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The Great Australian Red Competition comes to London for the very first time

The Great Australian Red comes to London and you can taste all of the wines!   The 2019 Trophy Matthew Jukes and Tyson Stelzer invite you to join them to taste every entry in their iconic wine competition, The Great Australian Red, at 67 Pall Mall at 18.30 on Wednesday 31st August. Celebrating the heavenly amalgam of Cabernet Sauvignon…
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Sandeman 50-Year-Old Tawny Port, Portugal – a sneak preview

Sandeman, 50-Year-Old Tawny Port, Portugal RRP £330, from selected merchants in early September Official Blurb - Carefully crafted by head winemaker Luís Sottomayor, who was named International Wine Challenge Fortified Winemaker of the Year 2022 last month, the 50-Year-Old Tawny is a blend of wines aged 40-70 years in Sandeman's historic cellars…
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Please support this terrific initiative – A democratically-produced Alvarinho from Portugal!

 www.notyetnamedwineco.com Alex Brogan and Manuel Cerdeira are first-year oenology students at Plumpton College who are going to make their first wine in Portugal this year. They've teamed up with Quinta de Soalheiro to make an Alvarinho with a bit of a difference. The twist is that they are selling the wine now before the grapes are even picked…
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The Jukes Three Box Set – the ultimate alcohol-free tasting experience

The Jukes Three Box Set £117 reduced to £105 Our default selection is one box of each of Jukes 1, Jukes 6 and Jukes 8 but you can mix and match as you desire! So, make your own set of 3 boxes and choose from: Jukes 1 'The Classic White': Citrus & herbal Jukes 2 'The Bright Red': Autumnal red with red fruit layers and faint smokiness Jukes…
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The Penfolds Collection 2022 – full notes and scores

Peter Gago launches The Penfolds Collection 2022 Embargoed until 21st July I was delighted to taste these wines with Peter Gago and also Jancis Robinson. The prices shown are Australian RRPs AUSTRALIA WHITE 2021 Penfolds, Bin 311 Chardonnay, Australia (AUD50) 100% Chardonnay 12.5% alc. Nine months in French oak barriques (38% new and…
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A legendary Quinta do Noval & Nacional Vertical tasting – 21 June 2022

A Legendary Quinta do Noval & Nacional Vertical tasting at Spring Restaurant London 21 June 2022 Nacional is one of the rarest and longest-lived wines on earth, and there are only a couple of others of this level of quality, so just tasting these wines in a flight such as the one today is a remarkable moment in one’s wine career. This is only…
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Matthew Jukes 2021 Bordeaux En Primeur Report – IS NOW LIVE

MATTHEW JUKES 2021 BORDEAUX EN PRIMEUR REPORT IS NOW LIVE Join matthewjukes.com as a Member for £60 (plus VAT) to access all of my in-depth annual Reports, including my 2021 Bordeaux EP Report, 2020 Burgundy En Primeur Report, 2022 Piemonte Report (published later this month), and my 100 Best Australian Wines Report 2022 (published later this year),…
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JUKES Sparkling Pinot Noir – is launched with national distribution.

The Genesis of Jukes Sparkling Pinot Noir Early one morning in the autumn of 2020, I arrived at Arch 40, in Battersea, where we make Jukes Cordialities in order to taste our latest batch of drinks ahead of them being bottled. The Victorian railway arches where we and around 40 other small businesses work are always buzzing in the early hours, receiving…
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2017 Single Vineyard Releases from Henschke

2017s from Henschke Embargoed until 28th March 2022 It is always a pleasure to taste with the Henschkes, and this year, it was another Zoom affair.   This year the focus is on the Single Vineyard Releases of the 2017 vintage.  They kindly threw in a bottle of Keynton Euphonium for good measure, not least because it falls into consideration…
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Eight vintages of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti including the recently released 2019s

Eight vintages of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti including the recently released 2019s 2019s from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (tasted February 2022) Only DRC could make a vintage comparison for the 2019 harvest as far back in time as 1865. Rather gratifyingly, they note that last year’s 2018 release (which was not tasted in London thanks…
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First Taste – 2019 Ornellaia, Bolgheri Superiore, Tuscany, Italy

2019 Ornellaia, Bolgheri Superiore, Tuscany, Italy 2019 Ornellaia is the thirty-sixth vintage (a 1984 was apparently made but never sold) of this iconic ‘Super-Tuscan’ wine, and it is sure to grab headlines worldwide on its release on La Place de Bordeaux on the 1st April this year.  The wine itself is a suitably impressive beast, and the artwork…
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First taste – 2021 Whispering Angel, Caves d’Esclans

2021 Whispering Angel, Caves d'Esclans, Sacha Lichine, Côtes de Provence, France   RRP £20.00, www.finewinedirect.co.uk  I was unpacking a few cases of wine on New Year's Eve and popping the bottles into gaps in my cellar when I came across a plain brown single bottle sample box.  How had I missed this?  Perhaps my wife had signed for…