Wine Advice

  1. 20 Rules For Food & Wine Pairing When Entertaining - Free Guide!

    Whether it’s early evening drinks with nibbles or canapés, seasonal festivities or a full-blown dinner party, this simple guide will help you to entertain your guests with a memorable combination of food and wine. 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. 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

  4. 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

  5. Finding great producers: 4 winemakers that give a schist

    What makes wine great? A big question with a very simple answer. Producers that give a damn produce great wine. Winemaking is a craft and it’s our job to search out, visit and taste the wines to make sure we bring the very best of the bunch to you. Continue reading

  6. How green is your wine? Your ultimate guide to wine lingo

    The world of wine is constantly evolving with new lingo popping up all the time. If you care about what's in your glass (and if you're reading this, we think you do) you will have heard terms like organic and biodynamic flying around. It seems everybody is talking about it. But what do these terms really mean? Make sure you stay in the loop with our handy guide. Continue reading

  7. Lady of the Grapes - A wine bar dedicated to women winemakers

    This week Tom popped over to Covent Garden to visit new wine bar, Lady of the Grapes, a bar with a special emphasis on wines from women winemakers, all of which are organic. Continue reading

  8. How Green is Your Wine | 5 ways you can help the environment at home

    The way we see it - you want to enjoy your glass of wine knowing that it has been sourced responsibly, and it’s our job to make that happen. Continue reading

  9. Our Top 10 Tips... for getting the most out of a wine tasting event

    Despite what you might have heard, the wine crowd are a pretty friendly bunch so don’t be intimidated. Find out what events are going on near you, and get involved. Whether you are a wine guru, a wine student, or a complete novice, wine tastings are brilliant fun for all. Best of all you might learn a few juicy nuggets of knowledge to share at your next dinner party. Continue reading

  10. 5 Champagne Food Pairings you have to try

    We all know about classic food and Champagne pairings - oysters, caviar - but what about something a bit different? Here are 5 food and Champagne pairings that we're loving at the moment: Continue reading

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