World-renowned wine writer and monthly Vineyard columnist Matthew Jukes has confirmed – due to popular demand – that he will once again be conducting a structured wine tasting for 120 guests at this year’s Vineyard & Winery Show, 23 November. Proceeds will be donated to The Drinks Trust.
Starting at 13:00, each guest will be presented with six UK wines to sample. Selected by Matthew, these will include still, sparkling and rosé. Over the course of an hour, Matthew will explain why he feels each one is special and warrants acclaim. “I absolutely love meeting wine makers and growers at The Vineyard & Winery Show” he said. Last year’s event was an overwhelming success, it felt like the whole industry was there. I’m glad to be part of it again”.
Jamie McGrorty, Publisher of Vineyard Magazine, said: “Matthew has always been a fantastic supporter of UK wine.
Writing for Vineyard Magazine since our very first publication but being an ambassador of UK wine for many years before that, we are privileged to have Matthew at this year’s show. Last year’s masterclass with Matthew was sold out – so make sure to reserve your ticket as soon as possible!”
Matthew fell in love with UK wine at an early age. Born in Biddenden, Kent, Matthew would often be seen cycling from vineyard to vineyard, sampling the wines from the cellar door. Some years later, Matthew was instrumental in setting up blind tastings against our European counterparts, with wines from our shores coming out on top. 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, One Day Wine School. This indulgent day of tasting and learning was first performed in 2006. With experience in all sectors of the industry he has been writing about wine for over twenty years now, and during this time has penned fourteen wine books.
Matthew has written a highly acclaimed, weekly article for MoneyWeek since 2006 and also a weekly column for the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine since 1999. With over nine million Daily Mail readers a week, Matthew has the most keenly followed wine column in the UK.
This is your opportunity to have an exclusive insight into the very best of British wines with one of the world’s leading wine writers.
Matthew Jukes masterclass: £20 EACH