2018 Manar dos Seixas, Galician Roots, Gallina de Piel, Ribeiro, Spain

Made by El Bulli ex-sommelier David Seijas (for a detailed piece on David please see a previous Wednesday…
25th September 2020/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – September 2020

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces Six Stunning, Autumnal Wines
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23rd September 2020/by Matthew

2019 Brouilly, La Croix des Rameaux, Jean-Claude Lapalu, Beaujolais, France

The timing of this wine on this page is not an oversight.  I am aware that I reviewed a Côte de Brouilly…
18th September 2020/by Matthew

2018 Côte de Brouilly, Les Sept Vignes, Château Thivin, Beaujolais, France

In 1877 Zaccharie Geoffray bought Château Thivin and his family has run the property ever since.  This…
11th September 2020/by Matthew

2018 Paul Cluver, Chardonnay, Elgin, South Africa

It is shopping list time!  I have three beautiful wines this week and they are all perfectly priced…
4th September 2020/by Matthew

2017 Klein Constantia, Vin de Constance, South Africa

2017 Klein Constantia, Vin de Constance, South Africa – 50cl bottle

The world is awash with marketing…
28th August 2020/by Matthew

2019 Vermentino di Sardegna, Antonella Corda, Sardinia, Italy

Ten years ago, after finishing her masters in viticulture and winemaking at the prestigious Fondazione…
21st August 2020/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – August 2020

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces Six Summer Beauties
from Lea & Sandeman
(t) 020 7244 0522 (w)
19th August 2020/by Matthew

2007 Ayala, No.7 Brut, Champagne, France

I have a soft spot for Ayala.  Thirteen years ago, I visited the winery and asked them to keep back…
14th August 2020/by Matthew

2018 Castlewood, Devon Minnow, Block HH Clone Gf1 Bacchus, Devon

First the fantasy and then the reality.  Castlewood specialises in sparkling wines, but they took the…
7th August 2020/by Matthew

2018 Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia, Tuscany, Italy

Winemaker Olga Fusari managed to perform a perfect tightrope routine when she made this wonderful wine. …
31st July 2020/by Matthew

2019 Blackbook Winery, Controversy Pinot Meunier, Coombe Bottom Vineyard,  Sussex

I bump into winemaker Sergio Verrillo more often than any other winemaker in the world.  The reason…
24th July 2020/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – July 2020

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces Six Summer Beauties
Handford Wines
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22nd July 2020/by Matthew

2019 Le Sabbie dell’Etna, Etna Bianco, Firriato, Sicily, Italy

Etna wine is very much in vogue right now.  They are popping up everywhere and you inevitably have to…
17th July 2020/by Matthew

2018 Cordillera de los Andes, Chardonnay, Miguel Torres, Limarí Valley, Chile

There is a covert faction out there of determined and vehemently loyal palates with rather select desires. …
10th July 2020/by Matthew

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…
3rd July 2020/by Matthew

2019 Hamilton Russell Vineyards, Chardonnay, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, South Africa

In particularly challenging vintages there is an outside chance that a winery can make truly remarkable…
26th June 2020/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – June 2020

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces a stunning collection of six thrilling wines
Tanners Wine Merchants
24th June 2020/by Matthew

2018 Oxney Organic, Chardonnay, East Sussex, England – ahead of English Wine Week

Before I talk about my featured wine I must mention another Oxney wine which is sensational - 2016 Oxney…
19th June 2020/by Matthew

2017 Barbaresco, Bruno Rocca, Piemonte, Italy

I have recently published my 2020 Piemonte Report which features nearly 1400 tasting notes from the best…
12th June 2020/by Matthew

2015 Fox & Fox, Mayfield, Essence Pure Chardonnay Brut

I remember meeting Gerard Fox five or six years ago at a tasting I was hosting in the City. He mentioned…
5th June 2020/by Matthew

2018 Saint-Romain, Sous le Château, Domaine Henri & Gilles Buisson, Burgundy, France

My old pal Robin Davis, from Swig, told me he had found an absolute gem of a line-up from Burgundy and…
29th May 2020/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – May 2020

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces a stunning collection of wines from The Old Bridge Wine Shop
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27th May 2020/by Matthew

2015 Château Brisson, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux, France

Three bottles this week, all filled with the same wine.  It is very rare to find such a generous, ripe…
22nd May 2020/by Matthew