Matthew Jukes has worked in the UK wine business for well over three decades. With experience in all sectors of the industry he has been writing about wine for over twenty years and during this time has penned fourteen wine books. He now concentrates on four comprehensive annual Reports which are published on this website.
The Burgundy En Primeur Report is published in early January. The Bordeaux En Primeur Report is published in April and the 100 Best Australian Wines Report is usually published in May, and this initiative is entering its seventeenth year. The Piemonte Report is published in the Spring. One of the world’s leading experts on Australian wine, each year he takes a selection of 100 Best Australian Wines on a Roadshow around the UK and also to China and Australia. He also runs an annual competition in Australia to find ‘The Great Australian Red’. Created with Brisbane-based wine writer Tyson Stelzer, this tasting sets out to determine the best Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz wines in the country, which Matthew describes as ‘the blend that defines Australia’. This initiative was started in 2006 and Matthew and Tyson have hosted TGAR showcase events in London, New York, Melbourne and Sydney in order to spread the word about this iconic red wine style.
Matthew regularly lectures, judges, speaks at wine conferences and runs masterclass tastings for both corporate and private clients all over the world. Matthew is also the creator of his ground-breaking initiative, One Day Wine School. This indulgent day of tasting and learning was first performed in 2006.
Matthew has written a highly acclaimed, weekly article for MoneyWeek since 2006 and also a weekly column for the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine since 1999. With over 9 million Daily Mail readers a week, Matthew has the most keenly followed wine column in the UK.
Matthew was made Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK at the 2012 Australia Day Foundation Gala dinner. He joins an eminent list of previously appointed Honorary Australians, including Lord Carrington, Sir Robert Wilson, Baroness Greenfield and Sir David Attenborough.
Matthew’s thoughts, recommendations and tastings notes are followed very closely by the wine world at large.