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…

100 Best Australian Wines 2020/21 Launch - postponed

Today was supposed to be the day.  Australia House's grand exhibition hall was booked months ago and invitations were printed, too, but this exciting day in my annual event calendar was never realistically going to happen as much as we have all willed this blasted pandemic to be on its way out of here.    Instead, the wines are biding their time,…

Vineyard - May 2020 - Looking North

Vineyard - May 2020 Looking North www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk I have never visited a vineyard north of London.  Having said this, I have never visited Argentina or Chile which people think very odd because I am a wine writer and I ought to have been everywhere.  Not so – I taste wine and write about taste.  I don’t write about travel.  In…

2018 Saint-Romain, Sous le Château, Domaine Henri & Gilles Buisson, Burgundy, France

My old pal Robin Davis, from Swig, told me he had found an absolute gem of a line-up from Burgundy and he asked me if I would like a look.  Of course, I replied, and not one, but five bottles appeared on my doorstep.  Three were 2018 Saint-Romains and two were Corton Grands Cru – I was rather overexcited just opening the box of bottles.  True to…