Artisan Food & Wine Tasting Tours, Edinburgh

Artisan Wine & Food Tasting Tours, Edinburgh

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Starts: 2pm at The Balmoral Hotel, next door to Waverley Train Station.
Ends: 5pm at Twenty Princes Street, just opposite Waverley Train Station.
Group size: maximum of 12 guests.
**Venues, menus and wine lists are may change and are subject to seasonal variations.**
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2pm: The Balmoral Hotel

1 Princes Street, Edinburgh
Enjoy a glass of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne on arrival at the beautiful hotel. Learn why Champagne sparkles and how it is made.
Taste Gavi di Gavi, Italy white wine and learn how to pair it with food.
Food: Chef's Cheese Board Selection
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3pm: The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant

The Mound, Edinburgh
We walk through Princes Street Gardens to the National Gallery where the restaurant is located. Here we sample a further 2 wines and a food.
Rose wine tasting: Pinot Grigio Rose, Italy
Red wine tasting: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy
Food Pairing: Scottish Smoked Salmon & a Haggis Bon Bon
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4pm: Twenty Princes Street

The tour finishes at Twenty Princes Street with dessert.
Taste: Prosecco Rose, Itlay
Food:Scottish Cranachan Dessert with a contemporary finish.
5pm: The tour conculdes.
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Starting location

The Balmoral Hotel,

1 Princes Street, Edinburgh

Scotland, United Kingdom


Prebooking is essential

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Brilliant Session!

The wine & cheese were great but your chat was the standout. The factual stuff on its own was brilliant but I felt the personal anecdotes lifted it up a level.

Adam - December 2020

I highly recommend! Such fun and amazing wines.

Joanne is fabulous


Better than we could possibly have hoped!

Joanne's depth of knowledge and her clarity in
communicating it are astonishing, every question we asked spurred a
fascinating and engaging delve into the wine world, and we learned so
much more than we would have anticipated. By far the stand out, however,
was Joanne's deft guidance through the process of actually engaging with
the experience of wine. This has, without hyperbole, genuinely changed
our approach to wine, opening our eyes to a hitherto unanticipated world
of experience.

Dr Ben M., September 2022

A really enjoyable way to spend the afternoon

Joanne's friendly, disarming and knowledgeable style of presentation enabled all of us to learn something new about wine and wine pairing.

Philip, October 2022

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I highly recommend Joanne!!

Joanne’s knowledge is fantastic and the service she provided was extremely professional. A very enjoyable afternoon drinking and learning about wine!!

Nicola L, Edinburgh, UK - August 2020 -

We had a great experience with Joanne!

Highly reccomend for anyone who always picks up the same bottle of wine - She has encouraged me to try wines I wouldn't normally buy.

Jayne M. Edinburgh, UK - May 2020 -

A lovely wine tasting session with Joanne.

 Joanne is friendly and makes a tasting session fun and you will not feel out of your depth with her.

Emma C. Stockport, England - July 2020 -

Joanne's an absolute delight and very knowledgeable.

Joanne went through the basics of how to taste wine. We swirled, we slurped, we sniffed. After two glasses, I was already feeling like a pro!

Traci K. Malden, MA USA

Joanne was incredibly knowledgable and personable. The wines had a good variety, were quality selections.

Stephen V. Natick, MA USA