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PLEASE MAY WE HAVE YOUR ATTENTION (and your tinned tomatoes)

It’s turned right nippy out and the nights are drawing right in. We’re all a little bit skint and wondering whether we should get the kids that video game they’ve been droning on about. Frankly, winter 2018 sucks and 2019 looks like it’ll be worse. Well, its time to start counting your blessings. For one, […]

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STOP PRESS

Just a quickie. After the spectacular success of last weeks Natural Wine tasting, we have decided to squeeze another little soiree in before the yuletide season hits us like a layer of white dung* The very vague theme of this evening will be Christmas essentials- so think Burgundy, Sherry, Fizz etc. We can squeeze a […]

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DING! DONG!

The moon is bright, The spirit’s up. Time for our end of year blow out. Good food, good booze, good chat on the first Sunday of December We’ll use the same format as last year: The three of us will each choose our three favourite bottles- a red, a white and a wildcard. You enjoy […]

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Blush With Success

There have been rumours circling around Leith’s Pilot brewery for the best part of two years now. Although it remains a small local brewery, it has a large and growing fanbase due to the quality of the beer and a canny online presence. There is no shortage of demand, but sadly even from the start […]

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Hello Wine!

  Whether it is viewed as an ancient pagan feast or gaudy American import, I’m sure I’m not alone in finding Halloween a deeply embarassing festival. Despite having two children who inisist I construct elaborate Minecraft-themed costumes and working in an industry where I have to grudgingly serve the occasional party goer, I usually manage […]

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GET YER TEUTON!

    When I started in the booze trade back in the mid-nineties, there was a truism that said that there were “Wine Nations & Beer Nations; but there was nowhere that managed to master both”   Utter bollocks, even back then and If there is one shining example of just how wrong it is, […]

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COME ALONG, KIDDIE WINKIES!

  Okay, I’m having trouble writing this and I think you guys might have trouble reading it, but have you seen the evil shit that has been going down over in the States? Godwin’s law has been well and truly shafted and “The West” is currently being led by a corrupt, senile, fascist, paedophile* who […]

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ARGENTINA YOUR FACE!

  If you’re reading this, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve drunk a fair bit of Malbec. The big, brambly, spice-bomb grape has cultivated quite a following over the last few years and with good reason: Boozy, indulgent, packed with character, but not too tannic, for many people it has become a “default” wine; The easy […]

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Edinburgh Beer Week.

 Chances are, you’re well aware of Edinburgh Beer Week. There are loads of events and tastings going on in town throughout the last week of May and of course, we’ll be getting in on the action. We are delighted to be hosting the guys from the Two Roads brewery. Join us from 5pm on Thursday 24th […]

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MAY WE HAVE YOUR ATTENTION.

Back in the closing weeks of 2017, at the instigation of Heather, we started collecting donations for the local food bank. To say we were inundated with donations would be putting it mildly: the generosity of our regulars was gobsmacking. We managed to fill several carloads (probably totalling at least two pallets worth) of food […]

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