2013 Grosses Gewächs from Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl, Pfalz

New Releases from Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl, Pfalz

Here are some brief tasting notes on the beautiful…
29th September 2014/by Matthew

2009 Vin de Constance, Klein Constantia, South Africa – first taste

2009 Vin de Constance, Klein Constantia, South Africa
Klein Constantia winemaker Matt Day was in…
21st September 2014/by Matthew

Yvonne May – we will never forget her.

The 100 Best Australian Wines launch in June this year raising a large wine trade glass to our dear…
1st September 2014/by Matthew

2002 Salon and 2002 Bollinger R.D. – first impressions of the two iconic faces of Champagne

2002 Bollinger R.D. - 2002 is the fiftieth anniversary of Bollinger’s staggering tour de force R.D. …
25th March 2014/by Matthew

Penfolds 170th Anniversary Launch of Bin Series, Icon and Luxury collections

Penfolds 170th Anniversary Launch
from 23rd February 2014
Here are my notes on the Penfolds ‘Bin…
1st March 2014/by Matthew

The phenomenal wines of G.D. Vajra, Barolo, Piemonte, Italy

I am very grateful to Francesca Vaira for sending me…
20th December 2013/by Matthew

English Wine Producers Communicator of the Year 2013 – Thank you for this honour!

2nd August 2013/by Matthew

The Launch of 2000 Bollinger RD en Jeroboam in London

One of those rare days in the wine business.
The Launch of 2000 Bollinger RD and a mini-vertical with…
19th July 2013/by Matthew

The PIWOSA London Launch – my pick of the wines

PIWOSA Tasting, Soho, London, June 2013
The Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa collaboration…
18th July 2013/by Matthew

A link to Victoria Moore’s excellent Telegraph article on my 100 Best Australian Wines

15th June 2013/by Matthew

2013 releases from Caves d’Esclans, La Motte en Provence

2013 releases from Caves d’Esclans
2011 Déssse, Astrée, Caves d’Esclans, Vin de Pays du Var
2nd June 2013/by Matthew

2011 Vintage Port Release with my scores/20

2011 Vintage Port Release
Scores out of twenty and then listed in my preferred order within each score…
2nd June 2013/by Matthew

Ornellaia 25 Year Anniversary Celebration – a vertical tasting at Sotheby’s

Ornellaia 25 Year Anniversary Celebration
16th May 2013
With winemaker Axel Heinz
Raw notes from the…
31st May 2013/by Matthew

2004 Dom Pérignon – first taste

First thoughts on 2004 Dom Pérignon
I met with Vincent Chaperon on the day of the launch and here are…
27th May 2013/by Matthew

Winner of the Journalist Award 2013 – Portuguese Wine Awards

I was delighted to be awarded this Journalist Award last night at the Potuguese Embassy.  Many thanks…
6th March 2013/by Matthew

2011 Bekkers, Syrah, McLaren Vale, South Australia – first taste

A quick post on a wondrous bottle of wine which Toby and Emmanuelle Bekkers posted to me this week. …
21st December 2012/by Matthew

Essential reading for every man over the age of forty

This timely and well-written piece is essential reading for every single man over the age of 40.  I…
4th October 2012/by Matthew

My new book jacket for 100 Most Iconic Wine Estates – on sale October 2012

16th September 2012/by Matthew

A Treasure Chest of 29 South Africa gems published in Classic Wine in South Africa this month

A Treasure Chest of 29 gems (in order of lightest to heaviest whites, then reds, then sweeties) published…
24th February 2012/by Matthew

Honorary Australian of the Year 2012 – Matthew Jukes



I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I have been made Honorary Australian…
25th January 2012/by Matthew

Marty Edwards from The Lane Masterclass/Dinner – 23rd January

An Incredible evening with Marty Edwards of The Lane
I am immensely proud to announce a one-off evening…
13th January 2012/by Matthew

The Stonier International Pinot Noir Tasting 2011

I was honoured to MC the 12th Stonier International Pinot Noir Tasting last November at the National…
7th January 2012/by Matthew

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…
7th January 2012/by Matthew

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

19th July 2011/by Matthew