Wine Warehouse (mother-ship), 17 East Cromwell St, Edinburgh EH6 6HD  t; 0131 555 0222 richard@greatgrog.co.uk 

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Fairs

Great Grog Spring Wine Fair, Friday 11th May, 6-8.30pm @ Merchants Hall Hanover Street, Edinburgh (Just up from Waverley Station)
The days are getting longer and there is finally some warmth in the sun, it must be time for our annual Spring wine fair. We will have over 100 wines for you to taste from our extensive list including some exciting newbies, fizz, fine wine and debate inducing natural wines. We will also, for the first time, have Carlo Manera, MD and oenologist of Piedmont powerhouse Araldica pouring his wines and chatting with you, our lovely customers. Our wine fairs are really informal, so you can wander round, taste and chat at your leisure. A fantastic night out for a mere £20 (which is redeemable against a case purchase). Tickets are limited, please buy online or over the phone 0131 555 0222.
Here is a list of what we had to taste last year; Spring Wine Fair 2017
 
 
Scone Game Fair Friday 29th June - Sunday 1st July (9.30am-6pm)

We will have a table in the Food and Drink Marquee with lots of wine goodies for you to try and buy by the bottle on the day. It is a great day out for all the family.

Great Grog Beer Fair Saturday 15th September 2018, 1 - 5pm 

@ St Peter’s Church Hall 14 Lutton Place (right next to the shop!) Edinburgh ~ 90 bottled beers to try for £10...many brewers to meet! Buy Tickets online or from Grog bottle-shop (2 Dalkeith Road, on the corner of Lutton Place!) 0131 667 2855 OR From the Warehouse 17 East Cromwell Street, Leith 0131 555 0222 #beeryfun

(If you want an £8 student concession ticket please drop into the shop with student ID etc to get your ticket)

 

Wine Dinners

FOUR SEASONS Perthshire Wine Dinner

Friday 8th June 7pm £72 per person (+B&B from £35)

Richard will be hosting a Gamey wine dinner starting at 7pm
For those that wish not to drive and to stay, there is a Bed and full Scottish Breakfast offer, please call the Four Seasons to enquire. Book your Gourmet Wine Tasting break on 01764 685 333 and quote “Wine Tasting Weekend”, http://www.thefourseasonshotel.co.uk/contact/

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 APARTMENT BISTRO Italian Wine Dinner Thursday 10th May  7pm for 7.30

£35 per person for 3 courses and 6 wines

Always wanted to know more about Italian wine? Now's your chance! We have the absolutely charming Carlo Manera (MD and oenologist) from Piedmont Powerhouse Araldica Vini. In town to host an informal and informative evening plus whichever Grogger wins the arm wrestle to join him!

Araldica are a large and state of the art Co-Op in NW Italy and produce a high quality range of wines covering Sicilian Nero D'Avola, Pinot Grigio, Gavi, Barolo, Montepulciano and lots in between. Hope to see you there! Book via the restaurant on 0131 228 6456

Tutored Wine Tastings

tastings "with chat", ~an hour & a half, Please call 0131 555 0222 for tickets or  online

Wines with altitude - Tutored Tasting 

Thursday 21st June 7-8.30pm Venue: Royal Scots Club, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh

Tickets £15 with 8 wines to try. Richard will be chatting through some wines from the top of the world and discussing what gives these wines thir edge. Discount on purchases on the night. Free delivery on any case/mixed case order.

Spain - Tutored Tasting 

Thursday 20th September 7-8.30pm Venue: Royal Scots Club, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh

Tickets £15 with 8 wines to try. Simon will be talking about his recent trip to Rioja and, after mainly chatting about bikes, may even taste some wine. Discount on purchases on the night. Free delivery on any case/mixed case order.

 

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Great Grog is an independent Wine Merchant in Edinburgh established in 1999 by Richard. We sell wine to all manner of customers,from the general public to corner pubs to Michelin starred restaurants & loads of businesses. We endeavour to sell wines that are exclusive, artisan & tasty. We avoid "Brands". We deliver wine via our own dashing van drivers in the central belt of Scotland or use a "next day" courier for the rest of the UK (free delivery on any order over £70). Great Grog also has a bottle shop in Dalkeith Road, near the Commie Pool with over 350 craft beers, 30 gins, & the full range of 500 wines.

Your order will be dealt with by one of our vaguely efficient team (....not photogenic, but not anonymous either). If you fancy popping in to browse & COLLECT your wine please feel free!

REFUNDS/RETURNS...If you are not happy with your wine we will offer a full refund or replacement, whichever you prefer. Please contact us as soon as possible (preferably within 2 weeks of receipt).

If you would like to get a paper list posted to you, then please e-mail or phone & we will be delighted to oblige. Is that enough blurb? 

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Fairs

 
Great Grog WINE Fair  Friday 11th May
6-8.30pm @Merchants Hall Hanover Street. 100 lovely wines, 200 even lovelier people, tickets £20 redeemable against a case purchase. Buy tickets online or over the phone 0131 555 0222
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Scone Game Fair Friday 29th June - Sunday 1st July (9.30am-6pm)

We will have a table in the Food and Drink Marquee with lots of wine goodies for you to try and buy by the bottle on the day. It is a great day out for all the family.

Great Grog Beer Fair Saturday 15th September 2018, 1 - 5pm 

@ St Peter’s Church Hall 14 Lutton Place (right next to the shop!) Edinburgh ~ 90 bottled beers to try for £10...many brewers to meet! Buy Tickets online or from Grog bottle-shop (2 Dalkeith Road, on the corner of Lutton Place!) 0131 667 2855 OR From the Warehouse 17 East Cromwell Street, Leith 0131 555 0222 #beeryfun

(If you want an £8 student concession ticket please drop into the shop with student ID etc to get your ticket)

 

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 interest.

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(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!)

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17 E. Cromwell St, Leith EH6 6HD

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