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
(t) 020 7584…
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

2007 Billecart-Salmon, Cuvée Elisabeth Brut Rosé, Champagne, France

I am thrilled to announce that the new vintage of Elisabeth Rosé has just this second, arrived in the…
27th December 2018/by Matthew

2012 Quinta do Noval, Late Bottled Vintage Port, Portugal

I will begin this paean to Quinta do Noval LBV by getting the grubby subject of price out of the way…
21st December 2018/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Christmas Special 2018

MoneyWeek Christmas Special 2018
2012 Le Mesnil, Blanc de Blancs, Grand Cru, Champagne, France (£34.99,…
14th December 2018/by Matthew

2016 Teusner, The Riebke Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia

I first found Kym Teusner and his incredible wines back in 2006 when I was writing a wine guide in Australia. …
7th December 2018/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – December 2018

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces 6 Stunning Christmas Wines
Yapp Brothers (t) 01747 860423 (w)…
7th December 2018/by Matthew

2014 The Society’s Exhibition Shiraz, Victoria, Australia

I have written up both the 2007 and 2012 vintages of this label on this page and, in nigh on six hundred…
30th November 2018/by Matthew

2008 Viña Ardanza, Rioja Reserva, La Rioja Alta, Spain – Magnums

2008 will go down in the history books as a great vintage for Ardanza thanks to exceptional weather throughout…
23rd November 2018/by Matthew

2017 Arco Laarman, Focal Point Cinsault, Stellenbosch, South Africa

I have known Arco Laarman since he took over the reins at the famous Paarl winery Glen Carlou, and ten…
16th November 2018/by Matthew

2016 Mâcon-Chardonnay, Clos de la Crochette, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon, Burgundy, France

I was asked what my favourite white grape was the other day and I instantly replied Chardonnay.  I then…
9th November 2018/by Matthew

MoneyWeek Wine Club – November 2018

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces 6 Stunning Wines
Swig (t) 08000 272272 (w)
2nd November 2018/by Matthew

2016 Colomé, Malbec, Salta, Calchaquí Valley, Argentina

I don’t find myself writing up many top end Argentinian or Chilean reds.  I went to a tasting the…
2nd November 2018/by Matthew