up to the greater possibilities of Portugal‘s … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

Harpers – Mike Matthews finds lots for independents at Jascots February trade tasting


In a time when wallets are leaner than beef in a Findus Lasagne, the everyday consumer is always on the lookout for the next best deal. Wine companies have the … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mike Matthews – Harpers Newsletter Jan 11th 2013 including ME!!


Welcome to the Harpers newsletter Laura  January 11, 2013 News headlinesBurgundy En Primeur 2011 Tasting Reviews:  To help you keep on top of the large number of Burgundy tastings this … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Harpers – Mike Matthews on the quality of Edinburgh’s wine merchants


You’re in the Scottish capital and you’re looking for a decent bottle of wine, where do you go? It would be easy to think of Scotland’s drinking habits, based on … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

Harpers – Mike Matthews looks at new styles emerging from New Zealand at its New Release trade tasting


Albariño and Arneis may not be synonymous with New Zealand; it’s a far cry from the usual fare we are used to. Add in Grüner Veltliner, Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Sauvignon … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

Magics Wine Guide & Reviews for Newbies. 1st Birthday.


 Today Magics Wine Guide & Reviews for Newbies celebrates its 1st birthday. A year ago a friend of mine suggested I start a wine blog. She suggested that I could, … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · 8 Comments

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