tastings "with chat", ~10 wines, ~an hour & a half, no food. Please call 0131 555 0222 for tickets or online
South America Friday 29th September @ The Royal Scots Club, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh 7-.30pm Tickets are £16 a head, fully redeemable against any order of a case of 12 mixed bottles on the night (Free mainland UK delivery). We will have Lee from Condor wines( South American specialist import agents) here to present a selection of 10 of his fantastic wines. Chile and Argentina with maybe a little Uruguay thrown in. This will be a special night. Order tickets via our website or over the phone 0131 555 0222 . Buy Tickets Online.
Champagne vs Sparkling Wednesday 29th November @ The Royal Scots Club, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh 7-.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.
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 Leah 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.
Fairs & Festivals
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
November Wine Fair 2017
It's the BIGGY! Friday 10th November 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 ONLINE
Mary Erskine School Christmas Fair
Sat 11th November 11-3pm, We will have a trade table in the Marr Hall in the school with a great wee selection of wines to try and buy by the bottle on the day. Happy to take christmas orders too! Cheers
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.
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 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!