2018 Castlewood, Devon Minnow, Block HH Clone Gf1 Bacchus, Devon

First the fantasy and then the reality.  Castlewood specialises in sparkling wines, but they took the decision to plant some Bacchus in 2016 and so this wine is their very first release.  The inspiration and the name (a Devon Minnow is a famous 200-year-old spinning lure) for this wine came from fishing companions Robin Hutson, the visionary hotelier,…

MoneyWeek Wine Club - August 2020

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces Six Summer Beauties from Lea & Sandeman (t) 020 7244 0522 (w) www.leaandsandeman.co.uk (e) chelsea@leaandsandeman.co.uk www.moneyweekwineclub.com/august  A mixed case of 12 bottles (2 of each of the wines) is a bargain-priced £200 (saving a huge £33.60) Every one of the six wines below is a sensational example…
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…

A white wine, sub-tenner, lockout today!

A white wine lockout today because I am certain that the sun will shine (considering I wrote this three weeks ago, I am delighted today's weather map backs me up on this statement).  The 'Holiday Favourites' recipes mentioned below are featured in Weekend Magazine today. 2018 Chablis, Cellier de la Sablière, Louis Jadot, Burgundy, France (£10.99,…

Vineyard - July 2020 - Still Improving

Vineyard - July 2020 Still Improving www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk  I drink an awful lot more still wine than I do sparkling.  I have never really considered what the ratio is exactly, but if I opened more than one bottle of fizz per fortnight I would be surprised.  I don’t think that this is unusual either.  With our homegrown industry focussing…