The Perfect Wine and Chocolate Pairings

The Perfect Wine and Chocolate Pairings

Wine and chocolate are two of life’s greatest pleasures, especially when consumed on Valentine’s Day! This may not be as common a coupling as the classic wine and cheese combo, but wine and chocolate work together beautifully and make for the perfect evening treat. At Grand Cru, we have put...

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10 of the Best Wine Regions in the World

10 of the Best Wine Regions in the World

For a wine lover, visiting some of these famous wine regions across the globe is a must. We have narrowed down a list of our favourites, from iconic Australian regions, to the hidden gems of Argentina and beyond. Get started on your holiday plans and read on for 10 of...

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The Benefits of Temperature Controlled Wine Storage

The Benefits of Temperature Controlled Wine Storage

If you love wine as much as I do, you’ll appreciate how important proper storage is. For any wine collector, the day a beautiful bottle of red turns brown or tastes like paint thinner, is a sad day indeed. If you are not taking the effort of storing your wine properly, you...

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The Top 5 Wines For Springtime

The Top 5 Wines For Springtime

Spring is right around the corner, and with the change in seasons comes the change in wine, and there are certain wines that go better with the weather and with the seasonal events of that time of the year. Today, I am sharing a list of the top 5 best...

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Coravin vs Corkscrew: A Battle Between Preservation & Freedom

Coravin vs Corkscrew: A Battle Between Preservation & Freedom

If you’ve ever opened up a bottle of wine, then you’re already well acquainted with #thestruggle. Everything from how much you’ll drink, and deciding between red or white, to how you’re going to do your very best not to destroy that cork with the corkscrew this time, all flash through...

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Warm Winter Wonders with Wine Pairings

Warm Winter Wonders with Wine Pairings

At this time of year nothing beats a slow cooked ragu or a delicious spicy curry to warm you up on a cold winters night. Whether you prefer something classic, like a saucy bolognese pasta bake, or something lighter like a chicken noodle soup, these classic winter dishes paired with...

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4 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Wine Fridge

4 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Wine Fridge

So, you’ve finally decided to take the plunge and invest in that highly-esteemed wine fridge like a true connoisseur. Good for you. However, before settling on the first wine fridge to land on your radar, it’s a good idea to do your research and make sure your purchase is one...

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9 Mistakes We All Make When Buying Wine

9 Mistakes We All Make When Buying Wine

There are many moments in life that make our hearts sink. One of the worst is surely coming home from a wine shop with a disappointing bottle. One of the problems with wine is that it is sometimes inherently mysterious: until you’ve unscrewed the cap, the contents of the bottle can be...

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Meet the All Blacks

Meet the All Blacks

It's official: black is back as a major kitchen design trend in 2018. Therefore, at Grand Cru we've put together a range of ‘All Black’ wine fridges that will inspire and delight you. Whether you're looking to invest in a wine fridge for the first time, upgrade to something bigger...

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Hit or myth? The seven rules of wine

Hit or myth? The seven rules of wine

The rituals surrounding the drinking of wine long been the preserve of those in the know, who can make friends and influence people by demonstrating their understanding of complicated flavour notes, the need for excessive swirling, and the role of fancy decanters, Grand Cru stock a nice range by the way!...

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What's the best way to wash and dry wine glasses?

What's the best way to wash and dry wine glasses?

It's after midnight. The Champagne, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay has disappeared, along with the dinner guests who had to get back to the babysitter/back on Tinder/back on the wagon. There were only six of them but there's a wedding's worth of dirty glasses on the table. Will you make like...

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The Perfect Match: Food and Wine Pairings

The Perfect Match: Food and Wine Pairings

If you are an avid chef, or perhaps a passionate wine connoisseur, it is imperative to know which wines match certain types of food. When appropriately matched, the right wine and food combination can elevate and transform a dining experience from mediocre to truly exquisite! Amaze your guests by providing...

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How to choose the right wine fridge

How to choose the right wine fridge

Buying a wine fridge is a relatively large investment, and you need to get it right the first time. A small amount of time spent doing your homework first will be well rewarded. To assist selecting the wine fridge that best suits your needs, consider the following 4 key factors:...

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What is the right temperature to serve every type of wine?

What is the right temperature to serve every type of wine?

When it comes to serving your favourite bottle of wine at the correct temperature, ideally it should be just right. Too hot and the wine’s alcohol will be emphasized, leaving it flat and flabby. Too cold and the aromas and flavours will be muted and, for reds, the tannins may...

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A Few Fascinating Facts about Red Wine

A Few Fascinating Facts about Red Wine

Red wine is a versatile beverage. Not only are there so many different kinds and a symphony of delicious aromas and flavours to enjoy in the realm of red wine, there are also a bunch of health benefits that come along with drinking the illustrious drink. People have enjoyed this...

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The World’s Most Famous Sommeliers

The World’s Most Famous Sommeliers

What would the wine scene be without the wine experts? “Sommelier” is the French term for one who is well-versed in the ways of wine, being trained in all aspects of wine and how it should best be served. Sommeliers are experts of their trade, and there are many criteria...

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The Top Winery Accommodations in Australia

The Top Winery Accommodations in Australia

Generally, wineries are located in some of the most picturesque corners of the world. It’s no wonder buses of day trippers flock to the Yarra, Hunter, Barossa and Clare Valleys, McLaren Vale, the Adelaide Hills and myriad more. A bus trip to these locales is all good and well, but...

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Tips on Starting Your Own Wine Collection

Tips on Starting Your Own Wine Collection

Oh, sure. You're of modest means and here I go suggesting you build an expensive wine cellar and collect hundreds of bottles of expensive wines. If you're thinking I am suggesting that, you can chill out like a cool bottle of white, right now. Having a wine collection doesn't mean...

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