Grog Spring Wine Fair
Friday 31st May, 18:00-20:30THE BIG ONE! @ Merchants Hall, Hanover Street, Edinburgh. A fantastic night out for a mere £20 (which is redeemable against a case purchase on the night). 180 Tickets, 100 wines, please buy Buy Tickets or over the phone 0131 555 0222.
Grog Christmas Wine Fair
Friday 22nd November, 18:00-20:30THE BIG FESTIVE ONE! @ Merchants Hall, Hanover Street, Edinburgh.A fantastic night out for a mere £20 (which is redeemable against a case purchase on the night). 180 Tickets, 100 wines. Please buy Buy Tickets or over the phone 0131 555 0222.
Tutored Wine Tastings
Champagne vs Sparkling Tutored @ The Royal Scots Club
29-31 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh Thursday, 9th May from 19:00-20:30. Tickets £25 Buy Tickets or via 0131 555 0222, fully redeemable against a case purchase. Sip 10 wines and learn to recognise your Prosecco from your Cava from your Champagne method. See the difference between "Blanc de Blanc" and "Blanc de Noir" Champagne and do you really care?! There are only spaces for 30 folk so don't hang about.
Edinburgh- Seresin Estate, Marlborough NZ Wine Dinner
Monday 13th May 2019 @ Martin Wishart, 54 The Shore, Leith, EH6 6RA. £95 including wines. 7pm start An early heads up as the Rioja Vega Dinner at Wisharts sold out more than a month in advance. Leah Seresin will be here to host what promises to be an unmissable evening of fascinating fine wine and the best food in Scotland. Please reserve your space via the restaurant on 0131 553 3557
Canapés & amuse-bouche
Roasted Orkney Scallops, Fricassée of peas, broad beans and morel, asparagus velouté & 2015 Marama Sauvignon Blanc
Grilled Fillet of Turbot, Roasted aubergine caviar, red wine sauce & 2014 Rachel Pinot Noir
Roast Saddle of Lamb, Parmasan Risotto, artichoke, confit tomato, wild mushrooms & 2013 Raupo Creek Single Vineyard Pinot Noir
Cheese & 2013 Late Harvest Riesling followed by Coffee and Handmade petit fours
Edinburgh- French Wine Dinnerat Water of Leith Cafe/Bistro
Friday 6th September 2019 @ Water of Leith Cafe Bistro, 1 Howard Place, EH3 5JP. £50 a head. 7pm for 7.30. Join the irrepressible Ana (front of house) and Mika (chef) to help celebrate 10 years of this popular award-winning local watering hole. Our Simon will be bantering with Ana and chatting about the wine and food. Please reserve your space via Ana on 0131 556 6887
St Fillans, Perthshire - 4 Seasons Wine Dinner
Friday 27th September 2019 @ the Four Seasons Hotel, Lochside, St Fillans. Join Richard for a fantastic 6 course menu (to follow) with matched wines in a truly beautiful location. Dinner with all matched wines, £75 pp with Dinner, bed and breakfast starting from £115 pp. Please book via the restaurant 01764 685333
FREE Tastings in the GROG SHOP
Weekly Saturday afternoon tastings of wine and beer IN THE SHOP, 2 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, please just drop in!
FREE French WineTasting
-At the Shop Friday 26th April 2 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, please just pop-in!
-At the Warehouse Saturday 27th April 17 East Cromwell Street Edinburgh EH6 6HD, please just pop-in!
Menu: 1 Fizz, 1 Rose, 2 Reds, 2 Whites
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 will 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!)
Whisky Tastings – let us lead you through the regional styles.
Beer Tastings - taste the finest of Scottish or World Ales from our range of 300!
In 2018 we hosted tastings for (amongst others) Standard Life(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!). I've already done Marks and Clerk in 2019!