2016 Mâcon-Chardonnay, Clos de la Crochette, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon, Burgundy, France

I was asked what my favourite white grape was the other day and I instantly replied Chardonnay.  I then…
9th November 2018/by Matthew

2016 Colomé, Malbec, Salta, Calchaquí Valley, Argentina

I don’t find myself writing up many top end Argentinian or Chilean reds.  I went to a tasting the…
2nd November 2018/by Matthew

2015 Gewurztraminer, Domaine Marcel Deiss, Alsace, France

There is a lot of rubbish written about not only the Gewurztraminer grape but also its most exciting…
26th October 2018/by Matthew

2015 La Dama, Domaines Lupier, Navarra, Spain

Due to land in the UK this side of Christmas, the new release of La Dama is utterly sensational.  I…
19th October 2018/by Matthew

2016 Aristea, Méthode Cap Classique Rosé Brut, Stellenbosch, South Africa

You may remember that I went nuts about the inaugural, 2016 vintage of Aristea Chardonnay this time last…
12th October 2018/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – October 2018

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces a Stunning Autumnal Selection
Tanners Wine Merchants
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5th October 2018/by Matthew

2017 Tomfoolery, Young Blood Grenache, Barossa Valley, South Australia

I attended a tasting the other day entitled ‘Off the Vine’ – its purpose was to show the UK trade…
5th October 2018/by Matthew

2013 Tignanello, Marchesi Antinori, Tuscany, Italy

I was asked, at short notice, to put together an elite-level France v Italy tasting the other day and…
28th September 2018/by Matthew

2017 DeMorgenzon, Roussanne, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Roussanne is one of the most wistful and hauntingly perfumed of all white grape varieties and while this…
21st September 2018/by Matthew

2017 Astrolabe, Province Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

I first met winemaker Simon Waghorn over a decade ago when I was judging wines in New Zealand.  A quietly…
14th September 2018/by Matthew

2017 I Muri Primitivo, Vigneti del Salento, Puglia, Italy

This might be one of the finest value red wines of the year but it is also rather a last-minute recommendation.…
7th September 2018/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – September 2018

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces the Perfect Autumnal Selection
Lea & Sandeman
(t) 020 7244…
31st August 2018/by Matthew

2017 Flint Vineyard, Charmat Rosé, England

This is the first Charmat method wine released in England and it is a dreamy stunner. Frenchman Eugène…
31st August 2018/by Matthew

2017 Château Maris, Savoir Vieillir, Minervois, Languedoc, France

Robert Eden, vintner and co-owner of Chateau Maris has lived in France since 1994 after travelling in…
24th August 2018/by Matthew

2016 Disznókő, Late Harvest, Tokaji, Hungary

Certain sweet wines styles appeal to drinkers with very sweet palates, while others appeal widely, even…
17th August 2018/by Matthew

2011 Miguel Merino, Vitola, Reserva, Rioja, Spain

With 24 Davy’s wine bars and 5 El Vino wine and tapas bars in London, James Davy is a very important…
10th August 2018/by Matthew

2015 Chianti Classico, Isole e Olena, Tuscany, Italy

2015 was a fabulous vintage across Europe and the greater Chianti region benefitted enormously with ripe…
3rd August 2018/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – August 2018

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces a treasure trove of sensational wines
Handford Wines
(t) 020 7589…
3rd August 2018/by Matthew

2017 Santolin, Cosa Nostra Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia

Eighteen months ago I was approached by a chap called Adrian Santolin from the Yarra Valley in Victoria,…
27th July 2018/by Matthew

2016 Westwell Wines, Amphora Ortega, Kent, England

The ‘Naughty Hare’ Ortega is the UK’s first amphora wine. ‘Who cares’, I hear you cry!  ‘Isn’t…
20th July 2018/by Matthew

2013 Moss Wood, Ribbon Vale Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia

I hosted a rather fine private client event last week in Mayfair and lined up a superb collection of…
13th July 2018/by Matthew

1959 Château Prieuré du Monastir del Camp, Rivesaltes, France

One of the wine questions I am most asked is what should one buy for a friend’s birthday, whether it…
6th July 2018/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – July 2018

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces the Perfect Summer Wine Selection
Tanners Wine Merchants
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29th June 2018/by Matthew

2012 Libamus, Dulce de Mencía, Bodegas Godelia, Bierzo, Spain

Some years ago I asked the powers that be if they fancied occasional restaurant reviews in MoneyWeek…
29th June 2018/by Matthew