The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Days 9 & 10


Day 9 – May 10th Today we went to see the research winery/center for the University. It is an amazing structure, very modern and new. I was really impressed with … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Day 8


Day 8 – May 9th When I woke up this morning ready to go, I didn’t know that today would be the day that I would meet my favorite rose … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · 5 Comments

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Day 5


Day 5 – May 6th Today is a very exciting day for me because up until now, from our tastings, Marques de Riscal has been one of my favorite wines … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 6 Comments

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Days 3 & 4


Day 3-May 4th Today we headed out to the town of Santo Domingo de Calzada, a town much larger than ours and much more lively. The center focus of this … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · 4 Comments

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Day 2.


Day 2-May 3rd After a long bus ride from the airport we arrived at the Palacio Manso de Zuniga in the tiny town of Canillas del Rio Tuerto. This town … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · 4 Comments

Press Release: Spain’s Tierra Hermosa to launch in Japan


Brit winemaker, Harry Hunt of Bodegas Tierra Hermosa, Andalucia – Spain, has announced today a new partnership deal with Japan’s leading specialist distributor of Spanish wines, Orchestra Co. Ltd. Based … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Harpers – Mike Matthews: on Hallowed Ground’s London portfolio tasting


Hidden in the basement of the Adam Street Private Members Club, Adam St, London, you’ll find ‘The Gallery,’ a corner enclave where UK boutique wine supplier Hallowed Ground hosted their … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Chocolate wine takes US and UK by storm


A chocolate infused wine called Chocolate Shop has surprised its creators with surging demand from a wide range of consumers in the US and UK. “We thought the market would … Continue reading

March 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

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