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Breaking News – Jukes & Simpsons served at JAM on the Marsh

A wonderful message from JAM on the Marsh In a new partnership, Simpsons wines (Simpsons link) will be served at the opening and closing events of this year’s multi-arts festival, JAM on the Marsh.  Jukes Cordialities (Jukes link) will also be served as a delicious and inclusive alternative. Jukes has recently been awarded the Best Alcohol-Free…
Matthew Jukes -Articles- 100 Best Australian Wines

That’s A Wrap – 100 Best Australian Wines 2023/24 Festival Review

The 100 Best Australian Wines 2023/24 Festival Season is upon us.  I have organised four incredibly exciting new Festivals around the UK to showcase the finest Australian wines of the year.  In addition, I have planned two incredibly high-brow on-trade specialist events.  2024 is the 20th year since I started my 100 Best Australian Wines initiative,…
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A preview of next week’s release of 2019 Yalumba, The Caley Cabernet Shiraz

2019 Yalumba, The Caley, Coonawarra Cabernet & Barossa Shiraz, South Australia (Launching 1st June 2024; the UK price has yet to be announced, but the 2018 is being sold for £179 in bond per bottle at www.farrvintners.com). The facts – Winemaker - Kevin Glastonbury: Harvested - 22nd February to 9th April 2019: Blend - 77% Coonawarra Cabernet…
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An unmissable Australian Wine & Jukes Cordialities Dinner @ Bayview Restaurant, Geneva – 6th June 2024

LINK TO TICKETS & INFORMATION A couple of exciting things are happening in 2024.  This year marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of my Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines Report: an annual snapshot of the finest wines from ‘Down Under’.  It is also the year I launch the 'Ready to Pour' versions of my alcohol-free Jukes drinks in…
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2023 Bordeaux En Primeur – Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Lacoste-Borie, Brane-Cantenac & Branaire-Ducru

As my regular readers and members know, over the last couple of weeks, since this extremely early campaign kicked off, I have published 10000+ words on my favourite 2023 Bordeaux, free to view for all. This is my last preview piece, as I have a further 30000+ words yet to publish in the formal, designed and illustrated format in due course. As always,…
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2023 Bordeaux En Primeur – The Ducru Portfolio & Ausone and my picks from the Vauthier Portfolio

UNTIL MY COMPLETE 2023 BORDEAUX EN PRIMEUR REPORT IS PUBLISHED IN FULL, I WILL NOTE DOWN MY FAVOURITE EARLY-RELEASE WINES FOR YOUR PERUSAL Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (2ème Cru Saint-Julien) 85 Cabernet Sauvignon, 15 Merlot: 100% new oak – matured for 18 months: 13% alc: 3.7 pH: 89 IPT: Harvested from 8 September - 3 October It was fabulous…
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2023 Bordeaux En Primeur – The Domaine Clarence Dillon Portfolio, Gloria & Climens

UNTIL MY COMPLETE 2023 BORDEAUX EN PRIMEUR REPORT IS PUBLISHED IN FULL, I WILL NOTE DOWN MY FAVOURITE EARLY-RELEASE WINES FOR YOUR PERUSAL  A phenomenal tasting at La Mission of the Domaine Clarence Dillon Wines Château Haut-Brion Rouge (1er Cru Graves) 52.3 Merlot, 38.6 Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.1 Cabernet Franc: 68.7% new oak: 14.6% alcohol: 41…
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2023 Bordeaux En Primeur – Léoville Barton & Langoa Barton

UNTIL MY COMPLETE 2023 BORDEAUX EN PRIMEUR REPORT IS PUBLISHED IN FULL, I WILL NOTE DOWN MY FAVOURITE EARLY-RELEASE WINES FOR YOUR PERUSAL Château Léoville Barton (2ème Cru Saint-Julien) 87 Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 Merlot, 3 Cabernet Franc: 60% new oak: 13% alc: Harvested 12 September – 2 October I must admit to creating a mental picture,…
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2023 Bordeaux En Primeur – Cheval Blanc & Le Petit Cheval

UNTIL MY COMPLETE 2023 BORDEAUX EN PRIMEUR REPORT IS PUBLISHED IN FULL, I WILL NOTE DOWN MY FAVOURITE EARLY-RELEASE WINES FOR YOUR PERUSAL Château Cheval Blanc (Saint-Emilion) 52 Merlot, 46 Cabernet Franc, 2 Cabernet Sauvignon: 100% new oak (seven coopers, with a focus on medium toast, for 16-18 months) I have been talking about the human interventions…
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STATE BY STATE: A CELEBRATION OF PREMIUM AUSTRALIAN SHIRAZ 

 (for bona fide members of the UK wine trade only) Date & Time: Wednesday 15th May 10.30am-4.30pm Location: St James Room, 67 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ES  It’s time to change the narrative & rethink Premium Australian Shiraz This ground-breaking event will be an in-depth tasting to illustrate and educate how premium Australian Shiraz…
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2023 Bordeaux En Primeur – Haut-Batailley, Angélus, Carillon d’Angélus & No3

UNTIL MY COMPREHENSIVE 2023 BORDEAUX EN PRIMEUR REPORT IS PUBLISHED IN FULL, I WILL NOTE DOWN MY FAVOURITE EARLY-RELEASE WINES FOR YOUR PERUSAL Château Haut-Batailley (5ème Cru Pauillac) 71 Cabernet Sauvignon, 25 Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot: 65% new oak for 16 months: 13.2% alc: 3.69 pH: 87 IPT Haut-Batailley continues its new lease of life…