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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How Grog began – in the Rhone

  Biodynamic, Organic & sustainable agriculture reds from the Village of Vinsobres in the Southern Rhone.The "Cotes du Rhone" is lightly lighter and like "Beaujolias with knobs on" and more "easy-drinking" than the straight "Vinsobres village" wine. The reason being is that some of their…

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Restaurants and Pubs

Restaurants & PubsHow on earth are we ever going to be able to social distance in Pubs and restaurants? In fact, what exactly is social distancing? Surely it should be called anti-social distancing anyway. There is nothing social about the fabric of society being rumpled…

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Wine as Food

The current situation in Scotland is rather painful; however, people who drink wine at home seem to be seeking solace in more wine. No huge surprise there, one would think. At least this is what the headlines have been telling us recently. We are all…

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A question of sulphur

A question of Sulphur…… Something which we hear from customers fairly often is “I’m allergic to sulphites, I always get a headache after drinking a bottle of 14.5% red wine.” or “It brings me out in rash instantly, it’s the sulphur…” or “I snogged the…

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Beavers in the shop

WE ARE SORRY THAT THE SHOP IS IN A BIT OF A GUDDLE AT THE MOMENT. However,WE ARE OPEN AS USUAL pending further works Here is a picture of the now replaced lintel for the doorway next door.I quote from the insurer..."Structural engineers have been…

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Shrinking wine markets

The World of WineThe biggest wine consuming country in the world is America, however it looks like their steady increase in consumption over the last decade has come to an end. Initial figures show that in 2019 they drank 1% less than in 2018. This…

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