NV Bolé, Spumante Bianco, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

I am always on the lookout for newly released wines and sometimes I stumble across completely zany, paradigm-shifting…
11th October 2019/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – October 2019

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces the Perfect Winter Red Selection
Lea & Sandeman
(t) 020…
7th October 2019/by Matthew

2018 Payten & Jones, Valley Vignerons Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia

I steamed around a huge Aussie tasting the other day and loved revisiting a large number of my 100 Best…
4th October 2019/by Matthew

NV Veuve Monsigny, Grand Reserve, Champagne, France

This is only the second Aldi wine that I have written up in 682 columns in this epic publication.  This…
27th September 2019/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – September 2019

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces 6 Extraordinary Wines
Haynes Hanson & Clark
(t) 020 7584…
26th September 2019/by Matthew

2018 Jessica Saurwein, Chi Riesling, Elgin, South Africa

The annual South African wine tasting was nothing short of eye-opening this year.  All too often this…
20th September 2019/by Matthew

2017 Cent Visages, Côt, Jean-François Mérieau, Touraine, Loire, France

A couple of years ago I wrote six columns for the short-lived, highbrow, erotic magazine The Amorist. …
13th September 2019/by Matthew

2017 Menetou-Salon, Domaine de l’Ermitage, Laurence et Géraud de la Farge, Loire – France

There are few people as respected in our wine trade as Robert Rolls. I have known him for over thirty…
6th September 2019/by mj-admin

2017 Once & Future, Teldeschi Frank’s Block Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley, California

If you have ever enjoyed the wines from the famous Ravenswood portfolio or indeed the lusty red grape…
30th August 2019/by Matthew

2014 Bride Valley, Blanc de Blancs, Dorset

There are a good few retailers out there for this wine, so please do have a browse of the Bride Valley…
23rd August 2019/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – August 2019

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces the South African Excellence found at
Handford Wines
(t) 020 7589 6113…
22nd August 2019/by Matthew

2016 Chianti Rufina, Vigneto Erchi, Fattoria Selvapiana, Tuscany, Italy

Every so often I get a tip-off from a fellow wine scribe about a wine I ought to have a go at.  Of course,…
16th August 2019/by Matthew

2018 Flysch, Bodega Gorosti, Getariako Txakolina, Spain

Last week I featured the ultimate English aperitif white wine and if you missed it you can look it up…
9th August 2019/by Matthew

2018 LDN CRU, Baker St Bacchus, England

While researching a piece on urban wineries for my monthly column in elite English viticulture journal…
2nd August 2019/by Matthew

2017 Thorne & Daughters, Wanderer’s Heart, Western Cape, South Africa

A rather wonderful thing happened the other day.  I visited Handford in order to taste some wines for…
26th July 2019/by Matthew

2016 Soul Growers, El Mejor, Barossa Valley, South Australia

It was great to see winemaker Stuey Bourne in the UK last week.  A serious talent, this chap has spent…
19th July 2019/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – July 2019

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces 6 Stunning Summer Wines
Swig (t) 08000 272272, quoting MoneyWeek…
12th July 2019/by Matthew

2017 Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Barre à Mine, Michel Redde et Fils, Loire, France

I tasted this wine on the 31st January and it moved me so much that I wanted to write it up on the spot. …
12th July 2019/by Matthew

2018 Beaujolais-Lantignié, Alexandre Burgaud, France

I have a number of guilty pleasures in the wine world.  These wines are supposedly a little low brow,…
5th July 2019/by Matthew

2016 Mt. Difficulty, Bannockburn Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand

Fifteen years ago I released the first ever The Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification with my friend,…
28th June 2019/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – June 2019

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces Six Stunning Summer Wines
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25th June 2019/by Matthew

2015 Rathfinny, Blanc de Noirs Brut, Sussex, England

Made from 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Pinot Meunier, this is a fascinating ‘White from Red’ and even my…
21st June 2019/by Matthew

2015 CVNE, Imperial Reserva, Rioja, Spain

I have seen this wine a few times recently and every time I taste it, I love it.  It’s interesting…
14th June 2019/by Matthew

2018 Te Whare Ra, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

Te Whare Ra (pronounced Tay Far-ray Rha) is located in the Marlborough sub-region of Renwick and it is…
7th June 2019/by Matthew