Another weekend has passed us by and we all begrudgingly head back into work. With the cold front that's hit us again we thought it would be a great chance to get some big reds out. Let's begin shall we?

Founded in 1890, La Rioja Alta is arguably the traditional Rioja bodega whose wines are most consistent, readily available, the most time and time again delicious.This is a tough to find bottling from La Rioja Alta. It consists of 95% Tempranillo and 5% Mazuelo. Wonderfully classic, with lovely fruit, some subtle earthy notes, and a more restrained, traditional style. This wine will surely age well for another decade or more. Arana, it is worth noting, is also a favorite amongst many of the crew over at La Rioja Alta.

Viña Arana Reserva 2009 @ £23.95

An award winning, rich, savoury, spicy, medium bodied red wine from Rioja. Tobacco, caramel, incense and spices on the nose with ripe dark fruits, vanilla and oak on the palate. Pair with charcuterie, red meats or medium to mature cheeses.

This has quickly become one of the most popular wines in the shop so why not come see what all the fuss is about?

Welcome back! We hope your weekend was as lovely and winey as it should have been. Another new one for you today, the Montes Alpha Pinot Noir...

Montes was established in 1988 by Aurelio Montes, Douglas Murray, Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand, with the aim to produce the best wines in Chile from the best regions. We have long admired Montes and what they have done for Chilean wine over the past three decades. The Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon, first produced in 1987, broke the mould for premium wines in Chile. Since then, Alpha has gone from being a wine to being the core range in the Montes portfolio. The grapes and sites are carefully selected in order to ensure varietal integrity and complexity . Viticulture is hands on and individual rather than mechanical and industrial. The result is a range of wines that offer superb value within the premium wine market - whether from Chile or anywhere else.

Montes Alpha Aconcagua Pinot Noir @ £13.95 - Buy it here!
Bright ruby red colour. The nose presents aromas of ripe cherries and raspberries, white pepper and a touch of violets. Medium-bodied, the palate has silky, smooth tannins, fresh and vibrant acidity, and shows well-integrated French oak. The long and perfumed finish is smooth and elegant.

A few of these available to buy but due to its screwcap we are unable to taste it! Either way, it's an absolute beauty so definitely worth a shot.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Finally we are past the Christmas break and everything can return back to normal. 

We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our customers for making 2017 such an amazing year for us at Grand Cru Co. 2018 will be a big one too as our company continues to grow and expand into new territories. Watch this space for upcoming changes to what's going on!

Cheers and thanks again!

Yesterday we had a little look into what would be a great accompaniment to a lovely meal on New Years Eve. What if that's not your style? What if Prosecco is your style? We have a couple for you...


Ca' di Alte Prosecco Spumante Extra dry NV @ £13.95 - Buy it here!
Light straw yellow with fine bubbles. A pleasant bouquet with notes of pear and floral hints is followed by a very bright, clean and lifted, palate. Very dry, with lingering freshness.

Rive della Chiesa Prosecco Frizzante NV @ £9.99 - Buy it here!
This brilliant, light straw-yellow prosecco begins with a soft and persistent froth. Notes of golden apple, peach and other white fruits. With a slightly sweet taste it is an excellent match for desserts or aperitifs.

Thomson and Scott Skinny Prosecco NV @ £17.95 - Buy it here!
This gorgeous Prosecco manages to drop their sugar content down by a good margin. This leaves the wine with an incredibly dry style which is light and refreshing with floral and apple aromas on the nose. The palate is fresh, lively, and fruity with great acidity and notes of green apple, golden apple, honeydew melon and pear.


All of these will blow you out of the water on your big night. Come and grab a couple and have a fantastic New Year.

Don't forget that we are open tomorrow! Yes I know, I know. We are usually closed on Sundays but as it's Christmas we've decided to open for a little more!

You've got from 11am until 3pm on Sunday 24th to grab a few bottles as from then we are closed until the 29th!

As always things are open to taste to make sure that your Christmas is absolute heaven.

Merry Christmas!

Now this is something that not many of our customers will have tried in their lives but should be on everyone's bucket list. A great sake is a truly amazing this to behold. But finding a really outstanding sake is no small task. But, as ever, we have undertaken this task and have come up with these... Sakes have been made by the family-owned Tosa brewery since 1877. It is currently run by Muneki Matusmoto (of the sixth generation) who still uses the original brewery 138 years later. It is situated in the beautiful mountainous region called Tosa Ryohoku in the Kochi prefecture. The name of their range, ‘Keigetsu’, is a Japanese term which describes the beautiful evening scene created when the moon hangs over Katsurahama shore.

Keigetsu Tokubetsu Junmai Sake @ £25.95
The ‘Aikawahomare’ Tokubetsu Junmai is made from Hinohikari rice from the Aikawa region polished to 60%. The nose leads with honeydew melon and sweet chestnut paste. The palate is round and silky with yellow peach on the finish, and is true to its ‘tokubetsu’ (‘special’) designation

Keigetsu Junmai Daiginjo Sake @ £30.95
The Junmai Daiginjo is made from Gin no Yume rice with a 45% polish. It has soft and delicate aromas of lychee and rose which continue onto the palate. It is dry but wonderfully balanced and has great purity on the finish.

Don't expect these to be here forever. A couple of customers have already vouched for their quality and won't stop coming back!