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Matthew Jukes

Matthew Jukes is a winner of the International Wine and Spirit Competition's Communicator of the Year Trophy. He has been the MoneyWeek wine correspondent since 2006 and his four highly-acclaimed, annual wine Reports, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Piemonte and 100 Best Australian Wines are published on his website www.matthewjukes.com.

Wine of the week: a Burgundy with rakish swagger
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Wine of the week: a Burgundy with rakish swagger

I cannot think of a finer value red Burgundy on the shelves today, says Matthew Jukes.
20 Nov 2020
Wine of the week: a Rabelaisian delight
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Wine of the week: a Rabelaisian delight

This South African red is one of the most elegant and luxurious wines of the year.
13 Nov 2020
Wine of the week: a perfectly balanced beauty
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Wine of the week: a perfectly balanced beauty

This insanely inexpensive, obscenely-easy-to-get-hold-of wine is the best-value Rhône-shaped red in the country.
6 Nov 2020
Wine of the week: the most magical Douro white in existence
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Wine of the week: the most magical Douro white in existence

This wine's flavour confounds the senses and tantalises your taste buds, says Matthew Jukes.
30 Oct 2020
Wine of the week: an opinionated shiraz from the Clare Valley
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Wine of the week: an opinionated shiraz from the Clare Valley

This inky and powerful Australian red comes with one of the most affordable price tags for a wine of this build-quality. 
23 Oct 2020
Wine of the week: a mind-blowingly exciting aperitif
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Wine of the week: a mind-blowingly exciting aperitif

This riesling is a bargain and a beauty. And at a sniff under 20 quid, it is positively irresistible.
16 Oct 2020
Wine of the week: one of the greatest grenaches
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Wine of the week: one of the greatest grenaches

This very serious Australian red tastes like nothing else made from Grenache, says Matthew Jukes.
2 Oct 2020
Wine of the week: an out-of-body experience
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Wine of the week: an out-of-body experience

This is one of the most grown-up and exacting Spanish white wines I have tasted in years, says Matthew Jukes.
25 Sep 2020
Wine of the week: an unnervingly serious Bojo
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Wine of the week: an unnervingly serious Bojo

This stunning Beaujolais combines a cherry fruitiness with a stern backbone of minerality and rigidity.
22 Sep 2020
Wine of the week: load up on this stellar Beaujolais
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Wine of the week: load up on this stellar Beaujolais

With wild, red-berry fruit and a dusting of earthiness and gaminess, this is one of the most thirst-quenching and yet classy wines I have tasted this …
11 Sep 2020
Wine of the week: three South African stunners
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Wine of the week: three South African stunners

Matthew Jukes picks three three beautiful, perfectly priced wines from one of the most famous estates in the whole of the Cape.
4 Sep 2020
Wine of the week: Charles Dickens’ favourite tipple
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Wine of the week: Charles Dickens’ favourite tipple

This is the most remarkable young Vin de Constance I have ever tasted, says Matthew Jukes.
28 Aug 2020
A top-level vermentino that just keeps giving
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A top-level vermentino that just keeps giving

This Sardinian white brings loads of vitality and a racy, stone-fruit-bitterness to a fine lunch.
21 Aug 2020
Wine of the week: the epitome of affordable elegance
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Wine of the week: the epitome of affordable elegance

The flavour of this bubbly obliterates all but a handful of Champagnes with three-digit price tags.
17 Aug 2020
Wine of the week: a staggering Bacchanalian creation
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Wine of the week: a staggering Bacchanalian creation

With uncommon texture, palate plushness and perfect balance, this wine is a different take on the Bacchus grape, says Matthew Jukes.
7 Aug 2020
Wine of the week: a perfect and thrilling tightrope routine
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Wine of the week: a perfect and thrilling tightrope routine

This is a delicious and well-thought-through wine with delicacy and considerable richness in perfect harmony.
31 Jul 2020
Wine of the week: a genuinely unique new rosé
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Wine of the week: a genuinely unique new rosé

This scintillating new English rosé is like no other I have ever tasted, says Matthew Jukes.
24 Jul 2020
Wine of the week: an eruption of intense flavour from Etna
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Wine of the week: an eruption of intense flavour from Etna

This Italian white could herald one of the most welcome renaissances in the modern wine world.
17 Jul 2020
Wine of the week: one for the ardent oak-lovers
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Wine of the week: one for the ardent oak-lovers

This 2018 Cordillera is a handsome, flavour-packed, expressive wine with perfectly balanced, hedonistic levels of oak.
10 Jul 2020
Wine of the week: a new dawn for Douro reds
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Wine of the week: a new dawn for Douro reds

Many Douro red wines seem to lack polish and sophistication. Not this one.
3 Jul 2020
Wine of the week: a phenomenal, plush chardonnay
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Wine of the week: a phenomenal, plush chardonnay

With stunning depth and juiciness, plush, but controlled oak and serious length, this is a phenomenal wine.
26 Jun 2020
Wine of the week: a simply perfect English sparkler
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Wine of the week: a simply perfect English sparkler

This is, without doubt, the most resonant and beautiful English wine I have ever tasted.
19 Jun 2020
Wine of the week: an unusual, sensual creature
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Wine of the week: an unusual, sensual creature

This luxuriously appointed Barbaresco contains hedonistic edges that gently tease the palate.
12 Jun 2020
Wine of the week: two rare but brilliant English sparkling wines from Fox & Fox
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Wine of the week: two rare but brilliant English sparkling wines from Fox & Fox

These two new releases are worthy of extremely high praise.
5 Jun 2020
Wine of the week: five exquisite creations from Burgundy
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Wine of the week: five exquisite creations from Burgundy

This is an absolute gem of a quintet from Burgundy – and you must taste them all, says Matthew Jukes.
29 May 2020
Wine of the week: the masters of merlot
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Wine of the week: the masters of merlot

Leave your expensive clarets in the cellar and crack on with this terrific wine, says Matthew Jukes.
22 May 2020
A pulse-quickening sherry
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A pulse-quickening sherry

Matthew Jukes tastes a bone dry, palate-invigorating, sharply tangy sherry.
15 May 2020
A joyous Bojo and a classic white Burg
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A joyous Bojo and a classic white Burg

An epic Beaujolais Cru with a tiny price tag, and a good old classic, infantryman white Burgundy.
8 May 2020
Wine of the week: a mind-blowing rosé
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Wine of the week: a mind-blowing rosé

People go gaga for this sophisticated, amazing, Provençal rosé.
1 May 2020
Wine of the week: a simply sensational Champagne
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Wine of the week: a simply sensational Champagne

This 2007 is one of only a handful of truly great Champagnes I have tasted in the last 12 months, says Matthew Jukes.
24 Apr 2020
Wine of the week: a dark-hued, spicy, berry-stuffed beauty
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Wine of the week: a dark-hued, spicy, berry-stuffed beauty

The balance of fruit and acidity is pinpoint accurate in this Italian red that's perfect for drinking now.
17 Apr 2020
Wine of the week: a unique and very special pinot noir from New Zealand
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Wine of the week: a unique and very special pinot noir from New Zealand

The fruit in this Kiwi pinot noir is direct, pure and resonant, summing up the winemaker's intent in a single sip. 
7 Apr 2020
Wine of the week: a fascinating and memorable Italian red
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Wine of the week: a fascinating and memorable Italian red

You will fall under this wine’s spell in just one sip.
3 Apr 2020
Wine of the week: an extraordinary Champagne going cheap
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Wine of the week: an extraordinary Champagne going cheap

This is a stellar Champagne made from perfect ingredients.
27 Mar 2020
Wine of the week: the most memorable gig in the wine world
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Wine of the week: the most memorable gig in the wine world

Every so often a bottle of white Rhône sneaks up on my palate and completely blows me away.
20 Mar 2020
Wine of the week: a truly sublime Gavi
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Wine of the week: a truly sublime Gavi

This Gavi producer makes some of the most sensual and rewarding styles of white wine in Italy.
13 Mar 2020