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Matthew Jukes, wine writer and author, was last night named 'Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK' at the Australia Day Foundation Dinner at Australia House. Presented annually to a non-Australian resident who has displayed 'Australian characteristics' or has contributed significantly to Australia, Matthew Jukes’ long-term passion for, and on-going commitment to, the Australian wine industry has been recognised with this extremely prestigious award.

However, it is not just his support of the wine industry that has led to this honour. Matthew is a keen supporter of homeless charities around the world. He is the Patron and Founder of Touch Wine and Wine Rules, annual events which raise money for the homeless charities The Hutt St Centre in Adelaide, South Australia and St Mary’s House of Welcome in...

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