The truth about wine

Whether it’s to discover the tastiest tipples for a dinner party, or to find the best bottles to suit your budget, Wine Tasting Masterclasses at Harvey Nichols Edinburgh offer the ideal opportunity to sample and compare some of the very best wines on the market and explore lesser known producers.

So let the expert Wine Team be your guide as you imbibe some great releases, and learn a little more about the wondrous world of wine.

7pm, Forth Floor Wine Shop
£22 per person, including 5 wines to taste
£44 per person, including 5 wines to taste and 2 course Restaurant dinner

Thursday 30th April: BORDEAUX – A BEGINNER’S GUIDE
Are you a fan of claret but trying to navigate between your Saint-Estephes and Emilions? We will attempt to explain the terminology and nuances with collection of left and right bank stalwarts to help you get your bearings.


Do you like your wine to have a strong aroma of kerosene and paraffin? It might sound bonkers, but few wines can match Rieslings for affordability and depth of flavour. Enjoy a world tour and be warned you might become indoctrinated into the cult!


Thursday 25th June: BBQ FAVOURITES
Whether because it’s the football, the Olympics or merely a Friday with only light rain, no one needs much excuse to get the barbecue out. At Harvey Nichols we fully understand… This evening we have an array of romantic summer wines to help you forget that you’ve burnt the chicken and are coated in a generous layer of factor 50.


Thursday 23rd July: ENGLISH WINES
Free from the regulations and preconceptions of the continental appellations, the English South Coast is one of wines great new frontiers. Blessed with superb infrastructure and generous investment, you might find your old favourites under threat from a new wave of challengers.


Thursday 13th August: HIDDEN GEMS
Our August master class will be one of exploration. The wines that we all skip on the wine list as we have never heard of them before will be retrieved from the back cupboard and dusted off. After tonight you will be able to show off to friends and family with your knowledge of obscure wines and bag a bargain or two in the process.


If you have a large group of friends with an interest in wine or are you looking to entertain some corporate clients, contact us to arrange a private wine tasting for up to 25 people.  Each wine tasting can be tailored to your specific requirements.  We can even let you choose the wine!  Contact details are below if you would like to make an enquiry.

For more information:
Call +44 131 524 8350