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A spotlight on Jukes Cordialities – the finest alcohol-free drinks imaginable

www.jukescordialities.com If you are looking for healthy, sophisticated, and delicious alcohol-free drinks for the New Year, then look no further.
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Newsflash – Hedonism Wines Unveils Groundbreaking Online Auction Platform

LONDON, NOVEMBER 2023 – Hedonism Wines is thrilled to announce the launch of its online auction platform. Making its debut on the 13th of November, the inaugural auction will comprise 100 lots, featuring an array of fine wines and rare spirits. The first auction sets itself apart by offering a unique proposition - zero commission - charged…
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Fine Wine Newsflash – Goedhuis & Co and Waddesdon Wine Announce Merger

EMBARGOED: 12PM 3 NOVEMBER 2023 Goedhuis & Co and Waddesdon Wine Announce Merger to Form Goedhuis Waddesdon Goedhuis & Co and Waddesdon Wine are pleased to announce they have signed an agreement to merge, effective from 3 November 2023. Both companies will initially continue to trade under their existing names while the two businesses are…
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Nicolas & Jay’s 2021s

It was a great pleasure to meet Jay Boberg on his recent trip to London. I often say this when I write about great wines, so here I go again, but please do refer to this winery’s website because there is so much more information than I could ever hope to note down in a speedy tasting! You can read about the 2018s here and 2019s here. In…
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2020 Chianti Classico, Banfi – a delicious wine / a hilarious press release!

I am sent press upwards of ten wine press releases every day. I rarely read them. For some reason, though, I read this one after tasting this wine!  I only read it because I loved the flavour of this newly released Chianti.  Ocado is listed as a stockist at £18.50  and Bon Coeur also stocks this wine at £19.40 if you buy it by the case of six…
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Save the Date – The Launch of 100 Best Australian Wines Report 2023/24

SAVE THE DATE - 26th SEPTEMBER 2023 I will launch the 20th-anniversary edition of my 100 Best Australian Wines Report at Australian House, Strand, London on the afternoon of Tuesday 26th September 2023.  Invitations will be sent out in June to select wine trade and press.    
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Tamarind Mayfair, Wine & Me

Tamarind Mayfair 20 Queen St, London W1J 5PR "The finest Indian Restaurant in London" As many of you know, I have worked in the wine trade for 37 years. While I now specialise in writing for matthewjukes.com, I have been fortunate to work in all sides of the wine business, from retail, wholesaling, buying, and for 30 of these years, I wrote wine…
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Hallstein Artesian Water – Grand Cru Refreshment

      I have experienced the 'water sommelier' phenomenon a couple of times. While I used to find it somewhat ridiculous, I now read the water menu and endeavour to make an informed choice. There are those water brands I don't fancy ordering - simply because I'm not too fond of the taste. And others I find acceptable - of…
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100 Best Australian Wines Roadshow 2022/23 – FINAL UPDATE

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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Swinney Wine Dinner and Vertical Tasting, presented by Matthew Jukes

6th June 2023; 18.30; £99 per person Smith & Wollensky 1-11 John Adam Street London WC2N 6HT link to tickets here Swinney are renowned growers of top-quality grapes in the exceptional Frankland River region. The best of the best (less than 5% of total production) goes into the Swinney label. Of this, only fruit of ultimate quality makes it…
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Celebrating 60 years of Henschke’s Legendary Hill of Grace

This essay was first published on the Club Oenologique website on 12th April 2023 Here is a link to the full article Stephen and Prue Henschke welcomed a group of Australian wine writers, and yours truly, to their newly renovated cellar door for a one-off celebration of Hill of Grace to mark 60 years of its production while at the same time launching…
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Sandford Orchards – A Cider Eureka Moment

Sandford Devon Red Supreme Cider £29.00 for 12 x 500ml bottles (£2.42 each) HERE Sanfrod Reserve Fine Cask-Aged Cider £32.50 for 12 x 500ml bottles (£2.71 each) HERE I visited the incredible Darts Farm, near Topsham in Devon to host a leg of my 100 Best Australian Wines Roadshow and I was fortunate to spend the evening with Michael and James…