Esk Valley Rotary Charity Wine Fair
Sat. 16th November 5-8pm @ National Mining Museum, Newtongrange. £15 for 50 Grog wines in a wine fair format. There will be masterclasses every hour in a separate room. Please contact the Rotary for tickets, thanks https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=1868
Grog Christmas Wine Fair
Friday 22nd November, 6-8.30pm THE BIG FESTIVE ONE! @ Merchants Hall, Hanover Street, Edinburgh. A fantastic night out for a mere £20 (redeemable against a case purchase on the night). 180 Tickets, 100 wines, please Buy Tickets or phone 0131 555 0222
Tutored Wine Tastings
South Africa £15 (refundable against a case on the night)
Thurs 21st November, 6-7.30pm @ The Ox 49-51 London Street, Edinburgh. Danie Steytler - owner/wine maker at Kaapzicht Wines is also maker of our own HandMade wines, ex Great Grog van driver and all round legend, visiting us from South Africa. We will be showing a few of his wines along with plenty of chat. Buy Tickets or phone 0131 555 0222
Sparkling wine vs Champagne £25 (£20 refundable against a mixed case on the night)
Thurs 5th December 7-8.30pm @ Royal Scots Club, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh. 9 wines, starting with Sparkling and working up to various styles of Champagnes. A perfect way to kick off the festive season. Buy tickets or phone on 0131 555 0222
Finest wines from South America £20 (refundable against a case on the night)
Thurs 6th Feb 2020 7-8.30pm @ Royal Scots Club, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh. Try the very best of a very diverse spread of reds and whites from very high altitude to coastal. A massive area to cover in one evening, but I will have a crack at it! Buy Tickets or phone 0131 555 0222
Fancy free tickets to tastings plus discount, first refusal on bin ends and special offers? Join our Wine Club
Shetland Wine Dinner
Richard will be in Lerwick for two nights only! Friday 1st & Sat 2nd Nov 2019 @ String Restaurant, Lerwick. £60 a head, including matching wines. Please book via the restaurant on
Bijou Bistro Wine Dinner
Friday 15th Nov 2019 @Bijou Bistro 2 Restalrig, Edinburgh. Join Clare for a fantastic evening of fabulous food with some deliciously paired wines and plenty of chat all for just £50 a head. Please book via the restaurant on 0131 538 0664. All their previous dinners with us have sold out sharpish. Just saying.
Apartment Bistro Wine Dinner
Friday 31st Jan. 2020 7.30pm onwards @The Apartment 7-13 Barclay Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4HW. Plenty of Spanish wine, food and chat all for just £50 a head including wines. Please book via the restaurant on 0131 228 6456.
Private Wine Tastings
We can host private tasting events all over Scotland (although I have been as far as London). For a standard tasting with up to 23 people, the cost is £391, with £17 a head beyond this. For a Champagne or Fine Wines tasting with up to 23 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.
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 can 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!)
- Beer Tastings Taste the finest of Scottish or World Ales from our range of 300!
In 2018 we hosted tastings for (amongst others) Standard 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 2019 the clients will hopefully look similar to 2018, 2017 and so forth (we must be doing something right, otherwise they wouldn't ask us back!). We've already done Marks & Clerk, Widows, Gillespie McAndrew (twice) and the French Institute in 2019!
Free Tastings in the Shop
Weekly Saturday afternoon tastings of wine and beer IN THE SHOP, 2 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, please just drop in!