The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

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

Mike Matthews: Behind the scenes at “Braaiday” at High Timber


High Timber in London, a South African based restaurant with a wine cellar containing 40,000 bottles for your pleasure, played host to a motley crew of wine writers and blogger’s … Continue reading

July 26, 2012 · 3 Comments

Napa tasting highlights whites


Chenin Blanc and Albariño came out top in a tasting of Napa Valley whites made from grapes other than Chardonnay and Sauvignon. In the US, Chardonnay outsells all other wines, … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Smaller New Zealand harvest could spell end of deep discounts


New Zealand Winegrowers is “relaxed” about an 18% fall in the harvest  this year – the body had anticipated the crop to fall by up to 25%. David Cox, European … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Wine Tasting 101: Even Sommeliers Started Off Clueless


Wine is a tough nut to crack for some, but it shouldn’t be restricted to elitist pontificating and ridiculous descriptions of flavour. There is no leather in your wine, just … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

Oak experiments yield mixed results.


UK wine professionals were guinea pigs at a seminar yesterday as they tasted the results of Taransaud prototypes and product developments. Taransaud’s new Ovum egg-shaped wooden fermentation vessel Among the … Continue reading

April 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Touraine ready to unveil new sub-regions


Two newly defined Loire sub-regions of AOC Touraine are due to be released onto the market from 1 May 2012. Touraine Oisly and Touraine Chenonceaux represent the culmination of over … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

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