Fine Wine

  1. An introduction to buying wines En Primeur

    What do we mean when we talk about selling wine 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. En Primeur (EP) refers to the process of buying wines before they are bottled and released onto the market. Continue reading

  2. An exquisite evening of Fine Wine tasting

    Last night we hosted an impressive tasting of our top fine wines at the wonderful Maison Assouline in Central London. We welcomed over 60 people and presented fine wines from small independent producers that overflow with exceptional value, ranging from intriguingly complex grower Champagnes to monumental Napa Cabernets. Continue reading

  3. Club Pontet-Labrie Update for members on 2015, 2016 and 2017 Vintages

    With the 2017 harvest nearly upon us, I was keen to see how all three initial vintages of Pontet-Labrie were coming along. So, on a hot and rather sultry 2nd & 3rd August I visited the vineyard and winery in Saint-Emilion. No flimflam here, I wanted to understand the winemaking and see the wines perform. In summary, the 2015 and 2016 Pontet-Labrie are remarkable, top-notch wines, showing Saint-Emilion plushness and power, but with very different vintage characteristics reminiscent of 2009 and 2010 respectively. I’m confident that the winemakers are striving to produce Pontet-Labrie as ‘the Merlot equivalent of Le Dôme’. The 2017 is still in the vineyard of course, but the auspices are favourable and the spring frost has had little effect on our crop. Continue reading

  4. 3 Months Free In Bond Storage in Partnership with Nexus

    We are delighted to be in partnership with Nexus, the finest wine management service. Even better we are offering you, 3 months free storage (this is not available anywhere else). Continue reading

  5. Update on Bordeaux 2016

    With Bordeaux 2016 in full swing and with it being such a suspenseful campaign so far due to the unforeseen weather changes, it's a good time to update our readers on this exciting vintage. Continue reading

  6. Burgundy 2015 En Primeur

    “The 2015 vintage is in my view an extraordinary vintage quality wise for the reds – great wines have been made including some truly legendary wines that I believe will stand as some of the best wines made in my time.” Steen Öhman (WineHog) Continue reading

  7. An Introduction to Burgundy En Primeur

    We are thrilled to offer you the exclusive opportunity to pre-reserve your Burgundy 2015 allocations before they are widely released in January. But what we mean when we talk about selling wine En Primeur? If you haven't been collecting Burgundy until now but would like to give it a try, now is a good time to start. Continue reading

  8. Wine Wisdom - Christmas Day Drinking

    Last call for Christmas wines! Tom and Christian have put together two handpicked cases for the Christmas day to cover all occasions and meals. From am to pm, this selection has got you covered. Watch Tom's video below to find out what he'll be drinking on the big day. Our cut-off date for Christmas deliveries is 18th of December, so make sure you order in time. Continue reading

  9. The History of Heavy Metal in 9 Wines / Part 3

    The third & final part of Tom's History of Heavy Metal in 9 Wines... If you missed the previous blogs from the series, read Part 1 here & Part 2 here. Continue reading

  10. Wine list from our Christmas Portfolio Tasting

     Winter Warmers: Pernot Belicard Bourgogne Blanc, 2012 Jamsheed Wines Beechworth Rousanne, 2014 Varner Foxglove Zinfandel, 2013 (please email: Christian@honestgrapes.co.uk if you wish to purchase this wine) Art & Science Stella Maris Syrah, 2013 Jamsheed Wines Garden Gully Syrah, 2013 Continue reading

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