May 4th 2010
Four days in Bordeaux tasting 2009s with Matthew Jukes convinced me (not that I needed further convincing) that he is one of the outstanding critics writing currently.
October 13th 2009
There are many excellent wine writers out there, earning an honest crust by the skill of their palate and pen. There are very few wine writers who actually make me laugh.
August 21st 2008
Sacha Lichine, son of the famous Alexis Lichine, told me we should be stocking his Chateau d’Esclans Provence Rose, now the region’s most exclusive and expensive rose when I saw him at Vinexpo in Hong Kong.
July 17th 2008
Without question this is the finest ‘quaffing’ rosé I have tasted. Ever. Chateau St Baillon, Cotes de Provence, or as it is commonly