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
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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

2019 Bolgheri Rosso, Grattamacco, Tuscany, Italy

The great red wines of Bolgheri, situated around the village of Castagneto Carducci on the Livorno coast,…
19th March 2021/by Matthew

2011 Squerryes, Brut (Late disgorged 2020), Exclusive Vintage Reserve, Sevenoaks, Kent, England

I am a fan of Squerryes wines, although I don’t taste them as often as I would like because they tend…
12th March 2021/by Matthew

2018 Valpolicella Ripasso, Classico Superiore, Monte Santoccio, Verona, Italy

I have written up a detailed review of the extraordinary portfolio of Monte Santoccio wines on my website,…
5th March 2021/by Matthew

2019 Château de Bousval, Gouttes d’O Chardonnay, Bousval, Jardins de Wallonie, Belgium

Early one evening, just before Christmas, the doorbell rang and a voice shouted out ‘wine delivery’. …
26th February 2021/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – February 2021

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces Six Stunning Winter Wines
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24th February 2021/by Matthew

2019 Jules Taylor, Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand

After I filed this article, I am thrilled to report that Jules has been awarded the honour of  Gourmet…
19th February 2021/by Matthew

2019 Westwell, Ortega, North Downs, Kent

I have taken to calling in vast numbers of bottles to my home because the interminable lockdowns have…
12th February 2021/by Matthew

2018 De Loach, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley Chardonnay, Sonoma County, California

The problem with wine tastings on Zoom and YouTube wine interviews is that there is nowhere to hide when…
5th February 2021/by Matthew

2017 Rully Blanc, Monopole Clos Folie, Domaine de la Folie, Burgundy, France

While I have written-up recent 2019 Burgundy En Primeur findings in various posts on my website, we all…
29th January 2021/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – January 2021

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces a stunning New Year selection from Robert Rolls
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27th January 2021/by Matthew

2019 Timorasso Piccolo Derthona, Colli Tortonesi, La Spinetta, Piemonte, Italy

Superstar winemaker Giorgio Rivetti is most famous for his trio of masterful Piemonte reds,  Barbarescos…
22nd January 2021/by Matthew

2019 Zwillingslauser, Grüner Veltliner, Winzerhof Sax, Kamptal, Austria

Grüner Veltliner is a fabulous white grape and many of us are familiar with its charms.  Not long ago…
15th January 2021/by Matthew

2018 Kelly Washington, Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand

Tamra Kelly-Washington is a gifted winemaker and one who goes the extra mile for every one of her carefully-crafted…
8th January 2021/by Matthew

2018 Blackbook, Pygmalion Chardonnay, England

The Battersea-based Blackbook ‘urban winery’ is run by the mercurially talented husband and wife…
24th December 2020/by Matthew

2016 Marchesi Alfieri, Costa Quaglia Nebbiolo, Piemonte, Italy

I have long been a fan of Barbera d’Asti La Tota from the exceptional Marchesi Alfieri estate and the…
18th December 2020/by Matthew