tastings "with chat", ~10 wines, ~an hour & a half, no food. Please call 0131 555 0222 for tickets or online
Champagne vs Sparkling Wednesday 29th November @ The Royal Scots Club, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh7-8.30pm Tickets are £20 a head, fully redeemable against of a case of 12 mixed bottles on the night (Free mainland UK delivery). Our Annual Christmas Special! Order tickets via our website or over the phone 0131 555 0222 . Buy Tickets Online.
Four Seasons Perthshire Wine Dinner Friday 1st December
Richard will be hosting a Gamey wine dinner starting at 7pm
I will talk through the wines matched to each course. The menu will have a Scottish theme, emphasizing some of the great Scottish game available at this time of the year.
December 1st – Gourmet Wine and Game Dinner including all the matched wines – £62
For those that wish not to drive and to take advantage of a great value over night stay of Bed and full Scottish Breakfast from £28 (chalet ) per person sharing. Call the Four Seasons to enquire and book Book your Gourmet Wine Tasting holiday in Scotland by calling the 4 Seasons 01764 685 333 and quote “Wine Tasting Weekend”, http://
Bouchard Finlayson luxury dinner at Greywalls, Gullane, East Lothian Friday 8th December 2017
Drinks reception begins at 7.00pm followed by an exquisite 4 course meal with matching wines at 7.30pm. Coffee, Tea and and petit fours to follow.
John from Grog and Lia from Bouchard will be hosting the evening.
One of South Africa’s most awarded boutique wine estates lies in a scenic valley, just an hour and a half from Cape Town, called Hemel-en-Aarde or Heaven-and-Earth. Framed by great fold mountains and breath-taking ocean views, it is one of the coolest wine-making regions in the Cape, with duplex soil structures and sun-facing slopes. The promise of the unique terroir is harnessed by winemaker Peter Finlayson in slow-ripened, flavour-rich wines of exceptional quality.
Tickets: £75 per person and include drinks reception, 4 Course Meal with wine and coffee, tea and petit four.
Rooms are available at the discounted rate of £150 for a large double room inclusive of bed and breakfast.
Full pre-payment required at point of booking and non-refundable.
Great Grog Fairs
Royal Scot's Club, Edinburgh Thursday 8th March 2018, 6-9pm, Royal Scots Club, Abercombie Place, Edinburgh. We will have a table with some wines to try along with tables with various other wedding suppliers to give you plenty of ideas for your big day.
We can host private tasting events all over Scotland (although I have been as far as London in the deep South). For a standard tasting with up to 26 people, the cost is £391, with £15 a head beyond this. For a Champagne tasting with up to 26 people, we charge £575 with an additional £25 a head thereafter.
These prices include - all wine, glasses, tasting sheets & an experienced, expert tutor with a duration of around 1 1/2 hours. Aprox 1/3 of a glass of each wine will be poured per person. 8 good quality wines will be served with a variety of different themes / formats on offer (see some suggestions below.) The most popular format is a sparkling to start, followed by 4 whites & 3 reds. We can also organise bespoke tastings based on a specific event or particular area of interest.
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 outwith Edinburgh will be charged at cost.
IDEAS FOR TASTING THEMES
Wines from around the World; Wine & Cheese Tasting (+ £5 per head 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 will 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!
In 2016 we hosted tastings for (amongst others) Standard Life(Aberdeen) Investments (thrice), Scottish Widows (thrice), SWIP, Close Bros., HBOS, Lloyds TSB, Morton Fraser, Baille Gifford, Shepherd Wedderburn, Mercers, CIMA, Cala, Fettes, Stew Mel Rugby FP, Scottish Water, Volvo, Warrender Swim Club, RHC Cougars RFC, First State, Wooden Spoon, Health in Mind + many other charity fundraisers. In 2017 the clients will hopefully look similar to 2016 and 2015 etc (we must be doing something right, otherwise they wouldn't ask us back!)
Weekly Saturday afternoon tastings of wine and beer IN THE SHOP, 2 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, please just drop in!