Honest Grapes News

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Pop your corks like a Pro

    When you have invested in a wine that you like, the last thing you want is to spoil it by leaving it open or break the cork and see pieces of it in your glass. To help you have the best wine experience all throughout, we just launched a great new range of wine accessories from AVINA on our website. AVINA Wine Accessories are the result of great craftsmanship and design, built to last a lifetime. David Turner, the founder of the company, created AVINA in Spain, in the heart of wine making country, surrounded by natural beauty and lush vineyards. We asked David about the importance of having a good corkscrew and bottle stopper. Continue reading

  9. The Leading Ladies of Wine

    International Women's Day is soon upon us (March 8th), an occasion to celebrate women everywhere and the amazing ladies shaking up the wine industry. We've gathered a collection of exciting stories, inspiring advice (if you want to leave everything behind and set up a winery in France, there's no time like the present!) and of course exquisite wines from some of our brilliant growers. Continue reading

  10. 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