Taste

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

 
I…
20th October 2016/by Matthew

A stunning day in Paris leaves me reeling with excitement – English Sparkling makes its mark!

Has English Sparkling Wine come of age?
Earlier this year, I came up with an idea to pit a few elite…
21st April 2016/by Matthew

Jim Barry, The Armagh Shiraz, Clare Valley, South Australia – 30 Year Vertical Tasting

Jim Barry, The Armagh Shiraz, Clare Valley, South Australia
a thirty year vertical hosted by Peter,…
18th December 2015/by Matthew

Wendouree, Clare Valley, South Australia – 2013 Releases

Wendouree 2013 Releases – all of these wines sold out on release

I was fortunate to taste through…
17th December 2015/by Matthew

2006 Dom Pérignon & 2004 Dom Pérignon Rosé Launch

2006 Dom Pérignon & 2004 Dom Pérignon Rosé Launch
and recent vintage vertical tasting with Richard…
17th December 2015/by Matthew

2006 Veuve Clicquot, La Grande Dame & 2006 Veuve Clicquot, La Grande Dame Rosé

2006 Veuve Clicquot, La Grande Dame
&
2006 Veuve Clicquot, La Grande Dame Rosé
Launch tasting…
17th December 2015/by Matthew

2014 Rosé releases from Château d’Esclans, Côtes de Provence

2014 Rosé releases from Château d’Esclans, Côtes de Provence
I visited Château d’Esclans in…
25th September 2015/by Matthew

Cape Winemakers Guild Auction, 3rd October, Stellenbosch, South Africa – A Preview

Cape Winemakers Guild Auction, Stellenbosch, South Africa – Saturday 3rd October 2015 contact (kate@capewinemakersguild.com…
18th September 2015/by Matthew

Wine Rules introduces Degustation for Dignity in Melbourne 2nd October 2015

9th July 2015/by Matthew

2014 Felton Road Pinot Noir Releases

2014 Felton Road Pinot Noir Releases
 

2014 Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir

It is clear…
8th July 2015/by Matthew

HM The Queen honours WSET for teaching the world about wine

HM THE QUEEN HONOURS BRITISH ORGANISATION FOR TEACHING THE WORLD ABOUT WINE
 

Wine & Spirit…
21st April 2015/by Matthew

2005 Bollinger La Grande Année and La Grande Année Rosé World Launch

2005 Bollinger La Grande Année and La Grande Année Rosé World Launch at the Royal Opera House, London

President…
3rd April 2015/by Matthew

Vega-Sicila New Release Tasting 2015

Vega-Sicilia New Release Tasting 2015
 

There is always enormous anticipation surrounding the new…
7th March 2015/by Matthew

Wine Score Conversion Chart – Matthew Jukes

WINE SCORES
As a wine taster and writer I prefer you to read my words rather than focus on my scores. …
2nd February 2015/by Matthew

Two Burns Night Whiskies for your delectation

Two Fascinating Burns Night Whiskies
The Balvenie Caribbean Cask, Aged 14 Years, Speyside Single Malt…
24th January 2015/by Matthew

2013 Domaine Weinbach, Alsace – The Report

2013 Domaine Weinbach
Definitive Alsace

I have already nailed my colours to the mast by listing Domaine…
23rd January 2015/by Matthew

2005 Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Françaises – Happy New Year

2005 Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Françaises
The finest wine imaginable to usher in 2015


Bollinger’s…
31st December 2014/by Matthew

Drop the Duty – a new campaign to reduce duty by 2%

UK distillers and the wine industry have launched the ‘Drop the Duty!’ campaign calling for a 2%…
28th December 2014/by Matthew

For the avoidance of doubt – a note on wine writer ethics

A note on wine writer ethics

I have recently been invited to attend a wine conference/tasting event…
23rd November 2014/by Matthew

International influencers set to explore Australia’s culinary delights

I am looking forward to attending this experience and will report back on 'the most extraordinary dining…
21st October 2014/by Matthew

The Penfolds Collection is launched today – here are my notes and scores

Penfolds Collection Tasting - 10th September 2014
(Notes embargoed until 1st October.  Wines go on…
1st October 2014/by Matthew