Matthew Jukes - Wine Notes

The incredible 2019 releases from Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné

The incredible 2019 releases from Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné First published 24th February, updated with guide pricing and merchants on 1st March 2021 I was fortunate to taste the new 2019 Jaboulet releases with owner/viticultrice Caroline Frey (over Zoom).  Here are my notes on this extraordinary collection of wines.  Please do look back…

Some unexpected bargains this week with a few weird and wonderful grapes, too!

Some unexpected bargains this week with a few weird and wonderful grapes, too! The recipes mentioned in the copy below come from The Batch Lady Cookbook by Suzanne Mulholland which is serialised in Weekend Magazine today. 2018 Brio, Castello Romitorio, Tuscany, Italy (£16.90, www.theatreofwine.com).  This thrilling red wine comes from the heart…

2019 Château de Bousval, Gouttes d’O Chardonnay, Bousval, Jardins de Wallonie, Belgium

Early one evening, just before Christmas, the doorbell rang and a voice shouted out ‘wine delivery’.  This is nothing new – it happens ten times a day, but I thought I recognised the voice.  The cycle courier turned out to be none other than Jim Eustace, MD and fine wine guru at Haynes Hanson & Clark.  Soaking wet, but grinning from ear…

MoneyWeek Wine Club – February 2021

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces Six Stunning Winter Wines from Yapp (t) 01747 860423 (w) www.yapp.co.uk  www.moneyweekwineclub.com/february A mixed case of 12 bottles (2 of each of the wines) is a bargain-priced £172.00 (saving £12.00) Such are the lead times involved and also the challenging logistics behind the MWWC selections I am writing…

Vineyard Magazine – March 2021 – Pinot Noir

Vineyard March 2021 Pinot Noir – the cornerstone of our vinous empire www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk Is Pinot Noir the most talented red grape variety on the planet?  I certainly believe so.  It makes celestial red wines, albeit in frustratingly few wine regions on earth and these bottles invariably cost a bomb.  It also makes epic sparkling wines,…