Taste

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

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
I…
11th March 2017/by Matthew

Ten fantastic 2015 Rhônes to fit all purses

TEN GREAT 2015 RHONES

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

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