Honest Grapes News

  1. Tom's Update On Bordeaux 2018

    2018 is a fascinating vintage – and it was most instructive going to the GCC tasting last week and trying 2015, 2016, (2017), and 2018 of the following: Continue reading

  2. How Best To Store Your Wine At Home

    We often get asked by our customers how they should best store their wines at home. So we asked our Grand Crew Manager, and certified WSET educator, Charlie, to give us the low-down. Continue reading

  3. Our Top 5 Sauvignon Blancs

    Originally from France, Sauvignon Blanc is now a truly international grape variety. Famous in the Loire (Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé), Bordeaux (Entre-Deux-Mers, dessert wines in blend), it has moved around the world to Chile, South Africa, USA, and notably New Zealand. Continue reading

  4. Bordeaux 2018 Vintage Report

    The release of the Bordeaux 2018 is just around the corner, with the world’s wine trade and press descending on Bordeaux this week for the annual En Primeur tastings. Register your interest for Bordeaux 2018 news and offers here. Continue reading

  5. Weekend Wine: What are we drinking this weekend?

    They say you can really get to know a person by the company they keep, and by 'company' we mean the wine they drink. So, go on, be nosy, and see what those is the wine-know choose to fill their glasses with. Continue reading

  6. Club Pontet Labrie Update February 2019

    With the wonderful 2018 vintage now in barrel, here’s an update for you on the latest news and reviews. Continue reading

  7. In Bond: Everything you need to know about buying In Bond

    What does "In Bond" mean? When the vintage is bottled and delivered in the UK, the cases are held initially in a bonded warehouse. Wines in bond (IB) have not yet had the Duty and VAT paid on them. They must be stored in a bonded warehouse approved by HM Customs & Excise. Most of our Fine Wines are available for purchase under bond as they often need to be laid down to allow them to mature. Many clients choose therefore to store them in our bonded warehouse under a personal account and pay the tax as and when they wish to get the wines delivered. Continue reading

  8. Premier Crew Wine Club

    Last night we enjoyed a Club Evening with our Premier Crew Wine Club members. One of the benefits of being part of the club is getting to attend the regular tasting events we hold throughout the year. Continue reading

  9. Honest Grapes Gift Guide

    Struggling for gift ideas this year?  Make Christmas extra special as we have great gifts for all wine lovers! We have just created a brand spanking new gift guide, where we carefully chosen what we think would make perfect gifts for your friends, family, work colleagues and others. Continue reading

  10. Burgundy 2017: The Vivacity Vintage

    2017 is a vintage of elegant, perfumed wines with fresh, vivacious, pretty fruit. This is a perfect vintage for new collectors and value-hunters (or what passes for value in Burgundy), with wines overperforming at village and lieu dit level. We’ll be adding 2017 to our collections for its quality and approachability whilst we wait for the blockbuster 2015 and 2016 vintages to evolve. Continue reading

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