EVENT: Explore & Taste Australia’s Finest Wines with Matthew Jukes


Friday 13 December 2019

A relaxed and informal tasting of Australia’s finest wines introduced by the Daily Mail’s wine critic and writer Matthew Jukes.

Messum Wiltshire and wine connoisseur Matthew Jukes open and share fifty of the finest 100 Best Wines alongside a light installation by artist Bruce Munro and a collection of Australian paintings. We hope that you will join us for a thoroughly unique evening of indulgence in the form of Australian wine and art. The wines are designed as a balanced, modern collection of all styles of wine, including sparklers, whites, reds, sweet and fortified wines. Everybody attending the wine tasting will receive a free copy of Matthew’s 100 Best Australian Wines 2019-20 booklet worth £25.

The Mess Restaurant will also be open for supper afterwards (book a table phone/ 01747 445042 or email/ themess@messumswiltshire.com). So come along to the barn and enjoy some drinks followed by a delicious feast.

Home to some of the oldest vines in the world, Australia is rapidly gaining ground in the trade and the public’s estimation as a fine-wine producing country of note. With its sheer size, Australia has a vast array of diverse climates and the wines produced reflect each of their region’s distinct and unique characteristics.

Matthew Jukes has worked in the UK wine business for over 30 years, he wrote ‘The Wine Book’ which was serialised by the Daily Mail and then went on to write the most widely read wine column in the UK in the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine. In January 2012, Matthew Jukes was awarded the Honorary Australian of the Year Award by the Australia Day Foundation. His book, Taste Food & Wine, co-written with Tyson Stelzer, won the Australian Food Media Award for Best Food and Writing in 2008. In 2002, Matthew won the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition’s Trophy for Wine Communicator of the Year.

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