Matthew Jukes - Wine Notes

Tyson Stelzer presents Taste Champagne 2019 on 12th June in London

Tyson Stelzer presents Taste Champagne 2019 Showcasing 211 cuvées from 46 houses My great friend and collaborator on The Great Australian Red, Tyson Stelzer, is delighted to invite you to Taste Champagne. Over the past six years, Taste Champagne has exploded into the biggest champagne showcase in the new world. He is thrilled to announce […]
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Easter is here, so I have two lamb wines, an egg wine, a silky white and a pair of sparklers!

I have a top-flight selection of wines suited to the Easter weekend.  I hope that you have a lovely, long weekend. 2016 Crémant de Jura, France (£8.29, Aldi).  This sparkling wine is a rare moment of joy in a largely dreary Aldi portfolio and it has appeared on this page many time thank to its […]
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2018 Kottabos, Grenache / Syrah, Boschkloof, South Africa

I have not come across the wines from Kottabos before and, at a massive tasting with hundreds of wines on the go, it was the striking labels which drew me to them.  Was this red and its white sibling, 2018 Kottabos Chenin Blanc (£22.50), yet another suite of wines which favour design over substance?  Not […]
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The Great Australian Red Dinner - 11th June 2019 at M Victoria, London SW1

Announcing – The Great Australian Red Dinner M Victoria Zig Zag Building, 74 Victoria St, London SW1E 6SQ Tuesday 11th June 2019 18.30 – 22.00 £120 per head – four-course dinner and accompanying award-winning TGAR wines click for tickets here – The Great Australian Red Dinner at M Restaurant   Tyson Stelzer and Matthew Jukes […]
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Legendary wineries rub shoulders with surprisingly inexpensive finds this week.

Legendary wineries rub shoulders with surprisingly inexpensive finds this week. 2018 Pique Roque Rosé, Côtes de Provence, France (£12.45, reduced to £11.00 each by the case, Haynes, Hanson & Clark tel. 020 584 7927 & www.hhandc.co.uk).  I was lucky to see a very early sample of this wine and it is amazing.  Also available in […]
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