Ah…Shocking Sauvignon Shortage! 

Ah…Shocking Sauvignon Shortage!    … Sean Connery almost definitely never said, (but it does sound better in his accent). It may indeed come as a bit of a shock to fans of this green & grassy elixir to hear that New Zealand’s 2021 harvest will…

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Brand Wine

The top wine brands in wine for last year have just been announced and two top contenders globally were Yellowtail (Australia) and Barefoot (USA). They have both been enormously successful in attracting wine drinkers and are produced in quantities measured in the tens of millions…

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Diminishing Diversity

Brexit seems like a long time ago when so much is going on in the world, but it is really starting to have an effect on the wine trade and in what we are going to get to drink on the domestic market. Foreign travel…

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Tickled Pink. Rose in the sun and snow.

 click for video Weirdly, making Rose Prosecco was illegal for the last few years. The "Prosecco" regulator thought it caused consumer confusion (and to be honest, we are easily confused). It is back now, since 2020, with a bang (or is that pop?). Rose Champagne…

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Za Za Zoom: Wine Tasting in the Covid Age

Za Za Zoom……Wine in the Covid Age What a difference a year makes. This time last year we as an independent wine merchant had a programme of tastings booked in for the year, mostly for 30 folk in a room with a theme or guest-hosted…

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Finish the Fino and Pass the Port

Festive Fancies I think I’m going to have to drink more Port and Sherry this year than in previous years. Not necessarily because I want to, but because I feel obliged as they are such good sharing drinks and I’m going to pretend to share….…

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Private Virtual Events

Private Zoom Wine Tastings Fees and Costs Private events are charged at £150 inc vat flat rate for a host for the evening.This is charged per event and is not dependent on number of participants. No maximum number of participantsThe wines are charged at retail…

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Don’t Panic

Brexit Panic Buying? Apparently Felixtowe is the busiest container port in Britain. There are currently a few weeks delay in ships docking and some boats have been sent to Holland to unload rather than face the wait. Their containers can then be unloaded onto trucks…

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Christmas Looms

Christmas Looms Phone 0131 555 0222 17 East Cromwell Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6HD Merry Christmas from Great Grog Christmas going on's  We know things have been tough this year and all of us at Great Grog want to help you out and bring…

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All in the Mix

Ther I think a few myths need to be exploded here so we can all move on First of all, to have a single grape variety on the label within the EU it only has to contain 85% of that one variety (another thing we’ll…

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