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Tutored Tastings

Come along for an hour and a half(-ish) worth of relaxation, expert chat and speed tasting through 10 selected wines from our range. No previous experience in wine tasting required. You will merely be asked to taste some delicious wines and listen a bit to us talk about them, nothing onerous. We will offer a £10 or 10% (whichever is greater) discount on any mixed case orders of ANY of our wines on the night. A great value night out if nothing else!

Friday 10th September @ The Royal Scots Club 7pm Finer Grog ; What better way to celebrate than our first full capacity, in-person, tutored tasting at The Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh. Come and join us as we taste some of the dearer wines in our portfolio; £25 for 10 great wines (whites and reds). 60 spaces, buy here.

Friday 1st October @ Craigmillar Park Golf Club 7pm– Top Tapas y Pinxtos and Great Spanish Grog; Long time Grog favourites Moira & Rich aka Spoon Bistro are in residency at Craigmillar Park Golf Club on the slopes of Blackford Hill.
Join Blackford Hill’s resident wine expert GGs own Simon as he bravely commutes the 20 feet from his house to pair some sumptuous  Spanish vino with expertly prepared small plates (pinxtos y tapas) £25 for 8 wines and the food… “Espero verte allí!” book via us here

Thursday 28th October @ The Royal Scots Club 7pm – 10 Winter Favourites. The end of October, days are short, nights are long and there’s a chill in the air so let us warm those bodies up with a wee tasting of 10 of Grog’s favourite winter wines. Join us at The Royal Scots Club, £20 for 10 wine samples, 60 spaces, buy here.   

Wednesday 8th December @ The Royal Scots Club 7pm Sparkling Celebrations: Christmas is on the horizon, plans are set, hopes are high, and now to think about what fizzy tipple to serve; do you go for Champagne, Spumante, Frizzante, Cava? 60 spaces available. Let us help with the choice and join us for a wonderful tasting of 10 of our favourite sparkling wines for £25. buy here.

 Live Facebook Tastings

Facebook live One wine every Friday. All you have to do is buy the wine and taste along! Get free delivery as part of a wine order over £82. Live questions/comments very welcome.

Friday 10th September 7pm – Richard will be tasting and chatting about the very tasty  – Quara Viognier  – and how he is partially responsible for how tasty it is!

Friday 17th September 7pm – JP will be tasting and talking about the hearty, spicy and concentrated fruit delights of Chateau de Jaume Maury Sec – Perfect for when the nights start to draw in.

Want some snacks for your tasting? Just add them to your basket and we’ll deliver as part of your order.

View old tastings HERE

Wine Fair

great grog wine fair

Friday 12th November, 6-8.30pm @ The Merchants Hall, Hanover Street, Edinburgh. Winemakers and agents will be helping us to pour 100 wines from our range. Tickets £20 (£10 or 10% redeemable against any case purchase on the night). 200 Tickets. *NEW* There will be masterclasses running throughout the evening upstairs for the first time. Buy Here.

 Zoom Tastings

£51 Thursday September 30th, 7pmThe absolute legend that is Catherine Marshall will be joining us from Elgin, South Africa via Zoom to taste and talk us through three of her stunning winesJoin us from anywhere in the UK via Zoom, just Buy a Pack and taste along.

£70 Thursday October 7th, 7pm (DATE CHANGE) – Clare from Grog and Steven, the main man at East coast Cured, are joining forces once again to find some awesome wine and charcuterie matchesBuy the pack and join us from anywhere in the UK via Zoom

Air Dried Ham  Matched with Terre di Valter Fallanghina 2020 
Cherry Smoked Caraway Kielbasa Matched with Menade Organic Verdejo 2020
Truffle and Porcini Salami  Matched with Cahors Chateau Labarade 2017
Bourbon Chorizo Matched with Cuvee Mythique 2018
£50 Thursday October 14th, 7pmFaouzi Issa, wine maker/owner at Domaine de Tourelles in Lebabonon will be joining us from the winery in the Bekka Valley via Zoom to taste and talk us through his three Vielles Vignes winesJoin us from anywhere in the UK via Zoom. Packs available soon
£100 FRIDAY OCTOBER 29TH (DATE CHANGE!!) 7pm, ZOOM Cheese & Wine Tasting with Svetlana & Simon

Intrepid gastronauts Simon of Grog and Svetlana The Cheese Lady will set off in the unknown, to boldy go where only quite a few have been before, the mystical dimension where wine & cheese intersect. We’ll do 4 wines; I’m thinking….

Prosecco Zonin Special Cuvee 20cl

Greystone Organic Sauvignon Blanc

Rioja Vega Ltd Edition Tempranillo

Trentham Noble Taminga 375cl

all matched with 4 cheeses + 2 condiments, Blast off is 7 and flight time will be roughly 2 hours. £100 includes delivery from both Svetlana and Grog (cheese and wine will arrive separately a few days prior to the event).

Should be grate…….. buy tickets here Invites are sent 2 days before the event (please check your spam folder!). Call us 0131 555 0222 if you haven’t received it. If you have any issues logging into our Zoom on the night please call the shop 0131 667 2855 as they are open until 8pm

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 Private Wine Tastings

Fees and Costs- Private events are charged at £150 inc vat flat rate for a Host-Tutor for the evening. This is charged per event and is not dependent on number of participants. No maximum number of participants.Wines are charged at retail cost in addition. A good number of wines to try is 8-10 (12 is often beyond the capacity of mere mortals)
Snacks- If you would like a food vs wine element to the evening we can do snacks (Olives, Smoked Almonds etc) at the same time as the wines 
Tasting Themes- can be along “Country” themes, but could be by “Grape Variety, Organic, Regional” etc. The choices are almost limitless. We are happy to suggest wines along your chosen theme.
Venues-  We can suggest venues that can host wine tastings if you don’t have a space in mind.
What we bring-  We will bring the wines, glassware, tasting sheets, spitoons (often under-used) and considerable expertise and entertainment.

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