Fairs & Festivals

Spring Wine Fair 2017

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It's the BIGGY! Friday 19th May 2017, 6-8.30pm, at the Merchant's Hall 

(200 tickets in total). 100+ wines wander around Un-Tutored tasting.

Tickets £17 (£17 = fully redeemable against a case of wine purchase

on the night, £10 off afterwards) call 0131 555 0222 Buy Tickets Online.

Inverness & Highland Food & Drink Fair

Saturday 27th May 2017 @ The Eden Court, 10-4pm

Eskbank Rotary Summer Tasting Fair

Saturday 17th June 2017 7pm

We will once again be in the National Mining Museum in Newtongrange . We will have about 50 wines and 20 Beers on show to taste. Tickets £15 from the rotary. We had a great evening in December last year with about 110 tasters coming along. Richard will be running 3 quick tutored tastings in the cafe during the evening to get your tasting confidence up.

Botanic Gardens Wedding Fair

Sunday 24th September 2017, noon-4pm, in the beautiful Caledonian Hall

GrogShop Bottled Beer Fair

Sat. 30th September 2017, 1-5pm, at St Peter's Church Hall, Lutton Place, Edinburgh

Come and try loads and LOADS of beers and meet the brewers. Tickets £10 available from the shop, 2 Dalkeith Road 0131 667 2855 or the Warehouse 17 East Cromwell Street 0131 555 0222 or online

Wine Dinners

In 2016, we held wine dinners with; Bijou BistroFishers In the CityThe ApartmentMartin WishartsFour Seasons Hotel, St Fillans

 

Wine vs BBQ tutored dinner at Reekies Smokehouse 20 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh Tuesday, 2nd May, 7 for 7.30pm

Super Simon will be indulging his love of smoky meat at this tasty, informal, affordable family-run gaff.

£40 per person covers the menu below all matched with a suitable alcoholic grape juice-based drink.

Likely menu (may be subject to slight variation):

On arrival....Bags of Freshly Fried Crisps, dusted with Reekie’s Spice Rubs

Pig’s Cheek Pie: Specially Selected Scottish Pork Pig’s Cheeks smoked then braised with local veg, served with a Puff Pastry top

Smoked Oxtail Stew: Scotch Beef Oxtails, lightly smoked and then braised in a deep liquor of tomato, anise and garlic.

“Mechoui” Lamb: Smoked Moroccan Spiced Scotch Lamb Shoulder, served with a Carrot and Sesame Salad and Harissa

Scotch Beef Short Rib: Smoked simply, served with Pickled Mushrooms and Horseradish Sauce

Pudding…..Sugared Donut Holes with Dark Chocolate and Honey Caramel dipping sauces

Book via Craig and Felicity at Reekies via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via their Facebook page

Tutored Wine Tastings

tastings "with chat", ~10 wines, ~an hour & a half, no food. Please call 0131 555 0222 for tickets or  online

Springy Sauvignon and friends. Friday 24th March @ The Royal Scots Club, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh. 7-8.30pm. Tickets are £15 a head, fully redeemable against any order of 12 mixed bottles on the night (Free mainland UK delivery). Like Sauvignon Blanc? Want to try our best ones? Fancy trying some other wines of a similar ilk? Then this is the evening for you. ALL WHITE. Buy Tickets Online.

South African Wine (and Cheese) Charity Tasting. Friday 31st March @ Spoon Bistro 6a Nicolson Street, Edinburgh.   6-8pm. Tickets £20. Join Simon at Moira's lovely bistro to raise money for primary schools and day care centres in the Umlazi township in Durban. Come along and hear more about the project, taste some of the Rainbow Nation's cracking wines and eat some (most likely Scottish) cheese. All profits and monies raised on the night will go to the charity- see here for more details...Book via Spoon on 0131 623 1752 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

La Dolce Vita. Friday April 28th @ The Royal Scots Club, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh 7-8.30pm. Tickets are £15 a head, fully redeemable against any order of mixed bottles on the night (Free mainland UK delivery). Are you fan of all things Italian? Then come along and try some of our delicious wines and hear about Clare's trip to Vinitaly, the biggest wine fair in the world. REDS AND WHITES. Buy Tickets Online.

Viva Espania. Friday June 30th @ The Royal Scots Club, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh 7-.30pm Tickets are £15 a head, fully redeemable against any order of mixed bottles on the night (Free mainland UK delivery). We'll be freshly back from Rioja and Navarra to talk you through some excellent wines.REDS AND WHITES. Buy Tickets Online.

Private Wine Tastings

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 intest.

VENUES

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! 

IDEAS FOR FORMATS

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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 2016 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, 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!)

FREE Tastings in the GROG SHOP

Weekly Saturday afternoon tastings of wine and beer IN THE SHOP, 2 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, please just drop in! 

 

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