Wine (& Food) Therapy | Niamh’s Wine Pairing Selection
Our Wine Director Tom will be joined by Niamh Shields, from the blog Eat Like a Girl, on 30th September for an online tasting around food and wine pairing. Irish based in London, Niamh is a food writer and one of the UK’s best-known food bloggers. She started her blog in 2007 where she shares original recipes inspired by her travels and some of her favourites from cookbooks as well as restaurant recommendations. The tasting will be focusing on three different wines chosen by Niamh and Tom for their versatility with food. If you’d like to enjoy the full experience, Niamh will be posting recipes specifically paired with each wine on her Instagram @eatlikeagirl in the weeks running up to the event – feel free to cook one for the event and savour it during the tasting! The tasting will be live on Instagram - join us at @honestgrapes to attend. This package includes the three wines that will be poured and tasted during the event. • 1x Clemens Busch Riesling Trocken vom roten Schiefer, 2015 (750ml) • 1x Villa Sparina Chiaretta Del Monferrato Montej DOC, Rosé, 2019 (750ml) • 1x Jane Eyre Fleurie, 2018 (750ml)
Wine Therapy | The Birthday Sessions 3-6: Fine Wine Package
As many of our clients know, we normally like to have a big party in the month of September to mark our anniversary and we would normally celebrate with a big tasting of around 50 wines in a London venue. Given the current situation we've had to think outside of the wine crate and so to celebrate the 6th we will be running 6 tastings that will be showcasing 6 wines on a variety of themes close to HG’s heart.
The Icons: 7th October Italian Legends: 21st October Burgundian Delights: 4th November Bordeaux Past and Present: 18th November Ticket price includes the six 100ml sample bottles per event, joining instructions and the Zoom meeting links (these will be emailed prior to the events) and the subsequent 1-hr YouTube recordings.
Wine Therapy | The Birthday Sessions 3: The Icons
Rarely are we able to offer people the chance to sample mature examples of some of the big names such as Tignanello, Tenuta San Guido, PerSe, Sena, Shafer and the Mascot. This tasting is one not to be missed and very much new terroir for us here at Honest Grapes; with the 100ml sample service we are using we are able to give you the chance to taste a stunning line-up of coveted wines. • Guidalberto, Tenuta San Guido, 2018 (100ml) • Tignanello, 2015 (100ml) • PerSe Iubelius, 2015 (100ml) • Sena, 2016 (100ml) • Shafer One Point Five, 2016 (100ml) • Mascot, 2013 (100ml) Ticket price includes the six 100ml sample bottles, joining instructions and the Zoom meeting link (this will be emailed prior to the event) and the subsequent 1-hr YouTube recording.
Wine Therapy | The Birthday Sessions 4: Italian Legends
As many of you know we are huge fans of the Brunellos from Valdicava and then Bordeaux blends of San Leonardo. They are exceptional wines and unfortunately come with a price tag, which in relation to quality is eminently fair, however it makes it hard to offer them at tastings. With our sampling system in play we are now able to highlight these wines like never before. We will be able to show you both new releases as well as beautifully mature vintages so that you can see for yourselves the excellent quality of these wines and their ability to mature into stunning wines. • Valdicava, 2013 (100ml) • Valdicava, 2005 (100ml) • Valdicava Madonna del Piano, 2012 (100ml) • Villa Gresti, 2014 (100ml) • San Leonardo, 2013 (100ml) • San Leonardo, 2001 (100ml) Ticket price includes the six 100ml sample bottles, joining instructions and the Zoom meeting link (this will be emailed prior to the event) and the subsequent 1-hr YouTube recording.
Wine Therapy | The Birthday Sessions 5: Burgundian Delights
Burgundy as many of Honest Grapes club members will know is a passion bordering on obsession for both Nathan and Tom. Together they have built up several very strong relationships directly with the producers of wines that sign the praises of both the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. As many Pinotphiles will know, theirs is a fickle and at times costly pastime, so trying to host a tasting to showcase the various terroirs and vintages whilst making a tasting cost effective isn’t a simple task. However with the ability to offer you 100ml samples of these wines, Tom and Nathan are now able to really highlight what it is about these certain producers that get them so excited. • Domaine Philippe Colin Bourgogne Blanc, 2017 (100ml) • Domaine Philippe Colin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru 'Maltroie', 2017 (100ml) • Deux Montille Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses, 2015 (100ml) • Domaine de Montille, Pommard 1er Cru 'Les Rugiens-bas', 2011 (100ml) • Domaine Taupenot-Merme, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru 'La Combe d’Orveau', 2012 (100ml) • Domaine du Clos Frantin Clos Vougeot Grand Cru, 2012 (100ml) Ticket price includes the six 100ml sample bottles, joining instructions and the Zoom meeting link (this will be emailed prior to the event) and the subsequent 1-hr YouTube recording.
Wine Therapy | The Birthday Sessions 6: Bordeaux Past and Present
No set of Birthday celebratory tastings would be complete without a dedicated tasting to the great wines of Bordeaux. We have put together a selection of wines that we feel highlight the differences in not only the varying terroirs of Bordeaux but also the importance of vintage variation. This should be an excellent tasting that will hopefully educate and invigorate your palate. • Dubourdieu Clos Floridene Graves Blanc, 2007 (100ml) • Château Carbonnieux, Blanc, 2017 (100ml) • Château Lafon-Rochet, 2015 (100ml) • Château Phélan Ségur, 2005 (100ml) • JCP Maltus Le Nardian Vieux Château Mazerat, 2008 (100ml) • JCP Maltus Le Dôme, 2011 (100ml) Ticket price includes the six 100ml sample bottles, joining instructions and the Zoom meeting link (this will be emailed prior to the event) and the subsequent 1-hr YouTube recording.
Annual Burgundy En Primeur 2018
We were joined by some of our favourite growers including Etienne de Montille, Laurent Delaunay and Loic Dugat. Featured wines from: Albert Bichot, Ballot-Millot, Clos Frantin, de Montille, Dugat-Py, Duroché, Henri Magnien, Hudelot-Noëllat, Jane Eyre and many more.
Burgundy En Primeur 2018 Tasting with Rapha & Honest Grapes
This event, organised together with Rapha, featured wines from Ballot-Millot, Albert Bichot, Philippe Colin, De Montille, Edouard Delaunay, Dugat-Py, Duroché, Jane Eyre, Clos Frantin, Paul Jaqueson, Taupenot-Merme, Francois Raquillet, Jean Tardy and many more.
Premier Crew Club Evening
A club evening for our fantastic Premier Crew Club Members, and potential new members. Premier Crew Club Evenings are an opportunity for members and people interested in joining our club to meet the Honest Grapes team – the ‘Honest Bunch, taste the wines from our latest Club Offers, and participate in the selection of new wines for the Sommelier Selection.
An Evening with Domaines Albert Bichot
In conjunction with our partner Seven Investment Management, we were absolutely delighted to welcome winemaker Matthieu Mangenot from multiple award-winning Domaines Albert Bichot, one of Burgundy’s maisons of reference. Throughout the evening artist Johny Midnight, founder of Gallery Midnight, painted live.
A Taste Of Italy
Our very best Italian wines all under one roof, a carefully curated selection of our favourite producers, and some very special fine wines. The event featured Valdicava, San Leonardo, amazing sparkles from Franciacorta, Villa Sparina, La Giaretta, Querciabella and many more...
Masterclass: An evening with Philippe Pacalet
Maverick winemaker Philippe Pacalet joined Honest Grapes at 67 Pall Mall for an exceptional tasting of his sought after wines from Burgundy and beyond.
Burgundy 2018 En Primeur Drop In Tasting
A drop-in tasting of some specially selected Burgundy 2018 En Primeurs, with a focus on Edouard Delaunay. Guests tried some of the best the vintage has to offer and discussed cellar-building decisions with the Honest Grapes team.
A special Tuscan tasting in central London. We were joined by the representatives from Romitorio, Mastrojanni, Quercia al Poggio, Gracciano della Seta and MonteVerro.
Supper Club with Enrica Rocca
We partnered up with Enrica Rocca Cookery School for a social gathering at the wonderful Notting Hill Fish Shop. Spring Italian dishes showcased the seafood on offer along with perfect wine pairings chosen by the Wine Gurus at Honest Grapes.
Guided tasting with Lionel Faury
Lionel Faury has pushed his winery to the front rank of the Northern Rhône’s first division. A group of virtual vino lovers were supplied with a bottle of Lionel's, e-met and were led through some of his epic wines.