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

MoneyWeek Wine Club – February/March 2018

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces 6 Stunning Wines
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23rd February 2018/by Matthew

2016 Von Buhl, Bone Dry Riesling, Pfalz, Germany

Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl is one of the most famous and historic of Germany’s elite wineries.  Proud…
23rd February 2018/by Matthew

2014 Mitolo, Marsican Shiraz, McLaren Vale, South Australia

On the 19th September 2016, I received a phone call from Frank Mitolo asking me if we could meet up for…
16th February 2018/by Matthew

2014 Château Mazeris, Canon Fronsac, Bordeaux, France

There are over 8000 Châteaux in the mighty Bordeaux region and, because they make a few wines each,…
9th February 2018/by Matthew

2016 Riesling, Grand Cru Schlossberg, Domaine Weinbach, Alsace, France

This week, I have a shopping list for you from my favourite estate in Alsace.  Not only was the 2016…
2nd February 2018/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – January 2018

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces 6 Essential New Year Wines
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27th January 2018/by Matthew

NV Legras & Haas, Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut, Chouilly, Champagne, France

I met Jérôme Legras, a very long way from his home in the village of Chouilly, in Champagne’s Côte…
26th January 2018/by Matthew

2013 d’Arenberg, The Ironstone Pressings, GSM, McLaren Vale, South Australia

Many of McLaren Vale’s famous vineyards are inhabited by ancient, decomposed, laterite granite deposits…
19th January 2018/by Matthew

2015 Weingut Anette Closheim, Rouge, Nahe, Germany

If you asked a middle-aged British wine drinker to expound on the virtues of German wine, they would,…
12th January 2018/by Matthew

2016 Lea & Sandeman White Burgundy, France

The annual Burgundy En Primeur season looms (next week) and the common trailer message is Nigh-Biblical…
5th January 2018/by Matthew

2013 Reyneke, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch, South Africa

I had a genuine eureka moment back in September while I was working my way around the annual South African…
22nd December 2017/by Matthew