Taste

Vega Sicilia launch 8th December 2017

Vega Sicilia launch 8th December 2017
All pricing has been confirmed this morning by Berry Bros. &…
8th December 2017/by Matthew

Yalumba Tasting with winemaker Natalie Cleghorn

A medley of Barossa and Eden images,
with Yalumba's incredible renovated cellars, centre left,
5th December 2017/by Matthew

Turkey Flat with Christie & Alex Schulz and winemaker Mark Bulman

I visited Turkey Flat in October and tasted and toured with Christie and Alex Schulz and winemaker Mark…
5th December 2017/by Matthew

A week in Piemonte – preparing for my Piemonte Report 2018

I have just spent an incredible week in Piemonte tasting wines for my new 2018 Piemonte Report to…
26th November 2017/by Matthew

A stunning tasting at Henschke with Stephen & Justine, which included a ‘perfect’ wine

Henschke, Eden Valley, South Australia

I popped into Henschke for a quick tasting and came away…
19th November 2017/by Matthew

Beaujolais Nouveau Day – 16th November 2017

I gave up on Beaujolais Nouveau a long time ago.  I always seem to remember the date though - it's the…
14th November 2017/by Matthew

A remarkable tasting of the Domaine Naturaliste portfolio of wines with Bruce Dukes

Domaine Naturaliste, Margaret River, Western Australia
with winemaker Bruce Dukes


I enjoyed a fascinating…
10th November 2017/by Matthew

2012 Brunello di Montalcino, Tenute Silvio Nardi, Tuscany, Italy

Every once in a while I taste a Brunello di Montalcino which really hits the spot.  Regular readers…
10th November 2017/by Matthew

Two fascinating Barossa wineries both with a desire to develop international listings

Barossa Valley - more notes, this time from two new names to me.
I always try to taste some new wineries…
9th November 2017/by Matthew

Two epic wines with Ben Glaetzer – with a world first scoop!

It is always energising spending time with Ben Glaetzer, so I was looking forward to catching up with…
9th November 2017/by Matthew

A Torbreck World First Preview Tasting with Ian Hongell & Andrew Tierney

Torbreck Tasting at the Winery with Ian Hongell & Andrew Tierney
17th October 2017
I recently spent…
5th November 2017/by Matthew

Thank you to all of my international Friends and Members

Dear Friends and Members,

A year on from launching my upgraded website design, together with the Friends…
3rd November 2017/by Matthew

Penfolds g3 – a remarkable new wine from Peter Gago

This copy is embargoed until 19th October 2017
Penfolds g3 - tasted with winemaker Peter Gago on 13th…
18th October 2017/by Matthew

A new identity for Billecart-Salmon and the launch of the 2006 Cuvées Louis & Nicolas François

Billecart-Salmon Launch of the new 2006 Cuvées Louis & Nicolas François and the new branding identity…
9th October 2017/by Matthew

Craggy Range Prestige Collection releases with winemaker Matt Stafford

Craggy Range new releases with winemaker Matt Stafford

2017 Te Muna Road Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc,…
5th October 2017/by Matthew

2015 Bordeaux Cru Bourgeois tasting in London

2015 Bordeaux Cru Bourgeois Tasting in Carlton House Terrace - September 2017
I attended this tasting…
5th October 2017/by Matthew

The Penfolds Collection 2017 – first impressions

The Penfolds Collection 2017 tasted with Peter Gago 13th September 2017
Embargoed until 5th October…
4th October 2017/by Matthew

33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction exceeds expectations – breaking news

Here is a news item on the Auction held last Saturday, which I trailed last week with my picks of the…
2nd October 2017/by Matthew

Highlights from The 2017 Cape Winemakers Guild Auction 30 September 2017 Preview Tasting

Cape Winemakers Guild 33rd Auction, Spier Conference Centre, Stellenbosch, South Africa – Saturday…
27th September 2017/by Matthew

Wynns Coonawarra Estate ‘Black Label’ Cabernet Sauvignon 60th vintage celebration with winemaker Sue Hodder

Wynns Coonawarra Estate 'Black Label' Cabernet Sauvignon 60th vintage celebration with winemaker Sue…
25th September 2017/by Matthew

Two very rare bottlings from The Lane Vineyard’s Gathering Club Collection

I was afforded a very rare privilege the other day. Marty Edwards brought over two bottles from his exceptional…
25th September 2017/by Matthew

Vasse Felix vertical and launch of Tom Cullity presented by winemaker Virginia Willcock

 Tom Cullity Launch presented by Vasse Felix winemaker Virginia Willcock


Dr Thomas Brendan Cullity…
20th September 2017/by Matthew

Hentley Farm new release tasting with winemaker Andrew Quin

Hentley Farm, Barossa Valley, South Australia with winemaker Andrew Quin
18th September 2017


Earlier…
18th September 2017/by Matthew

2016 Chateau d’Esclans Elite Rosé Releases – first taste

2016 Chateau d'Esclans Elite Rosé Releases

2016 Les Clans
There is precocity and coquettishness…
12th July 2017/by Matthew