2018 Château Deyrem-Valentin, Cru Bourgeois Supérieur, Margaux, Bordeaux, France

It’s funny how my drinking habits have remained relatively constant over the years, even though my…
3rd September 2021/by Matthew

2020 Domaine de l’Ile Blanc, Porquerolles, Côtes de Provence, France

I love the two 2020 releases from Domaine de l’Ile, and I have decided to lead with the white wine,…
27th August 2021/by Matthew

2020 Dog Point Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

Ivan Sutherland and James Hely met at Cloudy Bay over three decades ago.  Along with fellow wine legends…
20th August 2021/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – August 2021

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces Six Beautiful Summer Wines
Haynes Hanson & Clark
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18th August 2021/by Matthew

2020 Briccotondo, Langhe Arneis, Fontanafredda, Piemonte, Italy

Even though I have been writing about wine for well over two decades, I still think of myself as a member…
13th August 2021/by Matthew

2019 Dalrymple, Pinot Noir, Pipers River, Tasmania, Australia

As every year passes Dalrymple makes finer and finer wines.  The 2011 vintage of this very wine made…
6th August 2021/by Matthew

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
(t) 020 7244 0522 (w)
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