2018 Danbury Ridge, Chardonnay, Essex, England

Every so often a set of wines comes along that changes the paradigm.  These moments are usually unexpected,…
30th July 2021/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – July 2021

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces Six Stunning Summer Wines
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28th July 2021/by Matthew

2018 Close Encounters, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Famille Perrin, Southern Rhône, France

This wine is absolutely delicious, it is only £20, it is a Châteauneuf-du-Pape made by the Perrin family,…
23rd July 2021/by Matthew

2018 Wynns Coonawarra Estate, Limited Release John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, South Australia

I have just tasted the most incredible Wynns Cabernet Sauvignon I can remember.  This is a fairly heavy…
16th July 2021/by Matthew

2016 San Leonardo, Trentino, Italy

When we were allowed to venture back into restaurants, in May, the very first dinner I attended was at…
9th July 2021/by Matthew

2019 Donna Elvira, Fink Fiano di Avellino, Campania, Italy

Wine samples arrive thick and fast every day and they usually come from importers, distributors, wineries…
2nd July 2021/by Matthew

2018 Susana Balbo, Brioso Single Vineyard, Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina

It’s strange how I usually prefer the entry red level wines from the top Argentinian wineries to their…
25th June 2021/by Matthew

2016 Yalumba, The Caley, Coonawarra & Barossa, Cabernet & Shiraz, South Australia

I am so passionate about the blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz that, back in 2006, I started an…
18th June 2021/by Matthew

2019 Quinta do Romeu, Westerlies, Douro, Portugal

Xisto Wines is run by Anton Mann and Lela McTernan and they import wine from Portugal under sail.  Working…
11th June 2021/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – June 2021

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces Six Summer Beauties
from Lea & Sandeman
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9th June 2021/by Matthew

2019 Stonier, Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

I am crossing my fingers that this new 2019 vintage arrives in time for the publication of this article! …
4th June 2021/by Matthew

2020 Bob Short for Kate, Sauvignon Blanc, Glover Family Vineyards, Marlborough, New Zealand

Winemaker Ben Glover’s sister Kate passed away, after a long battle with cancer, in 2018, and this…
28th May 2021/by Matthew

2018 Hedges Family Estate, CMS Red, Washington State, USA

I was delighted to be invited to attend a Washington State Zoom masterclass a couple of weeks ago and,…
21st May 2021/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – May 2021

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces a Summer Selection
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14th May 2021/by Matthew

2015 Birba, La Gerla, Tuscany, Italy

2015 Birba, La Gerla, Tuscany, Italy (£23.68,  There is a chap called Robbie Toothill…
14th May 2021/by Matthew

2014 Clos Sainte Anne, Côtes de Bordeaux, France

I am writing this column surrounded by sample bottles from the finest Bordeaux Châteaux – Mouton Rothschild…
7th May 2021/by Matthew

2019 Benedict White, Dveri Pax, Slovenia

The Wine Society sent over a case of tasting samples the other day entitled, ‘Alpine Wines’.  I…
30th April 2021/by Matthew

2013 Castelnau de Suduiraut, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

One of the first truly fine wines that I ever tasted, back in 1987, was 1983 Château Suduiraut and one…
23rd April 2021/by Matthew

2019 Howard’s Folly, Sonhador Branco, Alentejo, Portugal

The Howard in question is Howard Bilton, an ebullient Yorkshireman with a deep love of great wine and…
16th April 2021/by Matthew

2019 Château Climens, Asphodèle, Grand Vin Blanc Sec, Bordeaux, France

Climens owner Bérénice Lurton chanced upon Sancerre guru Pascal Jolivet when they both happened to…
9th April 2021/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – April 2021

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces Six Beautiful Spring Wines
Haynes Hanson & Clark
(t) 020…
7th April 2021/by Matthew

2017 Reyneke Organic, Cornerstone, Polkadraai Hills, Stellenbosch, South Africa

I remember the first time I met Johan Reyneke, nearly twenty years ago, and his beaming smile, firm handshake…
2nd April 2021/by Matthew

2019 Restless River, Le Luc Pinot Noir, Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, South Africa

I wrote about winemaker Craig Wessels’ extraordinary 2013 Restless River Chardonnay on this very page…
26th March 2021/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – March 2021

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces a Collection of Six Terrific Spring Wines
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24th March 2021/by Matthew