Wine Wisdom with Tom Harrow - Get Ready for Autumn

Today's Equinox officially marks the transition into Autumn. The new season brings new types of wine to enjoy, new recipe ideas and new products to look forward to, as Honest Grapes expands into wine accessories with the legendary Zalto glasses now available on our site. Tom tests their durability in a unique way, so watch the video to see what all the hype is about!

Alternatively, read below for our special September wine selection, a delicious seasonal recipe and an equally tasty event coming up!
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Early Autumn Case
This September, we've hand selected two fantastic Burgundy wines: the Domaine Coillot Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2014, a very luscious, fresh Pinot, and Domaine Pernot-Belicard Bourgogne Blanc 2012, a rich white, with a hint of creaminess and a long elegant finish. You can enjoy 3 bottles of each in this special Early Autumn Case  available on our website!
Honest Grapes Domaine Pernot-Belicard Bourgogne Blanc Domaine Coillot Bourgogne Pinot Noir Case
 
Zalto Burgundy Crystal Wine Glasses Honest Grapes Zalto Burgundy Glass
The Zalto Burgundy glasses will bring you the ultimate wine experience. The shape lets the wine open up and brings out its best aromas. Elegance and craftsmanship come together in glasses that look as delicate as new born fawns, yet are as unbreakable as Wolverine.
Our Premier Crew and Grand Crew Classé members enjoy an exclusive intro offer - 14 for the price of 12!
 
 
This week's recipe: Autumn Harvest Special
Cut a butternut squash in half, hollow it out and roast until tender and lightly brown. Stuff it with wild rice, feta cheese and ground chestnuts for a rich and flavorsome dish.
Event: Chocolate & Wine Pairing with Honest Grapes & Cocoba Chocolate
On the 6th of October from 6.30pm - 8:30pm join us at Oliver Sweeney in Covent Garden as we partner up with Cocoba Chocolate to bring you the sweetest event of the year. We wanted to experiment with something a bit different, using only the finest chocolate, from the very best cocoa beans personally sourced by owner Darren Litton. We thought this was a great match for our own small batch, handmade, quality wines.
Vintellect: The Aeration of Wine
When opening a bottle of wine, it is important to let it breathe and get the best flavours out. To do this, pour yourself a big glass bringing the liquid down to the neck of the bottle. If you are a proud owner of Zalto Burgundy glassware, the size and shape of the glass makes it act as a small decanter in-itself. Pour the wine from a decent height to get plenty of air in the glass and allow the fruit and alcohol to be shaken up.  Just like a world class athlete, the wine needs to stretch before it can perform and aerating it the right way will do just that.