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Matthew Jukes

Matthew Jukes has worked in the UK wine business for well over three decades and during this time has written 14 wine books.  

Matthew regularly lectures, judges, speaks at wine conferences and runs masterclass tastings for both corporate and private clients all over the world. Matthew is also the creator of his ground-breaking initiative, the One Day Wine School, an indulgent day of tasting and learning first performed in 2006.

He has been the MoneyWeek wine correspondent since 2006 and has written a weekly column for the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine since 1999. His four highly-acclaimed, annual wine reports – the Burgundy En Primeur Report, the Bordeaux En Primeur Report, the Piemonte Report and the 100 Best Australian Wines – are published on his website, www.matthewjukes.com.

Matthew is one of the world’s leading experts on Australian wine and, with Brisbane-based wine writer Tyson Stelzer, runs an annual competition in Australia to find ‘The Great Australian Red’.  He was made Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK at the 2012 Australia Day Foundation Gala dinner. 

Matthew is a winner of the International Wine and Spirit Competition's Communicator of the Year Trophy.  His thoughts, recommendations and tastings notes are followed very closely by the wine world at large.

 

​​​​​​​2020 Rall: a triumphant syrah
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​​​​​​​2020 Rall: a triumphant syrah

A triumphant incarnation of the syrah grape from one of South Africa’s superstar winemakers.
14 Jun 2022
2021 Akitu: New Zealand’s finest “white” pinot noir
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2021 Akitu: New Zealand’s finest “white” pinot noir

Act without delay to secure this enchanting Kiwi white – there is nothing like it on earth
24 May 2022
2021 Château La Mascaronne rosé: a work of art from Provence
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2021 Château La Mascaronne rosé: a work of art from Provence

This wine soars above all others with its grace, refinement and impressively long finish
17 May 2022
Bordeaux En Primeur 2021 vintage: a triumphant year
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Bordeaux En Primeur 2021 vintage: a triumphant year

The Bordeaux region has produced some exquisite wines in spite of Mother Nature, says Matthew Jukes.
4 May 2022
Wine of the week: two cunning Australian blends
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Wine of the week: two cunning Australian blends

Matthew Jukes tastes a pair of gorgeous Australian reds – a fruity shiraz mixed with glossy zibibbo, and a three-way combo of montepulciano, nero d’Av…
1 Apr 2022
A secret list of beauties for your cellar
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A secret list of beauties for your cellar

Matthew Jukes looks at the offering from Swains, a stunning new wine shop by Hampstead Heath
18 Mar 2022
2019 Bila-Haut: a tremendously juicy and spicy fellow
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2019 Bila-Haut: a tremendously juicy and spicy fellow

This hearty red is tremendously juicy and spicy with a wicked price tag.
11 Mar 2022
2020 Tapanappa: a trio of tremendous whites
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2020 Tapanappa: a trio of tremendous whites

Well-balanced and not too exuberant nor expressive, this is a finely tuned and deliciously mesmerising creation.
4 Mar 2022
2020 Crozes-Hermitage Rouge: an exquisite and evocative French syrah
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2020 Crozes-Hermitage Rouge: an exquisite and evocative French syrah

This expressive syrah is as aromatic and evocative as many wines twice the price. 
25 Feb 2022
2017 Quinta da Leda: Vinous epiphanies from Portugal
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2017 Quinta da Leda: Vinous epiphanies from Portugal

These magnificent wines are a tenth of the price of Barca-Velha, but they lack nothing in passion, build-quality, epic skill and deliciousness.
18 Feb 2022
2018 Petit Verdot by Belle-Vue: an enthralling wine from Bordeaux
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2018 Petit Verdot by Belle-Vue: an enthralling wine from Bordeaux

This petit verdot is a thoroughly modern wine with a profound flavour that imprints a unique signature on your taste buds.
14 Feb 2022
Wine of the week: a superstar Beaujolais with depth and elegance
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Wine of the week: a superstar Beaujolais with depth and elegance

This awesome red combines the fruit clarity of Beaujolais and the profound depth and elegance of superstar winemaker Jean-Marc Burgaud’s top Cru wines…
28 Jan 2022
A sophisticated trio of scintillating whites
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A sophisticated trio of scintillating whites

An Australian sauvignon blanc that is as sophisticated and refreshing as any Loire superstar’s creation, plus a chardonnay and shiraz, too.
18 Jan 2022
2018 Beeslaar: a simply perfect pinotage
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2018 Beeslaar: a simply perfect pinotage

This the most attractive pinotage I have ever tasted: clean, fresh and structured and with more layers than a millefeuille.  
26 Nov 2021
Wine of the week: Farvie’s “difficult second album” is a triumph
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Wine of the week: Farvie’s “difficult second album” is a triumph

These wines taste like nothing else on earth – you simply must have some in your cellar.
19 Nov 2021
2015 Château Laforge: an absolute stunner at Aldi
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2015 Château Laforge: an absolute stunner at Aldi

This is one of the knockout clarets of the year – and at just shy of 20 quid I would load up with as much as your car's suspension will allow.
12 Nov 2021
2018 Littorai: snap up this soon-to-be legendary Californian pinot
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2018 Littorai: snap up this soon-to-be legendary Californian pinot

This is the most beautifully thought through, carefully judged, respectfully oaked and finely tuned red wine.
5 Nov 2021
2007 Quinta do Noval: a simply perfect tawny port
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2007 Quinta do Noval: a simply perfect tawny port

This is without doubt the most sensational tawny port I have ever tasted, says Matthew Jukes. And it is drinking perfectly right now.
1 Nov 2021
2019 The Society's Exhibition Crozes-Hermitage: a stunning red with heart and soul
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2019 The Society's Exhibition Crozes-Hermitage: a stunning red with heart and soul

This incredible Exhibition Crozes-Hermitage combines an utterly sensational taste with a thoroughly competitive price tag.  
22 Oct 2021
2016 Roda I Reserva: this cosmic creation was well worth the wait
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2016 Roda I Reserva: this cosmic creation was well worth the wait

From the epic nose to the depth of flavour, everything about this 2016 Rioja is astounding.
15 Oct 2021
2020 Soalheiro: the finest Vinho Verde I have ever tasted
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2020 Soalheiro: the finest Vinho Verde I have ever tasted

This exquisitely expressive, top-of-the-range wine is a true epicurean’s delight.
8 Oct 2021
2020 Lirac Blanc: a heavenly and exotic white
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2020 Lirac Blanc: a heavenly and exotic white

Invite this keenly priced, smooth, detailed and refreshing white Lirac into your repertoire
1 Oct 2021
2017 Sino da Romaneira: a thrilling wine at a thoroughly reasonable price
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2017 Sino da Romaneira: a thrilling wine at a thoroughly reasonable price

A pure and sonorous Portuguese wine with immediate charm and drinkability.
24 Sep 2021
2016 Áster: an impeccably balanced Ribera
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2016 Áster: an impeccably balanced Ribera

This is one of the most expressive old vine Riberas I have tasted, and at a remarkable price, too.
17 Sep 2021
NV Louis Roederer: rush down to Waitrose and join the queue
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NV Louis Roederer: rush down to Waitrose and join the queue

This exquisite Champagne is one to celebrate and drink with enthusiasm.
10 Sep 2021
2018 Château Deyrem Valentin: a top-flight claret on the high street
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2018 Château Deyrem Valentin: a top-flight claret on the high street

This polished Margaux is fabulous for autumnal drinking.
3 Sep 2021
2020 Dog Point Vineyard: a classy and invigorating Kiwi sauvignon blanc
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2020 Dog Point Vineyard: a classy and invigorating Kiwi sauvignon blanc

This classy, long, lean, brittle and invigorating wine comes at an extremely keen price, too.
20 Aug 2021
Wine of the week: a spine-tinglingly brilliant white from Piemonte
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Wine of the week: a spine-tinglingly brilliant white from Piemonte

Arneis is a wondrous white grape and this wine is the star of Fontanafredda's portfolio
16 Aug 2021
2019 Dalrymple: one of the most exciting Aussie pinots of the year
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2019 Dalrymple: one of the most exciting Aussie pinots of the year

This scintillating wine is tremendous value for money and is a must-buy for pinot freaks everywhere
6 Aug 2021
Four simply stunning English wines
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Four simply stunning English wines

The luxuriousness on the nose and palate point the way to a stunning future for English wine.
30 Jul 2021
2018 Close Encounters: a delicious and affordable Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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2018 Close Encounters: a delicious and affordable Châteauneuf-du-Pape

A Châteauneuf-du-Pape from the owners of the most famous châteaux of all – for just £20.
23 Jul 2021
2018 Wynns Coonawarra Estate: a simply majestic Australian cabernet sauvignon
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2018 Wynns Coonawarra Estate: a simply majestic Australian cabernet sauvignon

The extraordinary complexity of this top class wine expands on the palate in all directions.
16 Jul 2021
2016 San Leonardo: a simply astonishing legendary Italian red
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2016 San Leonardo: a simply astonishing legendary Italian red

This wine is the epitome of class and restraint – and it is just starting to drink, too.
9 Jul 2021
2019 Donna Elvira: an epic new wine from Italy
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2019 Donna Elvira: an epic new wine from Italy

This stone-fruit-kissed wine sums up an Italian summer perfectly, says Matthew Jukes.
2 Jul 2021
2018 Susana Balbo: an epic creation from Argentina
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2018 Susana Balbo: an epic creation from Argentina

This deep and luxurious Argentinian red resonates with extraordinary class, refinement and balance.
25 Jun 2021
2016 Yalumba: a simply perfect Australian red
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2016 Yalumba: a simply perfect Australian red

Every vintage of this Australian red has been nothing short of epic, says Matthew Jukes.
18 Jun 2021