What is the optimal temperature to serve your wine this summer?

What is the optimal temperature to serve your wine this summer?

When it comes to serving and enjoying your favourite bottle of wine this summer, make sure that it is presented at its optimal temperature to ensure it is enjoyed as the wine maker intended. Too hot (like summer room temperature) and the wine’s alcohol will be emphasised, leaving it flat...

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The Best Way to Chill Wine, Science Fiction or Not!

The Best Way to Chill Wine, Science Fiction or Not!

If you delve around certain corners of the Internet, you’ll find all sorts of tricks for speeding up the wine-chilling process. One theory prescribes wrapping a bottle of wine in a wet towel before popping it in the freezer. Another hypothesis is that bottles will chill more quickly stored horizontally...

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Wine Q&A - The Top 26 Wine Questions Answered

Wine Q&A - The Top 26 Wine Questions Answered

As wine becomes a more popular choice of drink for many Australians, there’s no doubt it can become confusing. The most common questions however, tend to be about wine in general, and the answer to some of these questions are surprisingly simple. Let’s take a look at the answers to...

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The Best Wines for Springtime Drinking This Year

The Best Wines for Springtime Drinking This Year

Spring has sprung, and summery days are on the horizon. It’s the perfect time to start stowing away those full-bodied and unctuous reds you invested in over winter, and start stocking your wine fridge with light, refreshing drops that make for the perfect accompaniment to extended dusks and breezy evenings.  ...

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How to remove wine stains: A guide

How to remove wine stains: A guide

We all love drinking wine, but let’s face it, spilling it all over yourself or the furniture is everyone’s worst nightmare. This is easy to do, especially after you may have had a few and are having too much of a good time! Notorious for being a tough stain to...

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5 Fabulous Steak and Wine Pairings

5 Fabulous Steak and Wine Pairings

With summer, just around the corner our mind now shifts to a great piece of steak and a glass of our favourite red wine. From well charred, melt-in-your-mouth eye fillets to juicy rib eyes cooked to perfection over an open flame, there’s something mouth-wateringly primeval about cutting into a juicy...

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A selection of the best wine regions in the world

A selection of the best wine regions in the world

If you are a wine enthusiast, a visit to some of these famous wine regions from around the globe is a must. Relax in a beautiful foreign setting and enjoy some of the best wine from around the world. Each specialising in different types of top-quality wines, visits to these...

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Five Wine Flaws and How to Spot Them

Five Wine Flaws and How to Spot Them

It’s a sad fact of life: from time to time, just like any other product made from natural ingredients, wine does occasionally go bad. However, a large proportion of consumers and even plenty of regular wine drinkers aren't able to spot flaws in their wine. It’s totally possible that many...

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What happens to wine when it ages?

What happens to wine when it ages?

The saying ‘aged like a good wine’ is around for a reason. This expression is regularly used to describe something that improves with ages and that develops better characteristics as time goes on.  Many wines do benefit from aging, but it is a myth that all do. If you are...

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Delicious dishes to make with wine

Delicious dishes to make with wine

Adding wine to a dish can give it the surprise flavour hit it needs. You don’t need to use high quality wine in cooking, so put those cheap bottles of wine that you bought because they were on sale to use now and give your dishes extra flavour and moisture....

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The Benefits of Climate Controlled Wine Storage

The Benefits of Climate 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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Grand Cru Announces Partner Offers

Grand Cru Announces Partner Offers

Grand Cru Wine Fridges is delighted to announce and launch its new and exclusive Partner Offers program. Designed to enhance the Grand Cru online shopping experience, any purchase made online  by a member of a Grand Cru Partner Club or Association will now be eligible for an exclusive discount off...

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Why are wine bottles the shape and size they are?

Why are wine bottles the shape and size they are?

Have you ever wondered why wine bottles come in all shapes and sizes, or why a standard wine bottle is 750ml?  And while the bottle shape and size doesn’t make a difference in terms of impacting the wine’s flavour, the bottle chosen does often represent a good amount of history...

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5 Fabulous Stew & Wine Pairings

5 Fabulous Stew & Wine Pairings

At this time of year nothing beats a hearty stew to warm you up on a cold winters night. Whether you prefer something classic, like a hearty beef bourguignon in red wine sauce, or something lighter like a healthy bouillabaisse, these classic winter dishes paired with a wine match made...

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Is Frozen Wine Salvageable?

Is Frozen Wine Salvageable?

We’ve all been there – you’ve popped a bottle of Savvy B or Rosé in the freezer to chill for a few minutes before pouring yourself a glass, only to absent-mindedly leave it there overnight. Upon retrieving it the next morning, you realise you are now in possession of a...

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10 wonderful reasons why wine can be good for you

10 wonderful reasons why wine can be good for you

If you love a small glass of wine with your dinner after a hard day’s work, then this will be music to your ears. Not only does a glass or two taste rather good, it's remarkably healthy, too, protecting against a whole range of diseases. Numerous health studies have shown...

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