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Valvona & Crolla

Elm Row Events
Tastings and Demonstrations

This year we have many events including plenty of the usual wine tastings, Fungi Forays and free in-store tastings. Ticket availability is noted for each event. Some will sell out well in advance of the date, particularly the Fungi Forays - we advise booking early. Dates and prices for events shown below may be subject to change.

You can buy tickets online through this site, or you can call the shop on 0131 556 6066.

All these events will be held at 19 Elm Row, Edinburgh, EH7 4AA except where noted.

Tickets are strictly non-refundable

Helen Bellany at Valvona & Crolla
Book Supper Club

Monday 24th September 2018 

Valvona & Crolla is delighted to host an evening with Helen Bellany... artist... muse… wife... mother… author… raconteur... Join us for a Port Seton inspired supper and bathe in the incessant laughter and joy of an hour spent with Helen. Soul mate of John Bellany... Scotland’s favourite artist. A life lived to the full. An evening not to be missed.
Signed Copies available with 10% discount.

£25 for 2 courses with a glass of wine
 *Includes a 10% discount on all products purchased on the day

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V&C Wines From Campania Tasting
Thursday 27th September 2018
6pm – 8.30pm

The growing customer enthusiasm and demand for the wines of the southern Italian region of Campania have propelled us into setting up this tasting of the great grape varieties of this region: Falanghina, Greco, Fiano, Piedirosso and Aglianico. Under the careful guidance of our own Francesco Cardinale, accompanied by fresh crostini from our kitchens and a 10% discount at the end of the evening , a delicious couple of hours is assured.

Tickets £15*

*Includes a 10% discount on all products purchased on the day Booking essential.

Valvona & Crolla, 19 Elm Row, Edinburgh, EH7 4AA.

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Funghi Foray & Picnic 2018

Saturday 29th September
7.30am- 3pm

Join our legendary Funghi Foray with leading mycologist Neville Kilkenny. Meet for coffee at Valvona & Crolla then travel by coach to our top secret location. Foray with Neville and enjoy a well-earned packed lunch of food and wine. Neville will then identify your mushrooms and give an educated and insightful talk about the pleasures and perils of cooking with wild mushrooms. Recipes from Mary Contini and 10% discount on your purchases when you return to the shop.

Tickets £49*
*Tickets include morning coffee and pastry, coach travel, a light lunch with one glass ofwine and tutored foray. Arrive at Elm Row at 7.30am for coffee. Depart 8am. Arrive back at 3pm.Foragers must wear sturdy walking shoes and bring waterproof clothing.

We remind you that wild fungi can kill and should only be eaten if absolutely sure of identification.


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Anna Del Conte Book Supper Club
The Original Italian Cook Anna Del Conte - our favourite Italian Cookery Writer, inspiration and reference.
Come and spend an evening in the company of one of Italy’s top ambassadors, Anna’s books are not only a delight to cook from but also a delight to read.
A two course supper with a glass of wine and a copy of Anna’s new book: 'Vegetables all’Italiana'.
£45 per person

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Allegrini at Valvona & Crolla 30th Anniversary Tasting
Thursday 11th October 2018
6pm – 8.30pm

Allegrini is one of the top wine producers, not only in the Veneto but also in all of Italy. We are proud to have been selling their wines in Scotland since 1988. This fine tutored tasting with the Allegrini European ambassador will feature their range of wines from Pinot Grigio through Valpolicella and Ripasso to the magnificent Amarone and beyond. A selection of Venetian inspired cichetti will be served during the evening together with a discount of 15% on the night. This is one of our key tastings of the Autumn and should not to be missed. Limited numbers.

Tickets £25* 

*Includes a 10% discount on all products purchased on the night Booking essential.

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Terre di Fuoco wines, Wine from Volcanic soil
Thursday 25th October 2018

Central and southern Italy is constantly quivering and gently shaking with regular earthquake activity under the rich volcanic soil. Francesco will show you and explain to you why these vines grown in volcanic soil produce such tasty, exuberant, fine wines. Crostini will be served and a discount on all sales.  

Tickets £20*
*Includes a 10% discount on all products purchased on the day Booking essential.

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Alexander Moffat at Valvona & Crolla
Book Supper Club  

Tuesday 6th November 2018

Scotland’s Premier portrait painter, Sandy Moffat’s has amassed a unique breadth of work that records the great Scots of the twentieth century. From Hugh MacDiarmid (1978) to Muriel Spark (1984). Contemporary and life long friend of John and Helen Bellany, Sandy has a personal  insight into the Twentieth Century Scottish Art Scene, captured for posterity in his discerning work. Join us for supper and a revealing conversation with Bill hare and Sandy, ‘in front of the canvas’. Including a New Exhibition …Alexander Moffat… A Reflection of Italy

£25 for 2 courses with a glass of wine 
*Includes a 10% discount on book ‘Facing the Nation’

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Toscana Tasting at Valvona & Crolla with Liberty Wines
Thursday 15th November 2018 
6pm - 8.30pm 

One of our key wine agents, Liberty Wines, has a rich selection of some of the best Tuscan wines available in the UK. We list several of them. Liberty’s Tuscan expert will be with us this evening to talk and taste us through some of the great wines styles of Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino and more. We will be tasting wines from the best vintages of this decade. If you are fan of these wines, you will be tasting some of the best, so book now! Crostini will be served. A discount of 15% will apply.

Tickets £30*
*Includes a 15% discount on all products purchased on the night Booking essential.

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Sweet Wine, Port and Cheese Tasting

Thursday 29th November 2018

Christmas is approaching and there are few products that must be on your table for such an important lunch or dinner, not least Sweet Wine, Port and Cheese. But what to buy? What wine goes well with which cheese? Are you happy with the traditional Port and Stilton pairing or do you want to be more adventurous and go for Moscato and Gorgonzola? We can help to solve this puzzle. Come and join us for this tasting dedicated to pudding wine and cheese. An opportunity to learn more about our different styles of natural sweet wines, fortified wine and  the best matching cheeses.

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

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Christmas Preview Event
Thursday 6th December 2018
6.30pm- 9pm

We cordially invite you to our Pre-Christmas discount shopping evening. The ticket price includes tasting Christmas specialities, and 20% discount on all shopping, treats, wines, artisan food, panettone and panforte as well as home wares and Christmas Gifts.

Tickets £10*
*Includes 20% discount on all shopping, Christmas gifts & treats.

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Cellar Quest Tasting Event 0f 2019
Thursday 7th February 2019
6pm – 8.30pm

Last year's tasting was such a success we are repeating it again! It is time to dig deep into our cellars and uncover those delicious wines that have been missed by our busy Christmas shoppers. This is an informal tutored tasting by Francesco Cardinale with his team on hand to assist. Come and have some fun tasting and taking advantage of the discounts on the already keen prices of our Annual Wine Sale.

Tickets £12.50*

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

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Valentine's Dinner @ The Caffè Bar
Love is in the air!!
We are hosting a romantic candlelit dinner in the V&C Caffè Bar.

Delicious celebratory menu, complimentary glass of Prosecco on arrival and three course dinner.
£45 per person (VAT inclusive) Full V&C wine list available with the lovingly generous £4 corkage on the retail price.

Thursday 14th February 2019 
Reservations from 6:30pm
0131 556 6066
19 Elm Row, Edinburgh, EH7 4AA

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Giancarlo Russo Tutored Tasting Event

Friday 1st March 2019

We are delighted to welcome back Giancarlo Russo, Professor of Gastronomy, after last year’s oversubscribed and well received tasting.  His expertise in pairing food with wine is unrivalled. We will be tasting five new season spring cheeses from Tuscany and Sardinia together with five delicious new season wines. Prof. Russo’s tastings are always informative, sometimes controversial and certainly great fun!

Tickets £15* 
*10% discount on all products purchased on the evening.

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