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A combination of 2 of my favourite things in life, a bike shop in a wine warehouse...

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Browse & Buy Wine
Minimum order for FREE WINE DELIVERY
mainland UK
is 12 wines mixed OR unmixed.

via "2 working day" courier delivery service.
we offer Next -often same- Day Delivery in Edinburgh.

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March BEER List
BEER Prices are per bottle to collect in Dalkeith Road shop,
U.K. wide beer delivery is free on beer orders over £80

Site updated on Fri 27th March, Spring Forward!
Grog Grog

Grog Warehouse, FIND US
17 East Cromwell Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6HD, Scotland.
(PLEASE drop by, we ain't sexy, but you are welcome in)

tel 0131 555 0222

Events, Festivals & Fairs
Click ABOVE for events, dinners & tastings (piles)..

Grog Bottle Shop
2 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh,EH16 5BP Scotland.
TEL 0131 667 2855.
The Grog Bottle Shop sells SINGLE BOTTLES -Web prices-

Wholesale & Corporate Accounts & Weddings
We supply to lots of Restaurants, businesses & Offices, can we help you?
We also frequently service big functions & weddings.
Advice on styles & quantities, tastings, sale or return, free glass loan, you name it...

Richard's "Strathspey & Badendoch" Newspaper columns, writing as "El Vino"
Ski & Wine March 2015 France vs England Feb 2015
Dry January 2015? What to drink Christmas 2014 Wine vs Beer Nov. 2014
Scottish Wine Oct. 2014 Croatian Trip Sept. 2014
Croatia vs France Aug. 2014 How Green is your wine? July 2014
Spain beats France, June 2014 Trip to Catalonia, May 2014
Rough & Ready Red - April 2014 Skiing & Riesling Feb. 2014
Hogmanay 2013 Christmas Cheers 2013
How to get more out of a bottle, Aug 2013 Wine vs venison July 2013
Canoes & Wine, June 2013 95% within 24 hours, May 2013

Pedal Forth - Bike Repairs, service, sales & hire in Edinburgh

A combination of 2 of my favourite things in life, a bike shop in a wine warehouse...

GROG WHO?? The blurb...
We are an independent Wine Merchant in Edinburgh (Internet/Warehouse/Wholesale/Retail/courses established in the last century...1999 :) We peddle the thrifty... to the rare drinking experience. We flog grog that we, as very practiced drinkers, like to glug, at the price we would like to glug it at. We endevour to sell wines that are exclusive, artisan, direct-shipped & damn tasty. We don't do "Brands", sorry. We deliver your wine via our own dashing, gorgeous van drivers (photos below) or use a "next day" courier (less gorgeous) for further afield .

Your order will be dealt with by one of our vaguely efficient team below (....not photogenic, but not anonymous either).
FREE delivery on EVERY case (12 bottles mixed), MAINLAND UK (offshore is about £20-ish).
If you fancy popping in to browse & COLLECT your wine please feel free!
REFUNDS/RETURNS...If you are not happy with your wine we will offer a full refund or replacement, whichever you prefer. Please contact us as soon as possible (preferably within 2 weeks of receipt).

If you would like to get a paper list posted to you, then please e-mail or phone & we will be delighted to oblige. is that enough blurb? Here is a (very) amateur film of the warehouse, just to show we do indeed exist in the real world...


*To be the first to know of Great Grog Offers & Events, e-mail me and we'll add you to the e-mailing list - only Grog circulars will be sent & we WON'T give your address to anyone else

 Richard - life before GrogRichard

Set up Grog in May '99 after having worked for Oddbins (remember them?) for 10 years, latterly in Edinburgh as a branch manager and staff "Product" Trainer. R has the wset Diploma and has done the first year Master of Wine. He is also a wset Approved Tutor. A far-too-keen drinker & taster, as friends (& wife) will testify, with a fondness for anything decent made from grapes...R has what is termed in the trade a "commercial" palate ie. he likes what most people like. Redness of complexion is a trick of the camera. Holds the record for the heaviest bottle bank in his street.

Janice - life before Grog

Janice Behind every great man there’s a great woman. If it wasn‘t for Janice the rest of us would have no wine to sell, no money, no fuel to put in the vans, no vans to put fuel in and so on and so forth. Allegedly sat down for a sandwich once. Has worked for Grog for 15 yrs (child labour).

Simon - life before Grog

Simon A ridiculously chirpy Teesider who was formerly known as an artist at the Edinburgh College of Art. Simon loves a drop of wine most minutes of the day and tends to know slightly more about what he’s drinking than the people who made it. He will pontificate at length on many things including wine, art, cycles, mountains (athletic rather than aesthetic), Middlesbrough, Ridley Scott (who was also from Middlesbrough). Now in his 12th year at Grog. Party time?

Heather - life before Grog

Heather A tactical drinker (she likes to plan her drinking out loud) with a taste for all the finer things in life but not the bank account to match. Rumoured to be an excellent cook too... (hint hint). A 8th year grogger. Heather is now back from maternity leave. Congratulations to her, Steve & baby Rorie.

John B - life before Grog


Can you believe it? John worked for me in Oddbins about 17 years ago, then he ran the Grog Bar for about 7 years. He has been running Wildfire restaurant for the last couple of years & decided to return to the fold! He still looks SO baby faced! Alcohol is a preservative after all. John runs the Grog Bottle Shop

"Red" - life before Grog


Red (also know as Ian) was Oddbins' "Van man" in Edinburgh for 10 years (where Richard originally gave him the job!) until sloping across to join Grog about 11 years ago. Red only has his "Intermediate" wine exam but his road knowledge is Encyclopaedic. Likes to pretend he’s Elvis and his blood is made from 100% Chardonnay. Red & Janice only recently discovered they stood in the same queue for a Status Quo concert 32 years ago. Oh how things could be so different today. Aspires to enter "Pop Master on Radio 2" with specialist subject of Elvis. Travelled to Graceland in 2014 for research purposes (twice).

Gary - life before Grog


Sleek, silent and stealthy like a Ninja. Highly organised and efficient. If you look at him for too long you turn into a goat. Has a morbid, muttering, mumbling dislike of staircases (like most delivery folk). 10 years in Grog? Crumbs, how time flies.

"Chris" - life before Grog


Big bloke, beard (sometimes). 6 foot 4 inches & 18+ stone & can carry 8 cases of wine at once. When I say 18 stone, I mean 20 stone, he put on 2 stone in his month in Argentina (Argentina now has a shortage of red wine & red meat). He has played rugby for the Indian national team. Don’t dare call him ugly. Chris has a degree in Geophysics & is a qualified snowboard instructor. Probably the most overqualified van driver on the planet. Not quite as hairy in the flesh as his picture would suggest. Disappears for all of January snow surfing every (& I mean every) year; even in 2013 & 2014 with baby in tow!..

Jamie - life before Grog

Jamie It's true, we did indeed recruit Jamie on the basis of the fact his lovely wife bakes cakes for a living - and delicious they are too! After a few years living in London, Jamie hankered back to the quiet life and returned North. Bit of a career change from banking (boo, hiss) to peddling wine, but he is following his heart (if not his pocket). He also increases Grog's respectability tenfold!

"John P" - life before Grog

General Sales Bod & DIY expert. Bought a state of the art racing bicycle which doesn't have brakes, pretty good in Holland methinks, Edinburgh?! ..strange he doesn't use it much. John is half sales, half warehouse, but all man. John is a thinking man's man. Only does four days a week so he can spend time thinking about doing DIY on his yacht in Monaco or Skiing in Val D'Isere, Avoriaz or Les Gets.

Davi B - life before Grog


Davi is Scottish-Brasilian. Keen, boistrous, slightly cheeky, puppy-like enthusiasm exudes from every pore. He is going to have to sing the national anthem at his citizenship test this year (2015) as he has only been here 25 years. eh? Bureaucratic Best of luck mate. He is a well-kent-face about toon. I wonder whether that expression will come up in the test?

17 East Cromwell St, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH6 6HD.
TEL 0131 555 0222
Email richard@greatgrog.co.uk

Site maintained by Richard, hence is definitely not perfect!