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Wine Events Scotland to host online tastings - with wine delivery for the capital

Published: March 27, 2020
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With the UK lockdown soon to enter week two, many of us are heading online to keep in touch and have a drink or two, and Edinburgh's Wine Events Scotland is inviting wine lovers to join in a virtual tasting,

Starting on Wednesday 1 April from 6.30pm, the tasting will be of the first three wines which will be delivered to your door as part of a case of six. The following Wednesday will be a tasting of the other three delivered wines.

How does it work?

Posting on their website, the team said: "When you place your order you’ll receive a case of 6 wines. We’ll taste 3 on Wednesday 1 April at 6.30pm and the following 3 on Wednesday 8 April at 6.30pm.

"The tasting should last 20-30 minutes, we’ll get a chance to chat together about the wines and your feedback will be welcomed. There’ll be a few rules to ensure we don’t get carried away with lots of people trying to talk but the aim is it’s going to be relaxed and informative.

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"The app we’ll be using is Zoom so please download this here. You can use it on your phone but it works better on a PC or laptop – just make sure you have a microphone and speaker."

The wine delivery will include a complimentary tasting pack, which has a vacuvin wine saver pump and two stoppers, two laminated tasting mats, some drop stops, a fizz stopper  and two pens.

A tasting sheet will also be emailed to all participating and instructions how to sign onto the Zoom meeting along with a choice of delivery dates for the wines.

Cost and delivery

The first interactive home tasting is organics and the Americas and is priced at £78.

The event is for anyone with a delivery address within the Edinburgh bypass area - Portobello or Musselburgh to receive free delivery.

More information on the tastings and how to book can be found here.

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