Vineyard Magazine – October 2022 – Meunier aka The Secret Weapon

Vineyard October 2022 Meunier aka The Secret Weapon www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk  The WineGB tasting in early September was by far and away the finest line-up of English and Welsh wines our country has ever seen.  I tasted 218 wines from no less than 54 wineries, and, aside from requiring a new set of gums by the end of the day, it was a roller-coaster…

2021 Kumeu River, Hunting Hill Chardonnay, Kumeu, New Zealand

Winemaker Michael Brajkovich celebrated his fortieth vintage in 2021, and his brother, Paul, flew over to London to present their suite of brand new 2021 releases.  Renowned for making some of the most exquisite Chardonnays in the Southern Hemisphere, the range of wines from the inexpensive, everyday drinker ‘Village Chardonnay’ to the very-special-occasion,…
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The Piemonte Report 2022 – now published & free to download for Members

I am delighted to announce the publication of my 2022 Piemonte Report on matthewjukes.com.  If you are not already a Member, please join now!  This is the eighth and largest initiative I have ever published, whether in book format or online, and I hope that it enlightens Piemonte lovers like never before. With 129 estates featured and over…
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The Jukes Sparkling Collection – is now launched.

The Jukes Sparkling Collection - the ultimate Ready to Pour Alcohol-Free Drinks Find out more about and purchase our very latest creations here - Jukes Sparkling Collection.

9diDANTE, Purgatorio, Vermouth di Torino Superiore, Italy

No, I have not decided to broaden my repertoire from wine scribe to ‘general drinks connoisseur’.  That will never happen, but for one week only, I have decided to alert you to a spirit that recently blew my mind, and the wine link is immutable.  Allow me to set the scene.  I was dining at an incredible restaurant in Geneva - Le Restaurant du…