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

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

BREAKING NEWS – 2015 Winbirri Bacchus – wins World’s Best Single Varietal White Wine Award

Last summer, my wife Amelia and I drove up to the marvellous The Victoria Inn in Holkham, Norfolk.…
19th May 2017/by Matthew

A fascinating Descendientes de J. Palacios En Primeur Tasting

Descendientes de J. Palacios En Primeur Tasting
I was fortunate to taste with Álvaro Palacios and…
15th March 2017/by Matthew

Events update – incredible 100 Best Roadshow tour dates & The Pickled Fork Pop Up

Here are the next few incredible 100 Best Roadshow dates hosted by yours truly and The Pickled Fork Pop…
13th March 2017/by Matthew

2007 Bordeaux Retrospective (73 top Châteaux including 17 ‘QP’ wines) – hosted by BI Wine

2007 Bordeaux Retrospective – 10 Years On
hosted by BI Wine www.biwine.com tel. 020 7269 0703
11th March 2017/by Matthew

Ten fantastic 2015 Rhônes to fit all purses


The wine of the day
We all need a bit of Rhône in our lives and so I visited…
8th March 2017/by Matthew

A crazy month for Events – check out this list and book up your tickets!

The next few weeks are packed with incredible events.  Here is a list with click throughs to all of…
28th February 2017/by Matthew

2015 Garrus & 2015 Les Clans – the elite new releases from Château d’Esclans

The finest rosés in the world

How much fun is a one horse race?  I suppose that depends on whether…
15th February 2017/by Matthew

English Wine Masterclass at The Palace of Westminster – 6th February 2017

English Wine Masterclass at The Palace of Westminster
6th February 2017

I was delighted to be asked…
12th February 2017/by Matthew

2016 Whispering Angel Rosé, Sacha Lichine, Caves d’Esclans, Côtes de Provence, France

2016 Whispering Angel, Sacha Lichine, Caves d'Esclans, Côtes de Provence, France
The world's most…
23rd December 2016/by Matthew

Vega-Sicilia New Release Tasting at Berry Bros. & Rudd

2012 Pintia, Toro - 100% Tinta de Toro (6 x 75cl - £210.00 IB, www.bbr.com).

Very fruit-driven…
15th December 2016/by Matthew

2007 Bollinger La Grande Année, Champagne, France


The Stats - 70% Pinot Noir & 30% Chardonnay, this spectacular Champagne is mainly drawn…
9th December 2016/by Matthew

100 Best Australian Wines Launch in Guangzhou, China

The Canton Tower, Guangzhou
I have just returned from the first ever 100 Best Australian Wines Launch…
11th November 2016/by Matthew

The Captain Courageous Wine Dinner 2016 at The Lane Vineyard & Restaurant

The aim of Captain Courageous is to help find a cure for children…
29th October 2016/by Matthew

Bollinger La Réserve & Galerie 1829 Launch & Ayala.. Portfolio Tasting

Bollinger La Réserve & Galerie 1829 Launch - 21st June 2016
I was very privileged to be invited…
27th October 2016/by Matthew

Degustation 4 Dignity 2016 in aid of St Mary’s House of Welcome, Melbourne

On 23rd September, in Fitzroy Town Hall, Melbourne, we attempted do do something never done before…
26th October 2016/by Matthew

Dom Pérignon Plénitude 2 Rosé Tasting – 20th October 2016

With Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy
Before I give you my tasting notes, here are a few of Richard's unique…
25th October 2016/by Matthew

The Penfolds Collection Releases 2016

The Penfolds Collection Tasting - 11th October 2016
The wines go on sale 20th October 2016

20th October 2016/by Matthew