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Some wonderful comments past and present on 100 Best Australian Wines

As I rev up for a 100 Best Australian Wines Roadshow, planned for early 2023, it is extremely exciting to reflect on this initiative's past and also its present.  Here are two wonderful passages, one from Richard Hemming MW, writing in jancisrobinson.com and a second from Roger Jones, writing an article in today's The Buyer. A past quote about…
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100 Best Australian Wines Roadshow – SAVE THE DATE(S)

The 100 Best Australian Wines 2022/23 Roadshow kicks off in early 2023 and I am delighted to alert you to a stunning line-up of events around the country.  Here are the confirmed dates so far.  A lot more detail regarding timings and tickets will follow but, for now, this post should help you lock in a date for an event in a city near you.  There…
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FOOD & WINE MATCHING – everything you ever needed to know about this mysterious art

I have written about food and wine-matching for over twenty-five years.  Thirteen of my fourteen wine books have featured comprehensive food and wine-matching chapters and I have written over 1000 columns in the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine along this theme as well.  For more than 26 years, I wrote the wine lists for a handful of award-winning…
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The Piemonte Report 2022 – now published & free to download for Members

I am delighted to announce the publication of my 2022 Piemonte Report on matthewjukes.com.  If you are not already a Member, please join now!  This is the eighth and largest initiative I have ever published, whether in book format or online, and I hope that it enlightens Piemonte lovers like never before. With 129 estates featured and over…
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The Jukes Sparkling Collection – is now launched.

The Jukes Sparkling Collection - the ultimate Ready to Pour Alcohol-Free Drinks Find out more about and purchase our very latest creations here - Jukes Sparkling Collection.
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An important missive from Ukraine

An important missive from Ukraine My great friend and colleague Tyson Stelzer received an email from Kseniia in Ukraine. Here is the important message - Currently, my team and I are working on a charitable project aimed at helping small Ukrainian craft wine-makers who suffered from the Russo-Ukrainian war. We have made an online course about Ukrainian…
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A message from my great friends in Italy – Frantoi Olive Oil orders are now live

I am very pleased to announce that the FRANTOI offer is now open and the 2022 harvest is ready to order. CLICK HERE TO BROWSE AND SHOP My great friends Elizabeth and Kasimir Berger run the finest Extra Virgin Olive Oil company imaginable - here is a copy of their latest newsletter. We are delighted to showcase our exceptional growers and millers…
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Andrew Edmunds RIP – a personal tribute to a dear friend

Andrew Edmunds RIP September 1943 - September 2022 The Academy 20th September 2022 I first met Andrew in the winter of 1989.  I had just started working for a wine merchant and was responsible for gaining listings in key restaurant accounts in central London.  I had no idea where to start, so I asked a friend of mine, Rupert Monier Williams,…
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The Great Australian Red 2022 – The Results

31st August 2022 The Great Australian Red is a wine competition created by Matthew Jukes and Tyson Stelzer to recognise and celebrate 'The blend that defines Australia': Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The Cabernet Shiraz blend is Australia’s definitive wine style - its only unique and age-worthy flagbearer to stand confidently alongside the…
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Kumeu River 2021 Vintage Launch

Kumeu River 2021 Vintage Launch 5th September 2022 2021 marks Michael Brajkovich’s 40th vintage at Kumeu, and his pithy assessment of this vintage is, “I have never seen a run of vintages of this quality before”.  Michael’s brother Paul Brajkovich presented the wines today at 67 Pall Mall, London. NV Kumeu River, Kumeu Crémant RRP…
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2019 Vin de Constance, Constantia, South Africa – a preview

2019 Vin de Constance, Constantia, South Africa approx £50.00, 500ml bottle (previous vintages were retailed by the likes of, among others - www.laywheeler.com, www.vinissimus.co.uk, www.farrvintners.com, www.bbr.com, www.frw.co.uk, www.biwine.com).    I have written up loads of previous vintages of this stellar wine, and six of them can be…
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A Wine Box worthy of serious consideration from Laylo!

Laylo Lot #11: 2021 Grüner Veltliner by Rob Krammer, Burgenland, Austria £37.99 per 2.25l box www.drinklaylo.com I like the Laylo folk, and I admire what they are doing. I have written up one of their boxes before, and a couple of others came close, too. This hit rate makes this innovative company my preferred box-specialists in the country. Lot…