Fine Wine

  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. 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 →

  3. 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 →

  4. 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 →

  5. 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 →

  6. En Primeur: Everything you need to know about buying En Primeur

    En Primeur is a system that both merchants and vineyards rely on as a sort of futures market for wines that need time in the cellar. It refers to the process of buying wines before they are bottled and released onto the market. Continue reading →

  7. The Investment has paid off - Pontet-Labrie Update 2018

    Pontet Labrie has been a fascinating journey. From our initial discussions with Jonathan around bringing to market exclusively his last single vineyard site on the plateau of Saint Emilion; to forming a club around the wine in order to enhance the traditional allocation model around such a boutique Bordeaux (remember only 300 cases max per annum!); to the wonderful reception of its maiden vintage and the continuing momentum and growth of the club.  Continue reading →

  8. Honest Grapes 4th Birthday Tasting Event

    This September Honest Grapes turns four. To celebrate we are hosting our biggest wine tasting event to date on Thursday September 13th at the China Exchange in Soho and Tom and Nathan would love you to join us. Continue reading →

  9. Bordeaux En Primeur Week 5 in Review

    This week has been the busiest week of Bordeaux En Primeur releases seen so far this vintage. After a brief hiatus last week, without a peep from Bordeaux, this week we saw handfuls of wines released every day. We've passed on at least half of them as they have been insufficient value. Continue reading →

  10. Pontet-Labrie Club Update

    Pontet Labrie has been a fascinating journey. From our initial discussions with Jonathan around bringing to market exclusively his last single vineyard site on the plateau of Saint Emilion; to forming a club around the wine in order to enhance the traditional allocation model around such a boutique Bordeaux (remember only 300 cases max per annum!); to the wonderful reception of its maiden vintage and the continuing momentum and growth of the club. Continue reading →

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