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

MoneyWeek Christmas Special – Six Spectacular Wines

MoneyWeek Christmas Special - Six Spectacular Wines
2007 Billecart-Salmon, Cuvée Nicolas…
11th December 2020/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – December 2020

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces Six Epic Christmas Wines
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9th December 2020/by Matthew

2019 Ken Forrester Wines, The FMC, Stellenbosch, South Africa

I listened to fellow wine scribe Tim Atkin’s podcast with South African wine pioneer Ken Forrester…
4th December 2020/by Matthew

2018 Sancerre Blanc, Cuvée Marcel Henri, Domaine Chotard, Loire, France

I am always on the hunt for elite Sauvignon Blanc, but this is not as easy a challenge as it ought to…
27th November 2020/by Matthew

2014 Maranges, 1er Cru La Fussière Rouge, Domaine Bachelet-Monnot, Burgundy, France

Marc and Alexandre Bachelet made their first wines in the 2005 vintage and I have bought and also written…
20th November 2020/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – November 2020

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces a spectacular Winter Selection
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18th November 2020/by Matthew