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

MoneyWeek Wine Club – February 2020

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces Six Stunning Wines
Haynes Hanson & Clark
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27th February 2020/by Matthew

2018 Grace, Koshu Private Reserve, Yamanashi, Japan

This is the first time that I have felt moved to write up a Koshu in this column.  Japan’s most famous…
21st February 2020/by Matthew

2018 Spätburgunder, S, Weingut Meyer-Näkel, Ahr, Germany

Iris Ellmann runs The Wine Barn and she is a German wine dynamo.  With a collection of estates from…
14th February 2020/by Matthew

2018 Gewurztraminer, Domaine Weinbach, Alsace, France

There is no question that my favourite winery in the whole of Alsace is Domaine Weinbach.  Old vintages…
7th February 2020/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – January 2020

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces a New Year Selection
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31st January 2020/by Matthew

2017 Trinity Hill, Homage Gimblett Gravels Syrah, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

Every year the good people of the Gimblett Gravels Winegrowers Association send me a mixed case of twelve…
31st January 2020/by Matthew

2013 Paracombe, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

Everyone in the world will be aware of just how devastating and indiscriminate the bush fires in Australia…
24th January 2020/by Matthew

NV Vachnadziani, Saperavi, Kakheti, Georgia

This is a world-first for me.  Not only is this my first Georgian wine write up in seven hundred columns…
17th January 2020/by Matthew

2019 Greywacke, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

I remember, to this day, the perfume and vivacity of 1987 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc like it were yesterday.…
10th January 2020/by Matthew

2013 Ayala, Le Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France

This article is exquisitely timely and also rather annoyingly ahead of the game.  This amazing wine…
27th December 2019/by Matthew

2013 Brolo dei Giusti, Valpolicella Superiore, Veneto, Italy

I have used my column this week as a vehicle to mention one of the most unusual and fascinating wines…
20th December 2019/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Christmas Special 2019

MoneyWeek Christmas Special 2019
2016 Spottswoode, Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon, St Helena, Napa Valley,…
13th December 2019/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – December 2019

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces a Stunning Winter Selection
Tanners Wine Merchants
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11th December 2019/by Matthew

2018 Aristea, Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon, Elgin, South Africa

I love the Aristea wines and the new releases are the finest to date.  Owner Martin Krajewski encourages…
6th December 2019/by Matthew

2016 Chianti Classico, Casaloste, Tuscany, Italy

About a month ago the ‘Christmas wine samples’ started to flood in.  Waves and waves of cases of…
29th November 2019/by Matthew

2015 Majella, The Musician Cabernet / Shiraz, Coonawarra, South Australia

I have recently returned from a trip to Australia, bookended with two lengthy stopovers in China.  I…
22nd November 2019/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – November 2019

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces 6 Stunning Winter Wines
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20th November 2019/by Matthew

2016 Château Maris, Les Planels, Cru La Livinière, Minervois, Languedoc, France

It is often said that the La Livinière sub-region of Minervois is the finest of all.  I certainly detect…
15th November 2019/by Matthew