2018 Cordillera de los Andes, Chardonnay, Miguel Torres, Limarí Valley, Chile

There is a covert faction out there of determined and vehemently loyal palates with rather select desires. …
10th July 2020/by Matthew

2016 Quinta da Romaneira, Reserva, Douro, Portugal

It has been a long wait for the guardians of the Douro Valley to make truly awesome red wines.  While…
3rd July 2020/by Matthew

2019 Hamilton Russell Vineyards, Chardonnay, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, South Africa

In particularly challenging vintages there is an outside chance that a winery can make truly remarkable…
26th June 2020/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – June 2020

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces a stunning collection of six thrilling wines
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24th June 2020/by Matthew

2018 Oxney Organic, Chardonnay, East Sussex, England – ahead of English Wine Week

Before I talk about my featured wine I must mention another Oxney wine which is sensational - 2016 Oxney…
19th June 2020/by Matthew

2017 Barbaresco, Bruno Rocca, Piemonte, Italy

I have recently published my 2020 Piemonte Report which features nearly 1400 tasting notes from the best…
12th June 2020/by Matthew

2015 Fox & Fox, Mayfield, Essence Pure Chardonnay Brut

I remember meeting Gerard Fox five or six years ago at a tasting I was hosting in the City. He mentioned…
5th June 2020/by Matthew

2018 Saint-Romain, Sous le Château, Domaine Henri & Gilles Buisson, Burgundy, France

My old pal Robin Davis, from Swig, told me he had found an absolute gem of a line-up from Burgundy and…
29th May 2020/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – May 2020

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces a stunning collection of wines from The Old Bridge Wine Shop
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27th May 2020/by Matthew

2015 Château Brisson, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux, France

Three bottles this week, all filled with the same wine.  It is very rare to find such a generous, ripe…
22nd May 2020/by Matthew

La Gitana, Manzanilla En Rama, Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain

There are fewer ‘anniversary moments’ in the wine trade these days.  I remember, albeit thirty or…
15th May 2020/by Matthew

2018 Côte de Brouilly, Les Grillés, Domaine Chevalier-Métrat, Beaujolais, France

I love this outfit and I knew exactly what to expect as this wine approached my olfactory gear.  I also…
8th May 2020/by Matthew

2018 Château d’Esclans, Les Clans Rosé, Côtes de Provence, France

The top-flight 2018 releases from Sacha Lichine’s temple to elite rosé have just arrived in the UK…
1st May 2020/by Matthew

2007 Billecart-Salmon, Cuvée Louis Salmon, Brut Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France

Billecart-Salmon’s elite Blanc de Blancs is named after Louis, the brother of Elisabeth Salmon, who…
24th April 2020/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – April 2020

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces a stunning Spring selection
from Robert Rolls
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23rd April 2020/by Matthew

2018 Dolcetto d’Alba, Massolino, Piemonte, Italy

I am currently putting the finishing touches to my 2020 Piemonte Report and while this huge body of tasting…
17th April 2020/by Matthew

2017 Seresin, Leah Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand

A few weeks ago, I enjoyed a fantastic morning tasting Michael Seresin’s new releases.  If you recognise…
10th April 2020/by Matthew

2018 Lagrein, Tramin, Alto Adige, Italy

First, the facts to set the scene for this remarkable wine.  Cantina Tramin was founded in 1898 and…
3rd April 2020/by Matthew

NV Gatinois, Brut Tradition, Grand Cru, Aÿ, Champagne, France

I can remember sitting next to the venerable Madame Gatinois at a Bollinger Vins Clairs Assemblage lunch…
27th March 2020/by Matthew

2018 Saint-Joseph Blanc, Lieu-Dit, E. Guigal, Northern Rhône, France

Every so often a bottle of white Rhône sneaks up on my palate and completely blows me away.  While…
20th March 2020/by Matthew

2018 Gavi di Gavi, Lugarara, La Giustiniana, Piemonte, Italy

Back in 2012, I published a book entitled 100 Most Iconic Wine Estates.  It was a devilish task whittling…
13th March 2020/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – March 2020

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces Six Superb Wines
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6th March 2020/by Matthew

2017 Pedra A Pedra Tinto, Douro, Portugal

It was rather an unexpected email when Matt Gant, the extraordinarily talented winemaker behind the First…
6th March 2020/by Matthew

2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine de la Solitude, Southern Rhône, France

I have not been able to pin Strictly Wine down to the length of time that they will be discounting my…
28th February 2020/by Matthew