2018 Whispering Angel, Sacha Lichine, Caves d’Esclans, Côtes de Provence, France

I have written up every single vintage of this game-changing rosé, and two years ago I featured the 2016 vintage on this very page, announcing an ‘en primeur’ opportunity to secure your stock before it arrived in the UK.  This method of ordering is particularly important for those of you who adore large formats.  As […]
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Matthew Jukes Report - 100 Best Australian Wines 2018-19

100 Best Australian Wines UK Roadshow 2018/19 - The Wines, The Dates & The Contact Details

100 Best Australian Wines UK Roadshow 2018/19 - The Wines, The Dates & The Contact Details I am thrilled to announce that the 100 Best Australian Wines Roadshow 2018/19 is underway and here are the dates for my tour!  You will see that there are some familiar names and some brand new host merchants involved, too.  It is without a doubt the most…

Vineyard - December 2018 - Crystal Ball Wines

Vineyard – December 2018 Crystal Ball Wines www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk I have enlisted the help of a trio of the most talented independent wine merchants in our land this month to come up with a few informed ideas for 2019.  While buffing our collective crystal balls it turns out that a few simple questions ended up opening […]
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Six great wines including two stunning Grillos - one in a wine box!

Two Grillos this week and one in a box – who’d have thought it? 2017 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, Sur Lie, Chateau de Cléray, Haute Culture, Loire, France (£11.95, www.fromvineyardsdirect.com).  I am such a fan of Muscadet – the classic French white wine for seafood and crustacea.  This is a top class version with layers […]
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