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Celebrating the 130th anniversary of <BR/> our founder, Alfonso Crolla 1889


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From Vine to Glass - Part 1 The Vine & Grape Varieties Tasting
Continuing our successful 'From Vine to Glass' series of tastings from 2017, the 2019 series explores wine production from the vines and the unique terroir where they grow, to the many regional and winery methods of production used that give those distinctive characteristics, style and flavours to a wine.

28th March 2019

18:00 - 20:30

Tickets £15* 
*Includes a 10% discount on all products purchased on the day.
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From Vine to Glass - Part 2 The Terroir Tasting

You may have heard this word "Terroir" many times. Most wine consumers connect this word to the soil of a particular vineyard. There is more to it than that. Terroir refers to the complete natural environment in which a particular vine is grown including factors such as soil, topography and micro-climate. Come and taste some fabulous wines and in an informal setting learn of the importance of Terroir and how it can influence the end result in your glass.

25th April 2019

18:00 - 20:30

Tickets £15*
*Includes a 10% discount on all products purchased on the day 

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A Mano Wine Tasting

Vito Cicala, export manager of our favourite Puglian producer, A Mano (which translates as “By Hand”) will present an informal, relaxed tutored wine tasting of this exceptional range of delicious, award-winning and great value wines. Not only learn about the unique and individual grape varieties of Puglia, but taste the elegance, vibrancy and sheer drink-ability at prices we can all afford. 

16th May 2019

18:00 - 20:30

Tickets £10*
*Includes a 10% discount on all purchases in the shop on the night

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We are Scotland's oldest Delicatessen and Italian Wine Merchant; one of Europe's original Specialist Foods Shops, founded in 1934. From our humble beginnings, serving the fledgling immigrant Italian Community in old Edinburgh, we now list food products and wines from around the world, and supply the entire UK.
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From market stall to dot com, we now serve the nation from our original premises in Edinburgh.
We are Scotland's oldest Delicatessen and Italian Wine Merchant; one of Europe's original Specialist Food Shops, founded in 1934. From our humble beginnings, serving the fledgling immigrant Italian community in old Edinburgh, we now list food products and wines from around the world, and supply the entire UK with an efficient, speedy delivery system that boasts a next-day service to 90% of the population.
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