Weekly World of Wine with Honest Grapes
Everything you need to know about the world of wine in 4 minutes staring Nathan Hill our co-founder & executive chairman.
Summer Party & Market:
For the full recap for our summer party please click here
Stars of the show:
Pierson Whitaker Premier Cur Millesime Reserve Brut Champagne NV:
Fresh, lively mid-palate citrus and notes of ginger and riper fruits, with a well-integrated mousse and plenty of biscuity depth. The extra-lees ageing really shows, giving the wine a complexity, balance and softness but with that energetic pulse of Avize minerality to ensure vivacity. Really super stuff. Gluggable, but worthy of contemplation.
Lavradores de Feitoria Douro Branco 2014
From a small and very quality concious co-operative of growers in Portugal where typicity is key this Branco is very fresh and clean, with citrus and floral notes and a clean finish. On its own, or with bright fresh salads and boquerones, or artichoke heart in olive oil.
Clemens Busch the amazing king of grapes :
Clemens Busch is based in the middle-Mosel village of Punderich opposite the iconic Marienburg, where sharply angled slopes and terraces of multitudinous aspects on grey and red slate display their miraculous vines to sun and river.
Rita and Clemens pioneered organic farming in the early 1980s, and have converted to biodynamic production since 2005. They are members of the elite VDP top producers of Germany.
Click here to view all Clemens Busch wines
Nathans food & wine pairing:
Clemens Busch Riesling with poached salmon with new potato salad & watercress.
Perfect for a summer picnic
Poach the salmon in a very small amount of water with peppercorns and dill, with fresh homemade mayonnaise, none of that jar or tinned stuff, with a new potato salad and courgette & tomato salad with lashings of watercress to finish.
Perfect with a Clemens Busch off dry Riesling
Referring your friends:
We’ll give you 1000 pips (that's £10 of credit) if someone you refer makes a wine purchase of over £150, and 2000 pips (£20 of credit) for any friend you refer who joins the Premier Crew.
Once your pips have built up, you can spend them in increments of 2000 pips (or £20) on any premium wine purchase, Taste Lab Kit or event ticket. You can save your pips up and spend all on one order, or you can use 2000 on a regular basis, for a special bottle of wine to treat yourself!
Why say cheers? The custom of bumping glasses with a ''cheers'' greeting came from old Rome where they used this method to make sure no one is trying to poison the other by bumping glasses it would make the drink spill into the other persons cup. This tradition started even easier in ancient Greece - where the host was to drink the first cup of wine to show his guests that he didn't intend to poison them.
Published on: July 29, 2016