Fascinating and unusual flavours to woo your senses including an Aglianico, a Carmenère and a Marsanne

I have some fascinating and unusual flavours this week to woo your senses.  The recipes mentioned are featured in Weekend Magazine today and they are taken from a book called Tin Can Magic by Jessica Elliott Dennison.  2018 Tesco finest* Peumo Carmenère, Cachapoal Valley, Chile (£9.00).  I often find myself liking rather than loving the Carmenère…

MoneyWeek Wine Club - June 2020

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces a stunning collection of six thrilling wines from Tanners Wine Merchants (t) 01743 234455 (w) www.tanners-wines.co.uk (e) sales@tanners-wines.co.uk  www.moneyweekwineclub.com/june A mixed case of 12 bottles (2 of each of the wine) is a bargain-priced £162.50 (saving £8.60)  To attempt to lighten the collective…

2015 Fox & Fox, Mayfield, Essence Pure Chardonnay Brut

I remember meeting Gerard Fox five or six years ago at a tasting I was hosting in the City. He mentioned that he and his wife Jonica had eased their way into the wine game, back in 2004, by planting some vines, and that they were pretty happy with their early releases. I tasted their 2011 Mayfield, Essence Blanc de Blancs back in 2016 and also their…
Matthew Jukes - Wine Notes

My thoughts, so far, on the 2019 Bordeaux En Primeur Campaign

My thoughts, so far, on the 2019 Bordeaux En Primeur Campaign Coronavirus has hit the world in an indiscriminate and deadly manner and while I am certain that wine is not at the top of everyone's list of concerns, for us, in the wine trade, it is extraordinary to say the least, that we have experienced a year without a Bordeaux En Primeur tasting…
Matthew Jukes - Wine Notes

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…