For the very first time, Daily Mail wine writer Matthew Jukes is bringing his ‘100 Best Australian Wines’ Roadshow to the South West. The evening wine tasting, which is taking place in association with South West Wine School, is being held at Exeter Castle on Thursday 10th October from 6 – 9pm. Tickets are currently available on www.southwestwineschool.co.uk and at £20 per person will sell out quickly so book now to avoid disappointment.
Matthew is one of the country’s most influential and respected wine writers and has worked in the wine business for over 30 years. He has been writing about wine for two decades and has penned fourteen wine books.
Every year Matthew launches his ‘100 Best Australian Wines’ Report in May, at Australia House in London, and then, from September to March, takes a large selection of the wines on a global Roadshow. Matthew says: “The UK Roadshow events are all extraordinary and no two are the same. I am thrilled to be hosting the inaugural ‘100 Best Australian Wines’ tasting in Exeter. The wines that accompany me on the Roadshow are always of the highest quality imaginable, ranging from £10 - £100+ across all styles of wine, from all corners of Australia. The evening will take the format of a relaxed, walkabout, free-pour tasting with brief introductions and the chance to ask me questions throughout.”
Matthew started his ‘100 Best Australian Wines’ initiative in 2004 to highlight the finest Australian wines available in the UK. The recently launched sixteenth edition of the Report is designed to be a balanced, modern collection, including sparklers, whites, reds, sweet and fortified wines. He covers all price points and as many regions as possible to provide a complete Australian ‘wine list’ for the next twelve months’ worth of entertaining, cellar-building and championing. The document is, in effect, Matthew’s snapshot of what is going on in Australia right now at the highest echelons of winemaking skill.
Co-founder of South West Wine School, Jonathan Reynolds says: “It is an honour to be working with Matthew to bring his immensely regarded ‘100 Best Australian Wines’ Roadshow to Exeter. It is going to be an evening that all wine drinkers in the region should hastily put in their diary and book in good time as it really is an opportunity not to be missed.” Jonathan continues: “There will also be a chance to buy the wines at the tasting, perfect for getting ahead for all the Christmas parties and festivities in the months to follow.”