2021 Domaine de l’Ile Blanc, Porquerolles, Côtes de Provence, France

It is like groundhog day at Jukes Towers this week. Every year, around this time, I taste a vast range of top-end French rosés, and because there are so many, I publish them on my website, free to view for all. Among this pink avalanche of flavours, Domaine de l’Ile stands out - perhaps it is because it hails from a tiny island off the coast of Provence,…
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The Jukes Sparkling Collection – is now launched.

The Jukes Sparkling Collection - the ultimate Ready to Pour Alcohol-Free Drinks Find out more about and purchase our very latest creations here - Jukes Sparkling Collection.

Vineyard Magazine – August 2022 – Stick to your Guns

Vineyard August 2022 Stick to your Guns www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk It’s always nice to hear from readers and moments after my column was published last month, my Twitter feed sputtered into life and then within the hour, an email landed in my inbox.  It turns out that there is an English wine with ‘White from White’ written proudly on its…
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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-five 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…

2018 Niepoort, Vertente, Douro, Portugal

It has been stiflingly hot at times this year, and while many people reach for chilled whites and rosés, we drink as many chilled reds as we do other styles.  The rules are simple when chilling red wine.  Seek out youthful bottles that are fruit-forward in flavour with little noticeable oak or tannin.  That is all you need to know.  I have two…