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Rieslings to Be Cheerful.

(Yes, it’s a fairly obvious pun, but sod it- it’s late on Saturday and we’re well behind schedule with this) Come join us  down the road at Little Fitzroy on Sunday November 3rd, where we will showcase half a dozen of the very best rieslings in the world (all German, natch) Mark spent a week […]

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The Old Masters

I’m writing this on the first Saturday of the festival and once again I’m perplexed at how little impact the worlds biggest arts festival has on our little neighbourhood of Easter Road (seriously, we are at most half a mile from the action and there is naff all going on around here) This is not […]

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Let’s Be Natural

I know it might not look like it, but Mark and myself have been very busy this week. What prompted this sudden burst of activity is the opening of our new neighbourhood grocery, Easter Greens. Although not vegan myself (like many of us, I’ve flirted with vegetarianism- but I’m never going to give up cheese) […]

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Portugal (again!)

Okay, it’s been far too long since we’ve done one of these. Let’s all go to the Walnut, have a lovely meal and let me bore you with some wine chat. I was lucky enough to visit three brilliant Portuguese wineries at the start of May and I’ve brought back some astonishingly good new booze […]

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HUZZAH!

  Uncharacteristically and unbelievably I am the bearer of glad tidings. After a couple of months of being short of both staff and cash, we are (possibly) on the brink of getting our shit together. You could almost say that Cornelius Beer & Wine is “Bouncing Back” (and I didn’t even have to drive to […]

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I Should Cocoa

Although a business should always endeavour to cater for its most knowledgeable customers, it’s far more important to make sure you are accessible to the casual, regular punter who is going to provide you with the vast bulk of your income. Sometimes I forget this and stuff the shelves with high-end, esoteric booze which attracts […]

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Gettin’ Jaggy With It.

I think we are in broad agreement that the 21st century has had a pretty rough first couple of decades. Our institutions, finances, social fabric and bodies have all aged terribly these last few years. But few things have changed quite like the public perception of cider has. When I was a child “cider” meant […]

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I ♥ The Eighties

Way back in the mists of time, when what is now the Scottish Parliament was an abandoned brewery and pubs still reeked of baccy, I was a fresh-faced art student determined to drink my way around Edinburgh in as cost effective a fashion as possible. Back then, spending an evening in the pub was actually […]

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TELL ME WHY.

With Heather’s departure  the shop will be a man down for the next couple of months. To keep our sanity and to let us maintain the same quality of service, I’ve made the (frankly easy) decision to close the shop on Mondays.   So, from the 4th of March, we will try to stick to […]

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So long, farewell, Auf wiedersehen, Goodbye.

  If any of you guys are regulars from way back, you might have noticed that I have been absent from the shop floor for large stretches of the last couple of years. Front of house duties and, to be honest, all day to day areas of shop management have largely fallen on Heather. She […]

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