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My approach to wine

Most of us have a wine epiphany at some point - a kind of magical moment where the penny drops. Mine happened sometime during my stint manning the local drive thru bottleshop. I'd been sent off to do an Introductory Wine Course in an attempt to exorcise me of the 'It’s either white or red - what else do you need to know?' attitude that most 18 year olds posses. It worked. In fact what I grew to appreciate during

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More Tips

 

  1. Share your wine. Drink wine with other people. Get a group of friends together, open a whole load of bottles, plonk them in the middle of the table, taste, talk, listen and laugh - it’s another great way to learn about wine.
  2. Do things by halves. Half bottles can often provide some amazing value, not to mention the fact that they mature more quickly than a full bottle. Half bottles are also a great alternative to buying wines by the glass,
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Matt’s Do’s & Don’t’s

There are plenty of ways to improve your wine experience. Here are a few ideas to get you started;

Do try to vary your wine drinking as widely as possible. Drink wines from different countries, different grape varieties & different styles. This is how you learn.

Don't be fooled into thinking you need to spend a lot of money to get a decent bottle of wine. There are plenty of great value bottles out there & the quality of wines being produced

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Matt Skinner Uncorked – ‘Tis the Season

Publication: Sunday Life

Date: December 2011

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Matt Skinner’s Shout – Top 3 Cabernet Sauvignons

Publication: Australian Home Beautiful

Date: May 2011

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The 2010 by Matt Skinner

Publication: Grazia

Date: September 2009

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Food & Wine Matching Part 1

Food glorious food & made even better by a well chosen glass of wine. Good food and wine matching knits a little bit of art with a little bit of science, and a lot of trial and error. Anyone can do it. There are no pre-requisites here, although a little bit of passion for what your doing will take you a long way. Beyond that, my approach to food and wine matching is largely an un-academic one, and while I

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Thirsty Work

In his first book, Matt celebrates wine and all that goes into making it and all who are involved in it. Based on the way he taught the subject of wine to his students at Fifteen, he talks through all the key topics-drinking and tasting, the red and white grapes, where and how wine is made, and the range of soft, serious and fizzy styles. His twenty-four "faces of wine", working around the clock, feature all the people who are

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Matt Skinner’s Shout – Top 3 Best Tasmanian Wines

Publication: Australian Home Beautiful

Date: March 2011

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Heard it through the grapevine

When it comes to wine, knowing what you like is one thing. But really understanding why you like it will make all the difference to every glass, bottle and every last drop of wine that passes your lips.

Heard It Through The Grapevine is a no-nonsense guide to how wine should-and can-fit comfortably into your life, but most importantly how you can get the most from your wine.

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