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  1. 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

  2. Tom talks all things wine on the tikichris podcast

    Earlier this month Tom was invited to talk on the tikichris podcast about all things wine. TikiChris, real name Chris Osburn, is a blogger, freelance journalist, photographer, consultant and curator. Continue reading

  3. Tasting notes on Bordeaux 2017 – a “7 with a difference”

    The muted enthusiasm for this vintage is unmerited, says our Wine Director Tom "WineChap"  Harrow for FT How To Spend It. Frosts. Terrible frosts. Worst since 1991. This will be the most that many with a passing interest in wine have heard about Bordeaux’s 2017 vintage so far, and are thus approaching with muted enthusiasm. There has also been an uncharacteristic lack of bombast from the Bordelais preceding last week’s en primeur tastings, surely a further sign that the vintage is not one to get excited about? In reality, tasting the wines supports a different and much more positive conclusion. Continue reading

  4. Burgundy 2016 - what will go into Tom Harrow's cellar?

    A number of Honest Grapes clients and club members have asked for my recommendations for Burgundy 2017 and I can give no more honest answer than by responding with what I’m considering getting for myself.  Continue reading

  5. Time to Buy Wine - Tom Harrow for Spear's

    Our Wine Director Tom Harrow, aka WineChap, has contributed his expertise to an article explaining why now is the time to be buying wine after a historic collapse in wine production. Continue reading

  6. 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

  7. An adventure in Lebanese wine: Part One - Tom Harrow for FT How to Spend It

    Our Wine Director Tom Harrow aka WineChap had a few unforgettable days exploring Lebanon's food and wine scene (and considerable volumes of Arak), including visits to Massaya, one of the world's highest wineries, and Chateau Musar. Continue reading

  8. Mouton 2014 Launch

    Last Friday Baron Jacob Rothschild hosted a private party at Spencer House to unveil Sir David Hockney’s painting created for the label of the 2014 vintage of Mouton Rothschild, the first cases of which have recently been shipped from the chateau.  Addressing guests, Rothschild praised the artist, saying that in a year which will celebrate Hockney’s 80th birthday, as well as imminent exhibitions at Tate Britain and then Paris’ Centre Pompidou, it was an honour for the château that 2017 would commence with their collaboration... Continue reading

  9. 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

  10. 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

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