Wine Advice

  1. The Honest Grapes Christmas Gift Guide

    Christmas Time ~ Mistletoe & Wine (Yes, it’s entirely focused on wine) Not sure what to give the in-laws this Christmas? Want something different to serve with your turkey? Stuck for ideas for the perfect gift for your partner or need something to impress your boss? We've got you covered... Continue reading →

  2. The Wine’s Bond, In Bond…

    The next James Bond movie has been delayed until 2018, so in the meantime we turn our thoughts to another, no less exciting Bond opportunity… Continue reading →

  3. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness - Tom talks Autumn

    As the seasons change and coats are pulled from the back of closets, we asked our head wine guru Tom Harrow about what winemakers are looking for during the Autumnal months, and what we can expect from the 2015 harvest, wine-wise. Continue reading →

  4. Burgers - the Ultimate Wine Pairing?

    Thursday was National Burger Day, one of our favourite national food days here at Honest Grapes. As is always the way in the office, we started thinking about the perfect wine to pair with a beautifully cooked medium-rare American Classic. A lively debate ensued but, as always, the rabble demurred to our Chief Wine Person, Tom 'Wine Chap' Harrow. So, what did Tom declare as the ultimate burger tipple? Continue reading →

  5. Villa Gresti - Inspirational Story behind a Beautiful Wine

    Historic Wine Made by a Truly Remarkable Family: Not only does Villa Gresti come from one of the most important wineries in Italy (San Leonardo consistently produces the most highly-rated Bordeaux blends in Northern Italy), but the story behind the name is simply astonishing. Tom Harrow has been to visit on a number of occasions and as you can see astonishing really is the word to describe this beautiful place. Continue reading →

  6. Taste Lab Kits: Your Questions Answered

    Wow – that’s quite a response we’ve had to launching our Taste Lab Kits. We’ve also had a lot of questions come in through email, Facebook, and even face-to-face, so we’ve put together a quick summary of those that we’ve been asked several times below. Continue reading →

  7. A Sparkling Comparison: Champagne versus English Sparkling Wine

    Our Wine Director Tom had a lot of fun this weekend marking the 200th Anniversary of Waterloo by reenacting the battle on a far gentler, and all round more bubbly battlefield. Tom pitted the undisputed Emperor of sparkling wine, Champagne, against that cheeky young upstart, English sparkling wine. As much fun as a pair of grown men had playing with a pair of wine bottles, it did beg the question: how similar are Champagne and English sparkling wine? Continue reading →

  8. The Honest Grapes BBQ FAQ

    It's National Barbecue Week, so we're serving up answers to the questions you've thrown our way about what wines to drink when the sun's out, the apron's on, and the meat is ever so slightly burnt... Continue reading →

  9. Your Honest Grapes Guide To Easter Food and Wine Pairings

    It's common knowledge that Easter is for family, chocolates and enjoying the four-day weekend. It's also common knowledge that all of those things may be improved by adding wine. Continue reading →

  10. Chinese New Year Greatest Of All Time Wine Pairings: Steamed Sea Bass

    What a coincidence that the Honest Grapes HQ is minutes away from Chinatown. What an even greater coincidence that Chinese New Year is strategically positioned a few weeks after Dry January. Perfect timing for wine? We think so too. Continue reading →

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