Live Facebook Tastings

Facebook live One wine every Friday apart from the last Friday of each month where we'll show two wines and a snack, come and taste along: All you have to do is buy the wine/pack and taste along! Get free delivery as part of a wine order over £82. Live questions and comments very welcome as feedback on the wines.

 

Friday 30th July 7pm - Two "Pe's" in a pod - We will be sampling two of Grog's most beloved and popular wines the Pe Branco and Pe Tinto. Buy the pair and some salted almonds and come join us.

Friday 6th August 7pm - JP will be chatting about his new favourite wine Pecorino Archivio, made using old school traditional reductive wine making. It's a peach!

Friday 13th August 7pm - Richard will be tasting an absolute classic Rioja Vega Reserva - What makes the wines of Rioja so distinctive? And what is the difference between a Reserva and a Grand Reserva? Come and find out on FB live...

Friday 20th August 7pm - Clare will be tasting and talking about The utterly delicious Cote du Rhone Clavel Rose 2020 -  and why rose is where it's at these days. This one is pale, dry and interesting and so, so tasty.

 

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

Tutored Tastings

First tasting in 17 months! A chance to try a small selection of new wines on our list. 7-9pm Thursday 5th August at the Royal Scots Club, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh. NEW FACES, Richard & some of the gang will be tutoring through 10 new wines on our list (5 white and 5 red). Tickets are limited to 32 people in the large, spacious Hepburn Suite. £20 a ticket. Buy tickets online or call us.         SOLD OUT

 

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Zoom Tastings

Thursday 26th August 7pmwe are hosting another fantastic East Coast Cured tasting. Details to follow shortly.

ZOOM Cheese & Wine Tasting with Svetlana & Simon FRIDAY 3RD SEPT

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....(might change last minute if I have a brainwave)

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

 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 participants.

The wines are charged at retail cost in addition to the above.
An example of wine cost would be £30 for a selection of 3 wines to make up a "tasting pack" per household. This would be make for an interesting, quality tasting.
Delivery Options:

  • delivery to one address nationally - free.
  • Multiple Edinburgh/Glasgow addresses close together - free.
  • Multiple addresses not proximate to each other, nationally  - at courier cost per address (£10 inc vat via DHL).

Please provide us with delivery addresses for the packs at least a week in advance of the event.
Great Grog would deliver/courier the packs to participants addresses preferably the week beforehand (to ensure timely arrival).
If you would like us to host the zoom meeting we would send out an invite link and code for you to send on to participants.
If you would like to host the zoom you could let us co-host for the presentation.
Snacks
If you would like a food vs wine element to the evening we can deliver snacks (Drinks Biscuits, Olives, Smoked Almonds etc) at the same time as the wines (eg. Gordal Olives are £2.50)
This would be in addition to the £30 for wine
Tasting Themes
3 wines, we can suggest various themes. This can be along "Country" themes, but could be by "Grape Variety, Organic, Regional" etc.
2 whites and a red works well but, equally, it could be all white or all red.
Final Costing  - worked examples

  • 10 participants in central Edinburgh: £150 fee + 10 packs @ £30 + 10 Gordal Olives @ £2.50 + free delivery = £475 inc vat
  • 10 participants all over Scotland: £150 fee + 10 packs @ £30 + 10 Gordal Olives @ £2.50 + delivery @ £10 each address = £575 inc vat