Savouring the Spirit of Sangria

By Matthew Gerard on Feb 26, 2024

As the sun sets on a warm summer evening, there's a drink that has been capturing hearts and palates for centuries – sangria! This refreshing and flavourful concoction has a rich history that traces back to ...

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Crafting Romance: DIY Wine and Chocolate Pairing for a Perfect Valentine's Day

By Matthew Gerard on Feb 12, 2024

Valentine's Day is synonymous with love, and what better way to celebrate than with a decadent DIY wine and chocolate pairing experience at home? Elevate your romantic evening with a symphony of flavours tha...

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Unlocking the Delights: The Benefits of Dual Temperature Zone Wine Fridges

By Matthew Gerard on Nov 27, 2023

Wine, with its rich history and diverse flavours, has long been a source of fascination for connoisseurs and casual enthusiasts alike. Whether you enjoy a crisp Chardonnay or a bold Cabernet Sauvignon, you'l...

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Refreshing Wine Cocktails for Summer

By Matthew Gerard on Nov 20, 2023

As the sun graces us with its warm presence, our taste buds yearn for cool and refreshing libations. While wine is often enjoyed straight from the bottle, it's also the perfect base for crafting delicious an...

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A Journey Through the World of Wines: From Grape to Glass

By Matthew Gerard on Aug 07, 2023

Wine, an elixir cherished by cultures across the globe for centuries, holds a captivating allure that transcends borders and time. The diverse array of wines available can be attributed to the myriad grape v...

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What Makes a Good Red Wine vs a Bad Red Wine?

By Matthew Gerard on Jun 05, 2023

Red wine is a beloved beverage enjoyed by many around the world. However, not all are created equal. Several factors contribute to what distinguishes a good red wine from a bad one. Here are some key element...

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Five Ways to Tell You Have a Quality Bottle of Wine

By Matthew Gerard on Dec 30, 2022

Red wine can really enhance a meal or make an evening special. But if you don't know your pinot noir from your cabernet sauvignon, it's hard to tell if you're getting a good one or not.  An excellent approa...

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How to Tell If Something Isn't Quite Right With Your Wine

By Matthew Gerard on Dec 10, 2022

Drinking a glass of wine can be a great way to relax, unwind, and deepen your appreciation for the finer things in life. Unfortunately, not all wines appeal to our palates or expectations.  If you're wonderi...

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Wine Basics – Decanting Wine

By Matthew Gerard on Aug 12, 2022

For red wine lovers, there's nothing quite like the taste of a well-aged vintage. But if you're not careful, all that flavour can be quickly ruined by oxygen exposure. Decanting red wine is an important step...

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4 Winter Reds To Get Your Sip On

By Matthew Gerard on Aug 05, 2022

There are many reasons why red wine is the perfect drink for winter. Red wine is naturally rich and flavorful, making it the perfect companion for hearty winter dishes. Additionally, red wine is known for it...

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Wine Basics - What Is The Best Temperature To Store And Serve Wine?

By Matthew Gerard on Jul 22, 2022

Wine is best enjoyed at the perfect temperature, but what is the perfect temperature for each type of wine? Read on to hear from Grand Cru’s wine experts, and discover tips to store your wine the way it shou...

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Like Peas In A Pod – Perfect Pairings For Winter Reds

By Matthew Gerard on Jun 24, 2022

The weather is cooling down, the heater is being cranked up, and the sound of popping bottles of red wine, pouring into a generous glass is echoing around the kitchen. Red wine is delectable on its own, but ...

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