Inspired by this hideous weather, we've decided to focus on reds this week - delicious wines to curl up at home with! Today's wine is a massive favourite here is the shop...


 

Jean Leon Merlot 2006Buy it here!

Where can we start? Velvety smooth, juicy strawberry and cherry flavours, incredibly lush with a fabulous long finish. Fab with food or without this juice will keep you smiling even on the wettest of days! It's 10% off this week so come and try some!

Welcome back to our weekly newsletter, full of information from around the world, generally based around wine...


 

Did you know that the 13 most common birthdays in the world are all in the 13 day period between the 19th of September and the 1st of October. So if you have a friend or family member with a birthday coming up and are struggling to think of the perfect present, why not pop in to the shop? Wine can make a wonderful present and we stock a wide selection of wines from all over the world to suit any palate and any budget! If you're not sure whether the birthday boy or girl prefers an Argentinian Malbec or a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, one of our gift vouchers makes an ideal present, they are available in £25 increments.


 

Macmillan Cancer Support are having a fantastic Go-Sober-This-October campaign. If you'll be taking part you'll need to get your drinks in before the end of the month! Don't forget we sell cases of 12 bottles with a 15% discount and free delivery so fill your boots whilst you can!

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As you all probably know, September is harvest time in the European world of wine and in Champagne they have had a cracking season. Between the end of August and the end of September is harvest time and throughout Champagne producers have been celebrating the fantastic weather over the summer. A lovely balance of rain and sun has created the perfect conditions to grow grapes in the way they should be grown and have ended with wonderful acidity.

The general French harvest has been good too. A dry and warm summer has ended up causing this vintage to be hailed as potentially one of the best vintages in a long time, possibly the best of the century. Of course they won't know anything until they taste the wines, but the key characteristics point to an absolutely outstanding vintage with yields slightly lower than last year but with truly amazing quality.

 


Here at Grand Cru Co, we've had an amazing response to our wine tasting evenings. All tickets are now completely sold out until November, so if you do want to take part you need to get in contact with us as soon as possible to make sure you get your place!

We have also had a number of customers book in for private tastings which we are very happy to be able to provide. If you would like any more information on any of these please don't hesitate to ask on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Either of these ideas would make a perfect present for a wine lover, so why not bring them down or surprise them?

And we are finally graced with a sunny Saturday. A chance to maybe come and buy a nice bottle of wine? Yes? Well in that case why not come and get yourself a few bottles of...


 

Rive della Chiesa ProseccoBuy it here!

Made from 100% Glera grapes, this fizzy juice has a background of sweetness to its tropical fruit flavours which mixes wonderfully with the acidity it holds to create an all round stonker of a bottle. 10% off too so why not come and have a taste?

Friday is here and it's time to sit back and enjoy the time we have to ourselves. And what better to sit back with than an awesome bottle of...


 

Gavi di Gavi 2014 - Buy it here!

This juice is a fantastic example of how this wine should be. Crisp and dry with amazing acidity and beautiful flavours of citrus. It's 10% off too so what are you waiting for?

Good morning! This week at Grand Cru has an Italian flavour. We've got five Italian wines to taste in the shop all at 10% off. First on our list is a must have...


 

Castello Vicchiomaggio San Jacopo Chianti Classico 2013 - Buy it here!

. John Mata has been awarded Italian winemaker of the year many times and for good reason. This beautiful red is as smooth as silk with a delicious oaky fullness. Perfect with any meaty dish, it's bellissimo!

The sun today is an absolute godsend! Making the end to the week even more enjoyable. To assist you in this enjoyment we have our wine of the day as...


 

Miraval Rosé 2014Buy it here!

From Provence, this one is beautiful, crisp dry juice with beautiful fruit flavours which begin in the nose and move swiftly into the palate. Truly amazing cold on a nice sunny day, and with 10% off you cannot afford to miss this!