BOOK REVIEW!!! The World Atlas of Wine 7th Edition.

BOOK REVIEW!!! The World Atlas of Wine 7th Edition.            First published in 1971, The World Atlas of Wine has become one of the most important wine books that any wine lover should have. This, the 7th edition, is right up to date and is probably one of the most useful wine books I own. The beautifully illustrated book... Read More »

Logan Weemala Riesling 2012. £12.95 Drinkmonger.

Logan Weemala Riesling 2012. £12.95 Drinkmonger.Ok, I  know it has been a while since I have posted a wine review, and yes, the first one back is yet another Riesling, but to be honest, this is mostly what I have been drinking over the summer. I did enjoy some great Chardonnays, Chenins and even a fantastic Pinot Grigio but I... Read More »

Chili Chili Everywhere. Lupe Pintos Chili Cook-Off 2014.

Last Saturday marked the return off Edinburgh’s most heated cooking challenge, Lupe Pinto’s Chili Cook-Off. The event started off in Glasgow’s west end a few years ago, when the guys at Lupe Pintos challenged the local eateries to show off their chili cooking talents and let the public decide on the greatest chili west Glasgow... Read More »

Anti-ABC (Anything But Chardonnay). A Chardonnay Tasting at Appellation Wines.

Anti-ABC (Anything But Chardonnay). A Chardonnay Tasting at Appellation Wines.As you may know or have gathered I am a pretty huge Chardonnay fan, but unfortunately not everybody feels the same as me. Many years ago in the olden days of the 1990s, Chardonnay was pretty popular. Wines from Australia were hitting the shelves which were experimenting with their new found international interest. As they... Read More »

Bin Ends Tasting at WoodWinters 31/01/2014

On Friday night WoodWinters put on a free tasting their shop in Newington to show off some of their Bin End wines (wines they need to shift in order to get new stock in). When I got there a half hour before it was meant to end, there was a good range of wines to... Read More »

Like a Rolling Stone.

Like a Rolling Stone.OMG (sorry for going all youth there lol) but OMG. Did you see this story about the MASSIVE boulder that ripped through an Italian vineyard? Well look at this… Here is a report published by Drinks Business Magazine on 29th January. Dramatic imagery shows the extent of the damage following the landslide on 21 January... Read More »

Alcohol Free Eisberg Chardonnay

A few weeks ago after my last post I got a tweet (@EdinWineBlogger) from a lovely lady at a PR company inviting me to an event. How exciting! “What could this event be” I thought. Could it be a launch of a new wine, an industry wine tasting, a star studded movie premier? Well not... Read More »

Something Unusual in my Glass!

Something Unusual in my Glass!Well that’s the Christmas and New Year festivities over for another year. I’ve have drunk my way through quite a few delicious  and not so delicious wines over the last few weeks which I will post about shortly. One in particular which I was very surprised with, in a good way, which I will definitely... Read More »

Winter Warming Fortified Wines at Appellation Wines, 18/12/2013

It’s about time I put up a post relating to Christmas as it is fast approaching that time of year when everybody’s favourite chimney botherer is busier than a busy thing and some inspiration in the festive drinks department may be needed. As it turns out, Appellation Wines had the great idea of putting on... Read More »

Sasseo Primitivo 2010, Bacco Wines £14

Sasseo Primitivo 2010, Bacco Wines £14Back in early November Edinburgh saw the opening of a new wine shop, Bacco Wines, situated at the bottom of Dundas Street. On my first visit they just so happened to have a few bottles open for the lucky public to try, and I have to say, the wines that evening were all fantastic, but... Read More »