Author Archives: Dom

Leith’s What You Make It

 After over a decade of sating the thirst of Easter Road, we thought that it was high time that we at Cornelius got ourselves a house beer. We’ve fannied around with various exclusive beers before, but they were always limited, small-batch releases: this time, we wanted to go large and launch something that will (hopefully) […]

Bitter Living Through Chemistry

Just a small post to say we now stock a range of cocktail bitters. These small bottles pack a powerful punch, and add an extra dimension to you cocktail cabinet. Just a few drops are enough to transform your cocktails from mundane to fundane. You’re probably familiar with Angostura bitters from Trinidad & Tobago. The […]

Orval: Age matters

For the uninitiated, Orval is a Belgian beer made by the Trappist Cistercian monks of Orval Abbey in Gaume, Southern Belgium. It’s a unique beer, a stone-cold classic that has remained unchanged in looks and taste since its creation in the 1930’s. It’s not easily classifiable, being more akin to a traditional British IPA than […]

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Comic Relief Wine Fair 2015

Thursday 12th of March sees the return of the Comic Relief Wine Fair at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh. For the uninitiated it’s a ticketed wine sampling event open to the public. With over 20 exhibitors – yes, we will be there –  each pouring samples of their wares. It’s a fun night out, a […]

Our first beer

So today sees the launch of our first beer- Damn Dirty Ape, an 11.2% barley wine. It’s been brewed by one of our favourite brewers Stuart McLuckie of Luckie Ales. Earlier in the year we were discussing how we were going to mark the 10th Anniversary of the shop. An anniversary beer to celebrate with […]