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Some wonderful comments past & 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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2018 Henschke Single Vineyard Releases

Embargoed until 29th March 2023 ACST; The wines go on sale on 3rd May 2023 I was delighted to be invited to Henschke in late February to taste a preview of these wines. The red wines will be coming to the UK imminently.  2018 Hill of Peace - 5th release (RRP AUD 70) 100% Semillon The first release of Hill of Peace was back in 2012, and I…

The Great Australian Red Competition 2023 – The Results

History has been made with an extraordinary and unprecedented result.  The soon-to-be-released 2018 Yalumba The Caley Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz became the first four times winner of The Great Australian Red when the judging returned to the National Wine Centre in Adelaide on Friday 24th February, for the first time since 2019. The 2012 vintage…
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A preview of the outstanding 2020s from Boekenhoutskloof

  I was fortunate to catch up with Marc Kent, the pioneering winemaker behind the iconic Boekenhoutskloof range, in London yesterday to taste his beautiful, new 2020s. I am delighted to report that the ‘Seven Chairs’ have never tasted better! This year, the RRP for all four wines is £45.50.  However, Farr Vintners (www.farrvintners.com),…
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Matthew Jukes – The Finest Fifty Wines 2022 – published today!

  Over the past fortnight, I have trawled through nearly a quarter of a million words of wine notes I published last year and picked out what I call ‘The Finest Fifty Wines 2022’. These are all wines that are available to purchase today, and they cover every price point, style, and country imaginable. Available to Members only, please…
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CHRISTMAS FOOD & WINE MATCHING TIPS

APÉRITIF WINE STYLES Pre-dinner nibbles like dry roasted almonds, bruschetta, cashews, canapés, crostini, crudités, olives and gougères (those heavenly cheese puffs served by the plateful in Burgundy and Chablis) are designed to give your palate a jump-start and get your juices flowing before a feast. At this stage of the proceedings, it is…
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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…