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Tastings Page updated on Mon 25th July

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2016 Great Grog Fairs
(Click for pictures from past Grog Fairs)

EDINBURGH - GROG's Autumn Bottled Beer Fair
Saturday 24th Sept 2016, 1-5pm,
at the St Peter's Church Hall14 Lutton Place, Edinburgh.
We're taking over St Peter's Church hall, just down the road from the shop, to present you with a huge selection of beer. We've invited some GREAT Scottish brewers to come along.
It's simple. Go around the stalls armed with one of our fine pieces of plastic-glassware. Behind each stall you'll meet a friendly brewer who'll show you around their selection and answer any questions. You'll have four hours to try as much as you'd like (about 90 bottled beers) but please remember to drink responsibly.
Tickets are £10. (£8 student/concession). Tickets may be bought either in the shop, over the phone or Buy Tickets Online. If you have any questions email e-mail shop@greatgrog.co.uk

EDINBURGH - GROG's Christmas Wine Fair
Friday 18th November 2016, 6-8.30pm,
at the Merchant's Hall (200 tickets in total), . 100+ Christmassy wines wander around Un-Tutored tasting. Tickets £17 (£17 = fully redeemable against a case of wine purchase!) call 0131 555 0222
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Tutored Wine Tastings
tastings "with chat", ~10 wines, ~an hour & a half, "grog and food" tutored below.
"Kahurangi Estate" NZ; Winemaker Tutored Tasting Samantha Day - Owner
@ Royal Scots Club Abercromby Place, Edinburgh. Thurs 27th Oct 2016, 7-8.30pm.
The rather lovely Samantha Day will be here to chat you through 10 of her rather lovely wines from Nelson, New Zealand. Tickets are £17 per head (redeemable against a case, Free Delivery) get tickets by calling 0131 555 0222, cheers! or
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"Other" Fairs & Festivals
Events that we have a stand at....wine tasting & sales by the bottle

Cawdor Castle Living Food Fair Sat 17th Sept 2016, 10am-5pm. Cawdor castle, just South of Inverness. Richard will have a dozen wines open to try & buy on the day. Tons of really, really good artisan producers. A classy day out.

Royal Botanic Gardens Wedding Fair Fair Sun 25th Sept 2016, 11am-4pm. Caledonian Hall Grog will have a skelp of "Wedding-Friendly" wines open to try & buy on the day. Various other wedding suppliers to give you ideas for your day will be there too. Free entry, just stroll in.

Esk Valley Rotary Christmas Tasting 7-9pm Sat 26th November 2016, National Mining Museum, Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange, Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4QN. We will be showing about 50 wines, Sherries & Ports for Christmas, Untutored, wander-around event (masterclasses every half hour) Tickets via e-mail Eskbank Rotary

Alex Salmond, Simon & Mat summer 2011 Richard in Inverness 2013

Private Wine Tastings
we can host private tasting events all over Scotland (although I have been as far as London in the deep, deep South). Minimum Price is £391, this is for a tasting for up to 23 people. We charge £17 a head beyond 23 people. £575 minimum for a Champagne tasting for up to 23 people & £25 per Head above 23 people.

Prices include - all wine; glasses; tasting sheets & an experienced, expert tutor.
8 good quality wines (white &/or red, a fizz &/or dessert wine as desired). See themes ideas below.
The most popular format is a Sparkling to start, followed by 4 whites & 3 reds.
Duration approx 1 and a half hours, Tasting sheets for each person, quiz (if required) .
Approx 1/3 of a glass of each wine per person.

We are happy to come to your office or boardroom to do the event. We also routinely use several “third party” venues & restaurants around Edinburgh. Third party venues may incur a hire fee and are subject to availability. Maximum tasting numbers are only limited by the venue capacity. If numbers go above 70 then we would suggest more of a “wine fair” format rather than tutored event - we provide appropriate numbers of expert staff to pour & chat whatever your numbers. Travelling time & expenses for venues out-with Edinburgh will be charged at cost.

Wines from around the World; Wine & Cheese Tasting (£3 per head supplement for cheese); New World vs Old World; Unusual Grape varieties; Sauvignon Blanc alternatives; Six nations Rugby (Wine, cider, beer & Whisky will be involved!); Wine Olympics; Champagnes vs Sparkling (£25 min. per head); ...you name it, we can try to do it!

Straightforward- Tutor pours & talks through the wines. Informal & easy-going style.
Call My Wine Bluff - a fun competition to guess the right wines from their descriptions.
Blind Tasting – Guessing game for some, or all, of the wines or prices or countries or grape varieties, as easy as you fancy – expert knowledge NOT required!
Fun Quiz – tasting with questions and a general wine knowledge quiz (with plenty clues!)
Whisky Tastings – let us lead you through the regional styles.
Beer Tastings - taste the finest of Scottish or World Ales from our range of 300!

Please phone for more details; 0131 555 0222 or e-mail richard@greatgrog.co.uk 50% Deposit required on confirmation of booking. Late cancellation may incur some costs, which will be charged to the client. Prices quoted are as a guide & are plus any expenses & travelling costs (out-with Edinburgh) as appropriate. All prices include VAT at 20%.

in 2015 we hosted tastings for (amongst others) Standard Life Investments (thrice), Scottish Widows (thrice), SWIP, Close Bros., HBOS, Lloyds TSB, Morton Fraser, Baille Gifford, Shepherd Wedderburn, Deutsche Bank, Mercers, CIMA, Cala, Fettes, Stew Mel Rugby FP, Scottish Water, Volvo, First State, Wooden Spoon & Health in Mind & many other charities. In 2016 the clients look very similar (we must be doing something right, otherwise they wouldn't ask us back!)  

Wine Dinners
NORMALLY something like...tasting + Food "with chat", 4-6 wines, ~2 hours
Edinburgh Wine vs Tapas Night
@ The Apartment Restaurant 7-13 Barclay Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4HW. Wed 7th Sept 2016, 7-10pm.
5 wines vs 5 Tapas Dishes to match. 20 Spaces only! @ £30 a head. Book a space via the Apartment on 0131 228 6456.

Edinburgh Aussie Winemaker(s!!) Dinner
@ The Apartment Restaurant 7-13 Barclay Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4HW. Thurs 22nd Sept 2016, 7-10pm.
8 fine wines! from Pawn (Tom Keelan, Adelaide Hills) & Bremerton (Lucy Wilson, Langhorne Creek),
4 Courses. 20 Spaces only! @ £50 a head including all wines & food for this unique evening. Book a space via the Apartment on 0131 228 6456.

Edinburgh NZ Winemaker Dinner
@ Bijou Bistro 2 Restalrig Road, Edinburgh, EH6 8BN. Friday 28th Oct 2016, 7pm.
Kahurangi Estate owner Samantha Day will be here showing off here amazing New Zealand wines contra fab Bijou Bistro food. Tickets £55 a head inc all wines & food. Book a space via Bijou on 0131-538-0664.

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Please let us know your e-address. We e-mail special offers & advance warning of events. There'll be no SPAM only GROG
e-mail richard@greatgrog.co.uk


17 East Cromwell St, Edinburgh, EH6 6HD, Scotland
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