Five supermarket wines this week - all classics.

Five ‘classics’ this week – all perfect examples of their famous, international styles of wine.  The recipes mentioned in the notes below are all found in Weekend Magazine today. 2019 Vinus by Paul Mas, Malbec du Languedoc, France (£8.25, reduced to £7.00 until 14th July, Morrisons).  It is such a joy to perfectly match a wine to a recipe,…

2018 Cordillera de los Andes, Chardonnay, Miguel Torres, Limarí Valley, Chile

There is a covert faction out there of determined and vehemently loyal palates with rather select desires.  This rogue, outlying army of olfactory specialists has a lifelong and fully-fledged passion for brazenly oaked Chardonnay.  Now don’t get me wrong, this is not the head-banging, death-metal, high octane, the marmalade-hued, vinous poison of…
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My interview on Chuck Cramer's 'On The Road' podcast

  My great friend Chuck Cramer, 'Mr Californian Wine', has launched a great, new weekly podcast entitled 'One The Road'.  This week, he kindly invited me to be his guest and we cover a wide range of wine topics as well as my Jukes Cordialities.  Here are a few links to the podcast.  It is also available on iTunes and Spotify, among o…

MoneyWeek Wine Club - July 2020

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces Six Summer Beauties from Handford Wines (t) 020 7589 6113 (w) www.handford.net (e) wine@handford.net www.moneyweekwineclub.com/july  A mixed case of 12 bottles (2 of each of the wines) is a bargain-priced £160.00 James Handford MW doesn’t mince his words.  I gave him a ring and said that I needed six terrific…
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FOOD & WINE MATCHING - everything you ever needed to know about this mysterious art

FOOD & WINE I have written about food and wine-matching for over twenty years.  Thirteen of my fourteen wine books have featured comprehensive food and wine-matching chapters and I have written over 1000 columns in the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine along this theme as well.  For more than 26 years, I wrote the wine lists for a handful of award-winning…