2016 Aristea, Méthode Cap Classique Rosé Brut, Stellenbosch, South Africa

You may remember that I went nuts about the inaugural, 2016 vintage of Aristea Chardonnay this time last…
12th October 2018/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – October 2018

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces a Stunning Autumnal Selection
Tanners Wine Merchants
(t) 01743…
5th October 2018/by Matthew

2017 Tomfoolery, Young Blood Grenache, Barossa Valley, South Australia

I attended a tasting the other day entitled ‘Off the Vine’ – its purpose was to show the UK trade…
5th October 2018/by Matthew

2013 Tignanello, Marchesi Antinori, Tuscany, Italy

I was asked, at short notice, to put together an elite-level France v Italy tasting the other day and…
28th September 2018/by Matthew

2017 DeMorgenzon, Roussanne, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Roussanne is one of the most wistful and hauntingly perfumed of all white grape varieties and while this…
21st September 2018/by Matthew

2017 Astrolabe, Province Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

I first met winemaker Simon Waghorn over a decade ago when I was judging wines in New Zealand.  A quietly…
14th September 2018/by Matthew

2017 I Muri Primitivo, Vigneti del Salento, Puglia, Italy

This might be one of the finest value red wines of the year but it is also rather a last-minute recommendation.…
7th September 2018/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – September 2018

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces the Perfect Autumnal Selection
Lea & Sandeman
(t) 020 7244…
31st August 2018/by Matthew

2017 Flint Vineyard, Charmat Rosé, England

This is the first Charmat method wine released in England and it is a dreamy stunner. Frenchman Eugène…
31st August 2018/by Matthew

2017 Château Maris, Savoir Vieillir, Minervois, Languedoc, France

Robert Eden, vintner and co-owner of Chateau Maris has lived in France since 1994 after travelling in…
24th August 2018/by Matthew

2016 Disznókő, Late Harvest, Tokaji, Hungary

Certain sweet wines styles appeal to drinkers with very sweet palates, while others appeal widely, even…
17th August 2018/by Matthew

2011 Miguel Merino, Vitola, Reserva, Rioja, Spain

With 24 Davy’s wine bars and 5 El Vino wine and tapas bars in London, James Davy is a very important…
10th August 2018/by Matthew

2015 Chianti Classico, Isole e Olena, Tuscany, Italy

2015 was a fabulous vintage across Europe and the greater Chianti region benefitted enormously with ripe…
3rd August 2018/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – August 2018

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces a treasure trove of sensational wines
Handford Wines
(t) 020 7589…
3rd August 2018/by Matthew

2017 Santolin, Cosa Nostra Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia

Eighteen months ago I was approached by a chap called Adrian Santolin from the Yarra Valley in Victoria,…
27th July 2018/by Matthew

2016 Westwell Wines, Amphora Ortega, Kent, England

The ‘Naughty Hare’ Ortega is the UK’s first amphora wine. ‘Who cares’, I hear you cry!  ‘Isn’t…
20th July 2018/by Matthew

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
Tanners Wine Merchants
(t) 01743…
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
from Haynes Hanson & Clark
(t) 020 7584…
1st June 2018/by Matthew