Vineyard - December 2018 - Crystal Ball Wines

Vineyard – December 2018 Crystal Ball Wines www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk I have enlisted the help of a trio of the most talented independent wine merchants in our land this month to come up with a few informed ideas for 2019.  While buffing our collective crystal balls it turns out that a few simple questions ended up opening […]
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Six great wines including two stunning Grillos - one in a wine box!

Two Grillos this week and one in a box – who’d have thought it? 2017 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, Sur Lie, Chateau de Cléray, Haute Culture, Loire, France (£11.95, www.fromvineyardsdirect.com).  I am such a fan of Muscadet – the classic French white wine for seafood and crustacea.  This is a top class version with layers […]
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2015 Rosso di Montalcino, Vigneto Gauggiole, Castiglion del Bosco, Tuscany, Italy

I have to cast my mind back to last June and a dinner hosted by Massimo Ferragamo to recommend this wine.  It was, curiously, a golf dinner to which I was invited by a golfing friend.  It turns out that Castiglion del Bosco is not only a brilliant winery, but it is also an epic […]
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2017 Matthew Jukes Burgundy En Primeur Report Final Day - 10th January 2019

2017 Matthew Jukes Burgundy En Primeur Report (All four days of my daily Reports have been combined to make this complete Report) This is the second year in which I have published my Burgundy En Primeur Report in a series of daily posts as opposed to one piece of work.  My old Report format required […]
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