GRAPE VARIETIES – a short guide on what style of food to eat with each grape variety

A brief guide to what goes with what?
I could launch into a rant about…
25th November 2020/by Matthew

FOOD & WINE MATCHING – everything you ever needed to know about this mysterious art

I have written about food and wine-matching for over twenty years.  Thirteen of my…
25th November 2020/by Matthew

NEWSFLASH – 2019 Les Hauts de Saint Martin, Saint-Chinian

Last Friday I wrote up 2018 Les Hauts de Saint Martin, Saint-Chinian, Languedoc, France…
10th November 2020/by Matthew

2019 White Burgundy Previews with Goedhuis & Co.

A selection of 2019 White Burgundy Previews with Goedhuis & Co.

These wines are all previews…
28th October 2020/by Matthew

The end of the Furlough Scheme and The Drinks Trust End of Furlough Grant

The furlough scheme comes to an end on the 31st of October and is replaced by the Job Support Scheme,…
21st October 2020/by Matthew

Swinney’s Farvie Launch – my tasting notes for the event on the 9th September 2020

Swinney’s UK Farvie Launch & Portfolio Notes
at Bingham Riverhouse, Richmond
9th September 2020

16th September 2020/by Matthew

The Penfolds Collection 2020 – notes and scores

The Penfolds Collection 2020
‘A polished performance’
To be released on 6th August 2020
With notes…
22nd July 2020/by Matthew

Château La Cabanne, Pomerol – a vertical tasting

Château La Cabanne, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
A Vertical Tasting

During lockdown, it was, not…
21st July 2020/by Matthew

My interview on Chuck Cramer’s ‘On The Road’ podcast


My great friend Chuck Cramer, 'Mr Californian Wine', has launched a great, new weekly podcast…
9th July 2020/by Matthew

Announcing two forthcoming 2018 En Primeur Single Quinta Port Releases from the Symington Family

The Symingtons have produced small quantities of Vintage Port from six of their principal properties…
24th June 2020/by Matthew

My thoughts, so far, on the 2019 Bordeaux En Primeur Campaign – 15th May 2020

My thoughts, so far, on the 2019 Bordeaux En Primeur Campaign
Coronavirus has hit the world in an…
3rd June 2020/by Matthew

From a Whisper to a Shout – Whispering Angel hits the High Street

2019 Whispering Angel Rosé, Caves d’Esclans, Côtes de Provence, France
Back in January, I featured…
6th May 2020/by Matthew

2015 Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz is released today

2015 Henschke Hill of Grace & three more 2015 wines
 (The pricing and stockist information for…
6th May 2020/by Matthew

The Great Australian Red Competition 2020 on hold until 2021


Dear friends,

The uncertainty surrounding the duration of lockdowns, travel bans and…
16th April 2020/by Matthew

The Drinks Trust COVID-19 Relief Fund – Apply Now


The Drinks Trust COVID-19 financial relief fund is now open for applications. Please read…
7th April 2020/by Matthew

Six vintages of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2011 – 2017

Six vintages of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2011 - 2017

2011 (tasted January 2014)
Thoughts on…
2nd April 2020/by Matthew

The Drink Trust – supporting drinks industry people

The Drinks Trust launches campaign to support individuals in the drinks industry
Today, The Drinks Trust…
1st April 2020/by Matthew

A special message from a great friend of mine – please read and spread the word

Below my intro paragraph is a message that Alex sent out this afternoon to his friends and clients.
27th March 2020/by Matthew

The Derouet Jameson Memorial Foundation Invitation – 17th February, Vintners’ Hall, London

Click on this link to take you straight to the tickets and please do spread the word 
7th February 2020/by Matthew

My 2018 Burgundy En Primeur Report is finished – for Members only

2018 Matthew Jukes Burgundy En Primeur Report
Every evening this week I have reported on the day's important…
24th January 2020/by Matthew

Happy New Year 2020

1st January 2020/by Matthew

Jukes Cordialities – everyone needs a little Cordiality in their lives

Jukes Cordialities
'I have never found a sophisticated, adult, non-alcoholic drink that is genuinely…
17th December 2019/by Matthew

Vega-Sicilia New Release Launch Tasting – 26th November 2019

Vega-Sicilia New Release Launch Tasting 26th November 2019
These wines will be available to…
4th December 2019/by Matthew

Penfolds Collection Tasting Notes – October 2019

Penfolds Collection Tasting Notes - October 2019
 Some of all of the wines are available from the following…
23rd October 2019/by Matthew