Taste

My 25 Hand-Picked Wineries of the Year in South Africa’s Brand New Wine Magazine – Classic Wine

After an ‘epiphanic’ trip earlier this year, Matthew Jukes’ view of SA has changed through his interaction with the recent resurgence of ‘Young Guns’ and their sensational wine.  I don’t necessarily use the term Young Guns for any particular age group of winemakers because I believe that it is more of a mindset than a birth date.  To…

A link to my Selector Magazine article on the Stonier International Pinot Noir Tastings

http://www.selectormagazine.com.au/Wine/Articles/Wine-Stories/Wine-Opinions-and-Trends/Matthew-Jukes-SIPNOT-tasting

Australian Wine Trade Flood Relief Raffle

Australian wine industry rallies behind flood victims despite economic blow The Australian wine industry, many of whom are facing a year of economic uncertainty as a result of the recent floods - on top of increasing costs and international competition - have banded together in an unprecedented show of generosity by the industry for flood victims. More…

Redhook Wine Tasting – thank you all for coming!

Last night we tasted and munched our way through one of the greatest line ups of wine and food I have ever had the pleasure of hosting.  The winemakers were on stellar form and the crowd took to the challenge of sixteen wines, sixteen canapés and then dinner in style. We will do it again. Watch this website! Cheers. An Unprecedented Wine Event at…

The Ultimate ‘Michelin Wines’ – from Bibendum Restaurant’s Michelin House Centenary Celebrations

Bibendum Restaurant's ‘Michelin Wines' As part of the celebrations of the Michelin House's Centenary last week, Michelin held a week of lunches and dinners for the crème de la crème of the UK restaurant scene and every single Michelin starred chef was invited to attend.  Media coverage of this historic event was amazing and 143 stars were handed…

William Curley Chocolate and Wine event – 20 October 2010

I am hosting another of my amazing chocolate and wine matching tastings next week!  Be there. To be held at - William Curley Belgravia, 198 Ebury Street, London SW1W8UN On - Wednesday 20 October 2010 Timings - 19.00-21.00 For tickets ring Ben at Quintessentially Wine on 0845 224 9261

The Stonier International Pinot Noir Tasting, 6 September 2010, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

The Stonier International Pinot Noir Tasting, 6 September 2010, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne   This prestigious event is an annual blind tasting of twelve top Pinot Noirs from around the world, chosen by Mike Symons (winemaker at Stonier, one of the shining stars in the Mornington Peninsula) and a handful of sage (sworn to secrecy)…

60 Best New Zealand Wines 2010

Theis list represents this 60 finest wines that I tasted at the Annual New Zealnd Trade Tsting in January 2010  2008 Alpha Domus ,The Wingwalker, Viognier, Hawke's Bay £13.99 2008 Alpha Domus, The Pilot, Chardonnay, Hawke's Bay £10.99 2009 Astrolabe, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough £14.99 2007 Astrolabe, Pinot Noir, Marlborough £16.99 2008 Ata…

National Wine Show, Australia – Results November 2009

Matthew has been away in Australia of late visiting winemakers, organising TouchWine - his charity event for the Hutt Street Centre for the homeless in Adelaide (sadly postponed due to 40 degree heat - but look out for a new date in the New Year), and judging the National Wine Show in Canberra. The National Wine Show is the premier wine show in Australia's…

Matthew’s Top 50 South African Wines February 2009

vintage wine style 2005 Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs Fizz 2008 FirstCape Winemaker's Selection Chenin Blanc / Chardonnay White 2008 Fish Hoek Chenin Blanc White 2008 Raats Original Chenin Blanc White 2008 Reyneke Chenin Blanc White 2008 Graham Beck Gamekeeper's Reserve Chenin Blanc White 2007 Rudera Chenin Blanc  White 2007 Ken Forrester…

Matthew Jukes 60 Best New Zealand Wines 2009

Yesterday we launched our 60 Best New Zealand Wines 2009 at the annual New Zealand trade tasting and consumer event at Lords Cricket Ground in London. This is the culmination of a year of tasting New Zealand wines, with the added focus of selecting from only those wines actually at the tasting.(for region and pricing information, please see the full…