Wine Advice

  1. Ice Cubes in Wine? Surely a big no, no right?

    Maybe, maybe not. Whilst I wouldn't recommend diluting your Grand Cru Montrachet with a few cubes there are other circumstances where it shouldn't be such an issue. Continue reading →

  2. 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 →

  3. Organic vs. Biodynamic

    Organic vs. Biodynamic Wine: Organic wine is not a new concept. People have been making wine organically for thousands of years. Organic viticulture was a way of explaining the alternative to modern farming practises. Organic wines are produced in the absence of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and synthetic fertilisers and use plant and mineral products to combat pests and disease. A problem is that the USA and Europe have different definitions of organic... Continue reading →

  4. Wine Wisdom - Thanksgiving Special

    With Thanksgiving being this Thursday, let our own resident American Claire, take you through her picks for Thanksgiving dinner. These wines are also perfect for Christmas dinner! Continue reading →

  5. 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 →

  6. The History of Heavy Metal in 9 Wines, Part 2

    Tom's wine journey through the history of Heavy Metal continues,  with big headliners both in terms of artists and wines. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970) There is nothing complex about this. It must be a single variety (from Birmingham). Uniquely Tony Iommi, the guitarist, had to loosen his guitar strings due to an accident in metal factory, creating the classic Black Sabbath 'off tone' sounds (dark and moody) while the lyrics play to the suicidal adolescent post-love male. No compromises. Continue reading →

  7. Wine Wisdom - New Supertuscan

    Tom this week will be introducing you to a great value exciting Supertuscan that has recently been added to our list. Learn more about our new Gift Subscriptions of Pick of the Punch and Premier Crew memberships, perfect as we come into the festive season. Continue reading →

  8. The History of Heavy Metal in 9 Wines - Part 1

    I've hosted tastings pairing wine to art, sculpture, cars, clothes, lamps, horse pictures, Marvel characters, Bond movies, rugby players and sex aids but coming up with suitable line-up for 'The History of Heavy Metal in 9 Wines', an idea spawned drunkenly in Bordeaux in May, was quite a challenge. I deliberately steered clear of the obvious choices - i.e. Motorhead's Shiraz or AC/DC's 'Thrunderstruck' Chardonnay, from the same site that event offered Slayer 'Reign in Blood' Cabernet! Continue reading →

  9. Wine Wisdom with Tom Harrow - Get Ready for Autumn

    Today's Equinox officially marks the transition into Autumn. The new season brings new types of wine to enjoy, new recipe ideas and new products to look forward to, as Honest Grapes expands into wine accessories with the legendary Zalto glasses now available on our site. Tom tests their durability in a unique way, so watch the video to see what all the hype is about! Continue reading →

  10. Germany 2015 En Primeur - a stellar vintage but be selective!

    The top German producers are now releasing their Grand Cru (Grosses Gewachs or ‘GG’) wines, and what a treat they are. Continue reading →

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