The ultimate guide to progressing your white wine palate

Honest Grapes’ Tom Harrow on discovering new fine white wines

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In the second instalment of our ultimate guide to fine wine, Honest Grapes’ Wine Director, Tom Harrow, discusses how to progress your palate, once you’ve found a white wine you love.

Using a typical white Burgundian Chablis as his starting point, Tom takes us on a journey to the similarly cool climes of Kent in the UK. Here, thanks to the chalky terroir, a 2013 Gusbourne Guinevere Chardonnay conjures the same gently oaked minerality.

Next, Tom heads to the Old World of wine – to a similar grape, called Cortese, grown in Piedmont, Italy, at the Villa Sparina.

Finally, he looks to the higher end of the budget. A French 2009 Chardonnay, from Chateau de Puligny Montrachet, reveals deeper, yet quintessentially Burgundian characteristics.

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