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MoneyWeek – 2021 Port Phillip Estate, Single Block Morillon Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

I am a huge fan of the wines from Port Phillip Estate, and at a recent Jeroboams tasting, Port Phillip MD Marco Gjergja was in London.  He showed me a fabulous trio of his wines: 2023 Quartier Pinot Gris (£23.50), 2022 Red Hill Chardonnay (£25.50) and 2022 Balnarring Pinot Noir (£27.50).  On any given week of the year, any of these wines could…
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MoneyWeek – 2021 Syrah, Stefano Amerighi, Cortona, Tuscany, Italy

Every so often, I issue a call to arms on this page, and this week is the most urgent I can remember.  I tasted a host of new Italian discoveries from the imperious Swig wine company the other day, and I found eight outstanding and unmissable wines.  My featured Syrah arrives in the UK next week, and you are only allowed three bottles per order,…
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MoneyWeek – 2022 Dappled, Appellation Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia

Dan Long is a consummate wine retailer, talented restaurateur, and sniper-accurate wine buyer.  He is making serious waves in London with his two impressive restaurants, combining stunning wine selections, refreshingly low margins, and acutely well-prepared food.  While the décor might be low-fi and unpretentious, the dining and drinking experiences…
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2021 Rutherford Hill, Merlot, Napa Valley, California

I have followed the wines from Rutherford Hill for many years.  Always tasty, ripe and boisterous in the glass, these wines are accurate and evocative examples of what Napa Valley can do, and that’s about it.  That was until I tasted the 2021 Merlot in the unusual surroundings of Abbey Road Studios. The Californians were in town, and this pungently…
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MoneyWeek – 2021 Dog Point Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand

It is human nature to seek out the newest, brightest, and shiniest releases, openings, launches, and premiers, and the wine business is no different.  New brands pop up like mushrooms in our world, and while occasional wines impress and some even amaze, I find myself returning to the classics more often than not for enlightenment and excellence.…
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MoneyWeek – 2022 Greco di Tufo, Cutizzi, Feudi di San Gregorio, Campania, Italy

I rarely write about themed wines outside of Christmas, of course, but there has been an avalanche of PR bumf crashing through my inbox this year, pleading with me to highlight this, that and the other as the perfect Mother’s Day wines.  I have no idea what a typical Mother’s Day wine is, and I imagine that most mothers would inform me that…
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MoneyWeek – The Society’s 150th Anniversary 2018 Piesporter Goldtropfchen, Riesling Spätlese, Mosel, Germany

    Next Wednesday, the 6th of March, The Wine Society celebrates its 150th Anniversary by launching a one-off collection of fine wines from some of the world’s most iconic estates. It is a timely reminder that, after great taste, relationships form the heart and soul of the wine business, and it is the forging of genuine friendships that…
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MoneyWeek – 2020 Château Bellefont-Belcier, Grand Cru Classé Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

    It is somewhat haphazard writing about ‘fine wine’ in this column because this class of wine is more transient than traditional retail listings. Please search online if my noted merchants are out of stock – these wines are out there. I tasted thirty-two different 2020 Grand Cru Classé Saint-Émilions the other day. This exercise…
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MoneyWeek – 2022 Barbera d’Alba, Massolino, Piemonte, Italy

For a mighty wine region famous for its long-lived red wines, Piemonte has another style of wine that cannot wait to leap into your glass to be downed with gusto. No, not the Barolos or Barbarescos, made from the regal Nebbiolo grape variety, but the ‘non-Neb’ reds of which grapes like Freisa, Pelaverga, Grignolino, Dolcetto and Barbera. While…
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MoneyWeek – 2022 Flowers, Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, California

 (This post has been updated with an additional stockist after my original copy when to print) I spent much of January tasting upmarket Chardonnays and Pinots Noirs, ranging from £25 - £500 per bottle, from the 2022 Burgundy vintage and have picked out the best bottles from this bountiful but relatively anodyne vintage in various posts on my…
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MoneyWeek – NV Porte Noire, Petite Porte Rosé, Champagne, France

Actor Idris Elba might not be the first chap you think of when it comes to great taste in fine wine, but he is a rare celebrity who has turned his hand to the Champagne world with tremendous accuracy and flair. I reviewed his NV Petite Porte Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs (£46.80, www.portenoire.co.uk) extremely favourably last year on my website,…
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MoneyWeek – 2022 Zeno, Alcohol-Liberated Spanish White

I point blank refused to write about non-alcoholic wines for 21 years when I wrote a weekly column for the Daily Mail, and 17 years into my MoneyWeek tenure, and I have not typed a word about this style of drink. Before I move on, I must declare an interest in the alcohol-free sector with my eponymous brand, and when I created my drinks, I chose…