Fairs & Festivals

Spring Wine Fair 2017


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.


GrogShop Bottled Beer Fair

Saturday 18th March 2017, 1-5pm, at St Peter's Church Hall, Lutton Place, Edinburgh

Come and try loads and LOADS of beer and meet the brewers. Tickets available from the shop, warehouse or website for £10

Brewers attending are Tempest, Fallen, Black Metal etc etc. Some of Scotland's best craft brewers



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

Wine Dinners

NORMALLY something like... tasting + food "with chat", 4-6 wines, ~2 hours 

Four Season's Hotel Wine Dinner Friday 10th March 2017

Simon is returning for another entertaining evening on the shores of Loch Earn in St Fillans, Perthshire. Please contact the Hotel to book Reservations +44 (0)1764 685 333  Gourmet Wine Dinner including 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 28.00 (chalet ) per person sharing .The second night Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at 30% off standard rates, from 68 (chalet)

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

Tutored Wine Tastings

tastings "with chat", ~10 wines, ~an hour & a half, "grog and food" tutored below.

Please call 0131 555 0222 for tickets or buy online

South Africa's finest. Friday 24th February @ The Royal Scots Club, Abercrombie 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). Simon will be regailing you with his recent trip to SA (he is off in January) and will give you insight to this wonderful land and its best wineries. REDS AND WHITES.

Springy Sauvignon and friends. Friday 24th March @ The Royal Scots Club, Abercrombie 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.

La Dolce Vita. Friday April 28th @ The Royal Scots Club, Abercrombie 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 biigest wine fair in the world.

Viva Espania. Friday June 30th @ The Royal Scots Club, Abercrombie 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.

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.


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.


Wines from around the World; Wine & Cheese Tasting (+ £3 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!

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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Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm


Minimum order for FREE DELIVERY 

mainland UK is £70 (anything). 

via "2 working day" courier delivery service. 

 we offer Next -often same- Day Delivery in Edinburgh.