Wine Advice

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Chinese New Year Greatest Of All Time Wine Pairings: Sweet & Sour Chicken

    Aaaah. Sweet & Sour chicken. The stuff our local Chinese takeaway is made of. Crisp and sweet on the outside, cushiony and juicy on the inside, it's no surprise that it is one of the most common Chinese takeaway dishes. It's sure to go down well this Chinese New Year whether you create a masterpiece of a dish in your own home or speed dial your local down the road. Continue reading

  10. Post-January Re-winelutions: Red Cabbage Salad Pairings

    This is it. The first month of the year has come to an end (already). It’s a bittersweet feeling here; we’re eleven months closer to Christmas (yes yes, bottom of the barrel, we know) but we’re filled with dread from the realisation that we haven’t even ticked one thing off our NY resolutions list. Continue reading

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