2017 Les Clos de Paulilles, Collioure Blanc, Rivesaltes, Roussillon, France

You will have come across Rivesaltes before as home to some of the most extraordinary, fortified French…
17th May 2019/by Matthew

2014 Chapel Down, Kit’s Coty, Coeur de Cuvée, North Downs, Kent, England

Nothing less than a global scoop this week, 2014 Coeur de Cuvée is the second vintage release from the…
10th May 2019/by Matthew

2008 Pazo de Señorans, Selección de Añada Albariño, Rías Baixas, Spain

This wine’s vintage is not a typo. At a recent Wine Soc. tasting, there were three old Albariños on…
3rd May 2019/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – May 2019

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces a Stunning Collection of Wines
Domaine Direct
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2nd May 2019/by Matthew

2016 Viñas de Gain, Artadi, Álava, Spain

I strolled around a huge tasting the other day and was particularly enthused when I hit the Artadi table. …
26th April 2019/by Matthew

2018 Kottabos, Grenache / Syrah, Boschkloof, South Africa

I have not come across the wines from Kottabos before and, at a massive tasting with hundreds of wines…
18th April 2019/by Matthew

NV Cottonworth, Brut Rosé, Hampshire, England

I am always on the lookout for top-flight English sparkling wines and as the years pass the number of…
12th April 2019/by Matthew

2015 Mercurey, 1er Cru Les Puillets, Château de Chamilly, Burgundy, France

I have become rather fussy about my Burgundies as the years roll by and my annual Burgundy Report (published…
5th April 2019/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – April 2019

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces a Stunning Spring Selection
Tanners Wine Merchants
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29th March 2019/by Matthew

2015 Niepoort, VV Vinhas Vehlas Branco, Bairrada, Portugal

I am a fan of the wines from the legendary Niepoort portfolio but I have always felt that the wines just…
29th March 2019/by Matthew

2017 Barbera d’Alba, Aves, G.B. Burlotto, Piemonte, Italy

I am extremely excited to introduce you to this incredible new release from Burlotto.  There is a stunning…
22nd March 2019/by Matthew

2017 Château Changyu Moser XV, Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc de Noir, Ningxia, China

This week I have a wine story which sounds so outlandish and improbable that it simply could not be true. …
15th March 2019/by Matthew

2017 Chianti, Colli Senesi, Campriano, Tuscany, Italy

Picture the scene – secret agent James Bond and arch enemy Le Chiffre, sitting opposite each other…
8th March 2019/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – March 2019

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces 6 Stunning Wines
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1st March 2019/by Matthew

2016 Craggy Range, Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Syrah, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

I am fortunate to receive an annual tasting case from the Gimblett Graves Winegrowers Association. …
1st March 2019/by Matthew

2002 Lanson, Noble Cuvée, Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France

I always endeavour to taste wine with an open mind.  ‘Taste the wine, not the label’, is advice…
22nd February 2019/by Matthew

2017 Wiltinger, Riesling Trocken, Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt, Saar, Germany

This is a column about magic.  Not the David Copperfield or Penn & Teller style of magic, but real…
15th February 2019/by Matthew

2015 Elephant Hill, Syrah, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

Last week I wrote about the predictability, or otherwise, of New Zealand’s most famous vinous export,…
8th February 2019/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – February 2019

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces 6 Delicious Burgundies
Haynes Hanson & Clark
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1st February 2019/by Matthew

2018 Greywacke, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

I find myself rapidly tiring of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.  I now think that you are less likely to…
1st February 2019/by Matthew

2017 Chablis, Domaine Adhémar et Francis Boudin, Burgundy, France

I tasted 1272 Burgundies in the second week of January while compiling my 2017 Burgundy En Primeur Report. …
25th January 2019/by Matthew

2018 Whispering Angel, Sacha Lichine, Caves d’Esclans, Côtes de Provence, France

I have written up every single vintage of this game-changing rosé, and two years ago I featured the…
18th January 2019/by Matthew

2015 Rosso di Montalcino, Vigneto Gauggiole, Castiglion del Bosco, Tuscany, Italy

I have to cast my mind back to last June and a dinner hosted by Massimo Ferragamo to recommend this wine. …
11th January 2019/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – January 2019

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces the Perfect Winter Red Selection
Lea & Sandeman (t) 020…
5th January 2019/by Matthew