2013 Moss Wood, Ribbon Vale Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia

I hosted a rather fine private client event last week in Mayfair and lined up a superb collection of…
13th July 2018/by Matthew

1959 Château Prieuré du Monastir del Camp, Rivesaltes, France

One of the wine questions I am most asked is what should one buy for a friend’s birthday, whether it…
6th July 2018/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – July 2018

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces the Perfect Summer Wine Selection
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29th June 2018/by Matthew

2012 Libamus, Dulce de Mencía, Bodegas Godelia, Bierzo, Spain

Some years ago I asked the powers that be if they fancied occasional restaurant reviews in MoneyWeek…
29th June 2018/by Matthew

2017 Riposte by Tim Knappstein and Son, The Dagger Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

It is safe to say that Tim Knappstein is a legend in the Australian wine scene.  He has worked in the…
22nd June 2018/by Matthew

2017 Albariño, Bodegas del Palacio de Fefiñanes, Rías Baixas, Spain

Aside from being one of the most attractive wine labels I can think of, this shimmeringly beautiful Albariño…
15th June 2018/by Matthew

2016 Lambrusco, I Calanchi, Monte delle Vigne, Colli di Parma, Emilia Romagna, Italy

If I said that we should all drink more Lambrusco you might this I was endeavouring to commit career…
8th June 2018/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – June 2018

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces 6 Delicious Summer Wines
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1st June 2018/by Matthew

Gospel Green, The Original Cyder Brut, Hampshire

I started my wine life over 30 years ago at the Barnes Wine Shop in South-west London.  A rather eccentric…
1st June 2018/by Matthew

Caroline Frey – a committed vinous eco-warrior

Caroline Frey
an inspiration for all in the modern wine world

 I always pop into Château La Lagune…
26th May 2018/by Matthew

2010 Château Fourcas-Borie, Listrac-Médoc, Bordeaux, France

Claret always preoccupies wine collectors at this time of year, and with a rather enthralling 2017 En…
25th May 2018/by Matthew

2016 HMR White, MontRubí, Penedès, Spain

I popped into newly-revamped Jeroboams on Pont Street, in Belgravia, the other day and set about tasting…
18th May 2018/by Matthew

2017 Barone Ricasoli, Albia Rosé, Tuscany, Italy

The Ricasoli family, from the Castello di Brolio in Giaole in the heart of Tuscany, has been immersed…
11th May 2018/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – May 2018

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces 6 Stunning Wines
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4th May 2018/by Matthew

2016 Saint-Joseph Blanc, Lieu-Dit, E. Guigal, Northern Rhône, France

I tasted the new releases from pioneering Rhône heavyweights Guigal the other day and it was business…
4th May 2018/by Matthew

2017 Bordeaux En Primeur Overview

2017 Bordeaux En Primeur Overview

To fully understand the 2017 vintage, you have to digest the unique…
27th April 2018/by Matthew

2010 Château Raymond-Lafon, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

This is a highly sentimental recommendation this week because I can precisely attribute my eternal love…
20th April 2018/by Matthew

2016 Garten Eden, Furmint, Michael Wenzel, Rust, Burglenland, Austria

Author's note - my first in nearly twelve years of writing for this epic publication. 

My editor,…
13th April 2018/by Matthew

2017 Hamilton Russell Vineyards, Chardonnay, Hemel-en-Aarde, South Africa

The entire portfolio of 2017 vintage Hamilton Russell wines is amazing.  My featured Chardy and the…
6th April 2018/by Matthew

2015 Pago de los Capellanes, Crianza, Ribera del Duero, Spain

The Wine from Spain annual tasting was held at Sky Garden in the City of London.  It was a great venue…
30th March 2018/by Matthew

2016 Beaujolais-Villages Blanc, Grande Lamure, Château de Poncié, Burgundy, France

Coming from a vineyard situated at the foot of the Montgenas hill, facing north-east, this Chardonnay…
23rd March 2018/by Matthew

2014 Wakefield, Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley / Coonawarra, South Australia

This is one of the 51 wines which joined me on this year’s 100 Best Australian Wines Roadshow around…
16th March 2018/by Matthew

NV Barbadillo, La Cilla Pedro Ximénez, Jerez, Spain

There are two staggeringly serious sherries from Barbadillo that I find myself craving with unnerving…
9th March 2018/by Matthew

2016 Bergerie de l’Hortus, Classique Blanc, Domaine de l’Hortus, Pic Saint Loup, Languedoc, France

Twenty years ago, I drove down to the South of France to do some tasting on behalf of my great friend…
2nd March 2018/by Matthew