Some seriously impressive, sub-tenner wines this week to amaze your palate

Serious value this week in my amazing line-up of beauties. The recipes mentioned are taken from Weekend Magazine's Antonio Carluccio feature.2016 Mirabeau, Pure Rosé, Provence, France (£12.99, Waitrose).  Made from Grenache and Syrah, this is the finest Pure to date with its delicate, sophisticated palate and gentle red cherry tones.  With stunning…

2016 Bordeaux En Primeur Overview & a few wines for your wish lists!

2016 Bordeaux En Primeur Overview I have scored no less than 33 wines 19/20 and above in this vintage so it is clearly a landmark year and if you would like to download my full 27000-word Bordeaux En Primeur Report, it will be published on Saturday 22nd April.  Please see www.matthewjukes.com.  I sneaked into Bordeaux via the Billi terminal, which…

Great theme this week - wines for Bank Holiday breakfast recipes!

I can only match wines to the recipes I am given and the theme this week is wine with breakfast?  Perhaps with brunch or an early lunch would be a little more appropriate, anyway, here are some crackers.  All of the recipes mentioned appear in the Daily Mail's Weekend Magazine today.2016 Château Léoube, Rosé de Léoube, Côtes de Provence,…

2016 Saumur Champigny, Tradition, Domaine la Bonnelière, Loire, France

It is becoming increasingly difficult to find great wines around the tenner mark as our exorbitant Duty tariffs, VAT, punitive exchange rates and ever-growing pressure on retailers’ margins force prices higher and higher.  Thankfully, there are still a few styles of wine around the world which appear to be resistant to change and the red Loire category…