Honest Grapes News

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Honest Grapes 4th Birthday Tasting Event

    This September Honest Grapes turns four. To celebrate we are hosting our biggest wine tasting event to date on Thursday September 13th at the China Exchange in Soho and Tom and Nathan would love you to join us. Continue reading

  4. How green is your wine? The plastic debate

    How green is your wine? No, we’re not talking about a refreshing glass of Vino Verde here, we’re talking about the environmental impact the production and distribution of wine is having on our planet. Now we hear you, no one wants to feel guilty about pouring a glass of wine. That is why we have spent the last six months doing a big environmental impact study and implementing measures accordingly to make us super green. In this blog we focus on the use of plastic.  Continue reading

  5. 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

  6. Bordeaux En Primeur Week 5 in Review

    This week has been the busiest week of Bordeaux En Primeur releases seen so far this vintage. After a brief hiatus last week, without a peep from Bordeaux, this week we saw handfuls of wines released every day. We've passed on at least half of them as they have been insufficient value. Continue reading

  7. Pontet-Labrie Club Update

    Pontet Labrie has been a fascinating journey. From our initial discussions with Jonathan around bringing to market exclusively his last single vineyard site on the plateau of Saint Emilion; to forming a club around the wine in order to enhance the traditional allocation model around such a boutique Bordeaux (remember only 300 cases max per annum!); to the wonderful reception of its maiden vintage and the continuing momentum and growth of the club. Continue reading

  8. Tom and Nathan’s take on Bordeaux 2017: part 1

    Take home – it’s time to send us your pre-allocation list, as this year’s releases will be unpredictable. We offer Tom’s selected shortlist of around 40 wines – please let us know if you’d like us to secure cases of anything else that takes your fancy. Continue reading

  9. 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

  10. 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

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