Honest Grapes News

  1. A New Wave from Australia

    A new generation of Australian wines has arrived to our list and we couldn't be more excited about it. On his recent travels to the Antipodes, our Co-founder Nathan Hill visited tens of wineries and was blown away with the trailblazing winemaking techniques and the complex taste notes and characterful wines they produce. Continue reading

  2. Red, White, and Wine: our picks for the 4th of July

    Our resident American here at Honest Grapes, Claire has been preparing for the 4th of July for a while now.  Her fellow ex-pats have surely all been looking forward to the massive BBQs and fireworks, while those of you who simply want to enjoy the sunshine will have some meats ready to go on the grill anytime now. A big fan of BBQs and American celebrations, Claire made a video for us last week with her top wine recommendations to go with the food and the festivities. Continue reading

  3. Clemens Busch, the ultimate expression of Riesling

    The charming and self-effacing couple of Clemens and his wife Rita have gained a cult following over the past three decades for their laser-sharp, richly textured and terroir defined wines.  Clemens pioneered organic farming in the early 1980’s, and have converted to biodynamic production since 2005. They are members of the elite VDP top producers of Germany. Continue reading

  4. 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

  5. 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

  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. Introducing our Restaurant Selection

    Our curated list of wines is strictly vetted by the team here and then by a selection of our wine club members – something pretty unique in the industry. Some of the wines are hidden gems we just discovered while others have already made a name for themselves in top restaurants and hotels. To celebrate the latter, we've put together two exclusive cases of our star bottles featured on the wine lists of some of London's top restaurants.  Continue reading

  9. Bordeaux Moves to the Garden of England

    Post Brexit and climate change concerns bring star Bordeaux producer to the UK. Jonathan Maltus OBE, one of Bordeaux’s most pioneering and successful 100-point wine producers will start planting Merlot in the UK this year. Continue reading

  10. The Price of Wine Explained

    A recent statistic shows, the more you spend on wine the better quality you shall get. Sounds obvious, right? As an example, buying a bottle of wine in the UK that costs £5.39 (the UK average) will mean that the actual liquid in the bottle has a value of a whopping 60 pence. This is due to the costs of packaging, logistics, VAT, total margin and the recently increased cost of excise duty inflating. The recent announcement from chancellor Philip Hammond, declared duty rises in line with inflation, set the wine industry abuzz. But what does this all mean for wine drinkers in the UK? Continue reading