Some extra information
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

V&C Fine Italian Wine Tasting

Thursday 7th June 2018
6pm – 8.30pm

“Fine wines” mean top quality, local identity and terroir, tradition and modernity. The Italian ABC of the fine wine is perceived to be the likes of Amarone, Barolo, Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti Classico, Pinot Bianco and Greco di Tufo. But there are others as well. Join us in this premium wine tasting and try some of the most appreciated wines in the world in one tasting.

Tickets £18*
*Includes a 10% discount on all products purchased on the day.


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Giancarlo Russo Tutored Tasting Event

Friday 29th June 2018 
6pm-8.30pm

We are delighted to welcome back Giancarlo Russo, Professor of Gastronomy, after last year’s oversubscribed and well received tastings.  His expertise in pairing food with wine is unrivalled. We will be tasting five new in 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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V&C Pre-Festival Celebration Sparkling Wine Tasting
Thursday 26th July 2018
6pm – 8.30pm

Celebrate the start of the 2018 Edinburgh International Festival & Fringe at V&C with a fantastic Italian sparkling wines tasting. Join us again to taste and discover the different styles of Prosecco, Metodo Classico and fine Spumante from Italy. 

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

SOLD OUT


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Edinburgh Fringe at Valvona & Crolla August 2018

This year is the 71th Anniversary of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It runs from Friday 3th August until Monday 28th August. We have 8 acts so far lined over 2 venues:

Venue 67
Valvona & Crolla Delicatessen, Wine Merchant, Caffè & Theatre
19 Elm Row, Edinburgh, EH7 4AA
Tickets: 0131 556 7800

Tickets will go on sale from early June All Details TBC




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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Sweet Wine, Port and Cheese Tasting

Thursday 29th November 2018
6pm-8.30pm

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

We cordially invite you to an exclusive 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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