Good morning from us here at Grand Cru! Today is the last day we have to endure until it is finally the weekend, so to celebrate we have yet another fantastic wine of the day to wet your whistle with.


 

 

Wine of the Day - Chateau de Sours, Bordeaux Rosé
With a gentle bouquet of fresh and simple grapefruit and raspberry, this one will sit in your memory for years to come. Flavours of strawberries and bubblegum grace the palate from the first sip but don't mistake this for a sweet one, it's still beautifully dry and crisp. Come and grab a bottle, we assure you that disappointment will never come, especially when it's only £9.50 a bottle!

Wine of the Day - Torres Tormenta, The Storm


 

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This gorgeous organic Sauvignon Blanc from Chile was described by a customer as "a party in my mouth" and he's not wrong! With tropical fruit flavours and a refreshing acidity this wine is eminently drinkable. The Torres vineyards also have Fairtrade accreditation so at £8.95, you can drink it to your hearts content knowing you've done your bit!

Hi all, we've had loads of enquiries about tasting evenings and private hire opportunities so here is the lowdown...

 

Private Hire
Yes, we are available for private hire and can host tastings on your behalf. So if you are a local business or someone with a birthday coming up and want to do something different, let us know and we can help!

Tasting Evenings
We will be running tasting evenings in the shop so send us an email and let us know what you would most be interested in.

WSET
The Wine and Spirit Education Trust is a professional body specialising in wine courses. These are recognised certificated programmes so if you'd like a professional qualification let us know as we can also host these in the shop using our wines.

We look forward to hearing from you!

After a Facebook malfunction yesterday we have two wines of the day, both of the utmost quality! So without further ado....


 

Wine of the Day number 1 - Esk Valley Riesling 2013

 


This hand crafted wine is from Marlborough in New Zealand. The Esk Valley estate shies away from over mechanisation and relies upon the more traditional 'old fashioned' methods of wine production. They have created a Riesling using grapes from hotter slops for tropical fruitiness and cooler slopes for crispness and acidity. This combination has produced something really special - perfectly rounded, soft yet refreshing, this wine will taste fabulous with food with a bit of spicy heat. We have some open so come and try it, it's just £11.95 for a little piece of heaven!


 

Wine of the Day number 2 - San Jacopo da Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico


Made with 100% Sangiovese grapes, this wine has been crafted by John Mata's team in Tuscany. John has been awarded Italian Winemaker of the Year no less than four times so this wine is a beauty! An elegant and refined red, it's smooth with soft tannins and an oaky fullness. Try it with spaghetti bolognese, put on some opera, close your eyes and for £8.75 you will be transported to the beautiful Tuscan countryside....


This fantastic estate from Gavi in North West Italy has delivered an exceptionally fine wine - in our tasting notes we have written "utterly awesome"! Buy here!


 

The Gavi di Gavi DOCG is situated in the southern part of Piedmont, in the north-western part of Italy. The name is derived from the town of Gavi, which is at the centre of the production zone, and the indigenous white grape variety from which it is made. The Cortese grape from which Gavi is made is quite high in acidity but the steely structure of this wine balances the crisp acidity. The DOCG area is quite a small area of land around the town of Gavi with limestone dominant soils, the grapes are selected manually and the wine spends more time on its yeast; all this means that the wine is more structured, has more body and displays more minerality than "standard" Gavi DOC.

 

Very pale in colour, this Gavi di Gavi is really citrusy on the nose - lemons and limes - with a hint of quince.  On the palate the citrus theme is accompanied by a touch of pineapple.  This medium-bodied wine has a lime finish which is very long and dry. This is a really lovely example of a Gavi di Gavi, elegant in structure, and very versatile in terms of foods with which to serve it. How about trying it with some seafood? As they say in Italy, Bellissimo!


We here at Grand Cru Co are proud to announce that the opening day of our new shop in Beckenham is almost upon us! On Saturday the 11th of July we open our doors to the public for the first time and we hope you will come down and visit us so that we can assist you face-to-face with all of your wine needs; from wine itself and drinking and storage accessories all the way to books and ourselves helping you find the right bottle that suits your tastes.
                
From normal single bottles up to Nebuchadnezzars we have it all, and if we don't then feel free to ask! Our selection is attacked from all angles to make sure that we have chosen the best of the best of each variety and region. On top of this, we will have an open bottle of a number of wines so that you can try a few each week and reassure yourself that your choice is definitely the one for you.
                
We are also currently running a competition to win a magnum of André Clouet Rosé worth £59.95. Just reply to the email with your full name to be entered into the draw, the winner will be chosen on our opening day but we can post to absolutely anywhere in the UK so its up for grabs by anyone!
                
               
We hope to see you soon, best regards,
Grand Cru Team