Two wonderfully contrasting Verdicchios and a 4th July Californian blockbuster this week!

One of the most impressive labels and flavours of the year in my 4th July wine plus two wonderfully contrasting Verdicchios. 2016 Dueling Pistols, Zinfandel / Syrah, Dry Creek Valley, California (£44.99, reduced to £40.49 each for a case of six, Handford Wines tel. 020 75898 6113 & www.handford.net).  My Independence Day nod goes to one of…

MoneyWeek Wine Club - July 2020

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces Six Summer Beauties from Handford Wines (t) 020 7589 6113 (w) www.handford.net (e) wine@handford.net www.moneyweekwineclub.com/july  A mixed case of 12 bottles (2 of each of the wines) is a bargain-priced £160.00 James Handford MW doesn’t mince his words.  I gave him a ring and said that I needed six terrific…

2016 Quinta da Romaneira, Reserva, Douro, Portugal

It has been a long wait for the guardians of the Douro Valley to make truly awesome red wines.  While Port is, rightly, the focus for this historic wine region the famous houses have all been trying to crack the red wine code for a good many years.  Prats and Symington (the amalgamation of Bordeaux maven Bruno Prats and the Symington family, owners…
Matthew Jukes - Wine Notes

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 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 of award-winning…

Vineyard - June 2020 - Sustainability is Vital

Vineyard - June 2020 Sustainability is Vital www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk If you said, ‘name two sustainable wineries’ to me, my knee jerk response would be Ancre Hill and Forty Hall.   Sustainability is now so vital to us and our planet that its message ought to be woven into every single business alive, but it is not.  It is a real pain the…