2002 Lanson, Noble Cuvée, Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France

I always endeavour to taste wine with an open mind.  ‘Taste the wine, not the label’, is advice I give to every young member of the wine trade I meet, having been told it myself 32 years ago when I started working in this fascinating business.  It has served me well.  I find gems all […]
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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…

Five amazing wines this week to go with Alex Hollywood's delicious recipes

I love this week’s wines because they are all so evocative, aromatic and juicy.  The recipes mentioned come from ‘Cooking Tonight ‘ by Alex Hollywood which is featured in Weekend Magazine today. 2018 Hancock & Hancock, Fiano, McLaren Vale, South Australia (£12.49, www.leamingtonwine.com; £13.50, www.kingsgatewineswinchester.co.uk; £13.49, www.thevineyardwineshop.co.uk; £14.99, www.gwinllynwines.co.uk; £14.99, www.bansteadvintners.co.uk).  The Fiano grape hails […]
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2017 Wiltinger, Riesling Trocken, Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt, Saar, Germany

This is a column about magic.  Not the David Copperfield or Penn & Teller style of magic, but real magic.   Not sleight of hand, not camera tricks, not misdirection nor illusionism – real magic you can touch and indeed taste.  The 2017 Rieslings from von Kesselstatt are true vinous magic and I have no less […]
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