The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

Nicole Linares blogs: Meeting of the Wines


When I first began getting involved in my schools wine program, I began to hear of what was called, “The Villa.” I heard that one of our professors, Paul Rudolph, … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Studied Take on Pairings – Sommelier Levi Dalton


New York sommelier Levi Dalton talks sushi, tasting menus and orange wine Sommelier Levi Dalton says working at Masa, a Japanese restaurant in New York, changed his view of pairings. … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bernard Magrez buys three Bordeaux estates


Bernard Magrez, owner of Chateau Pape Clement and Chateau La Tour Carnet, has extended his portfolio of estates with the addition of three new Bordeaux names. Bernard Magrez: 40 properties … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bordeaux 2011: Whites set to shine as campaign gets underway


En Primeur week began yesterday in brilliant sunshine and broad optimism on the part of producers – especially when it comes to the white wines. Bordeaux 2011: Domaine de Chevalier … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bordeaux 2011: Merlot succeeds in ‘unpredictable’ year


The first London tasting of 2011 right bank wines has confirmed oenologist Denis Dubourdieu’s comments that the vintage is as varied as the bizarre weather patterns that produced it. St … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

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