Lothian Wine School - Day Classes

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Lothian Wine School - Day Classes

Lothian Wine School - Day Classes
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Neighbourhood: Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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Kate_walker06
Chester, UK10 contributions
Lothian wine school tasting - off the beaten rack
Aug 2020 • Friends
Such a lovely evening tasting wines with Justin! I learnt a great deal and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience! My friend and I felt very relaxed and the COVID precautions were great:
Justin wore a mask while pouring wines; windows were open; lots of hand sanitiser available and socially distanced tables (but not people who came together!). A lot of fun and I would recommend xxx
Written 14 August 2020
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EdinburghKarenK
Edinburgh16 contributions
Dissappointed
Nov 2019
My husband bought me the Sat Wine Tasting event and we had to cancel due to him working away and rearrange to go last Sat 23rd November and due to having 2 young kids they ended up with a sickness bug which we emailed and text Justin and only got a reply on Monday to say that if we want to attend another date we would have to pay extra ie 50% which my husband allready paid £180. I know its a small business but I feel that it is cheeky to ask for the extra cost. I am very dissapointed and will not be recommending Lothian Wine School. If you do purchase read the small print!
Written 26 November 2019
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Hi Karen,. You were booked in to the event on Saturday having already rearranged this event 4 times previously. You emailed me 2 hours before the event was due to start to say you were unable to attend and you'd like to rebook or get a refund. Our terms and conditions, which you agreed to when you booked state clearly that we require 4 weeks notice for a refund, and 2 weeks notice to rearrange the event. We ask for this notice to give us a chance to resell places which in this case we obviously weren't able to do, as you only let us know on the morning. When customers don't attend events it costs us not only the wine samples that have been prepared, but we're also still required to pay for your lunches, as this is arranged in advance. If we allow you to rebook to another event, not only will we have to pay these costs for the event you've missed, but we'll also lose out on £170 income, as you'd be taking up two places on the next course that we'd be unable to sell. I have tried to explain to you why this isn't fair or reasonable, and why as a small business we have to have rules in place to enable us to survive. However, we actually WERE flexible, and instead of telling you you couldn't rebook as per our T&C's, I actually offered you the chance to attend another event for a 50% reduction on our normal fees. This is far more generous than any other events company would ever offer you. I would still lose money from this, but I wanted to offer it to you as customer service is incredibly important to us. Unfortunately you described the offer as 'completely ridiculous'. It is also worth noting that on the previous occasions where you cancelled without the requisite amount of notice, we actually did allow you to rebook to a new event at no extra charge. So whilst I really genuinely hate to see dissatisfied customers, on this occasion I very strongly believe that we really have gone above and beyond to do everything that we can to be accommodating to you. Thanks, Justin
Written 26 November 2019
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Jill603
Dunfermline10 contributions
Highly enjoyable day
Nov 2019
Had a very interesting,fun,informative day with Justin yesterday doing the day introductory wine course. Good company, wine and food. Also very grateful that the hotel accommodated my food intolerances.
Lots of new ideas to explore when choosing wine. Thank you for a great day.
Written 24 November 2019
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Hi Jill, it was my absolute pleasure and I'm so glad you enjoyed the day! We'd love to see you back for another tasting soon. Thanks, Justin
Written 26 November 2019
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Grant1967
Greater London, UK54 contributions
Fabulous Wine tasting day with lunch.
Nov 2019
We enjoyed a fantastic tasting day learning about wine with Lothian Wine School. Our host, Justin, is fabulously knowledgable about wine but is very relaxed and made the day an absolute pleasure. The format of the day at Hotel du Vin works very successfully and allows you to taste 6 white wines in the morning and 7 reds in the afternoon with a very good lunch (with more wine!!) inbetween.

We tasted lots of different wines that I would not necessarily choose ordinarily and therefore found it a very educational and informative day out. Justin has a lovely relaxed and informal demeanour which although he imparts a lot of really useful information, it is done in such a way that it means everyone is fully involved and thoroughly enjoys it.

Brilliant fun, really educational and very good value. I would thoroughly recommend Lothian Wine School to anyone.
Written 24 November 2019
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Thanks so much for the lovely review! I'm so glad you thought it was relaxed and fun as that's exactly the feel we're going for at the wine school. Really hope to see you again sometime! Justin
Written 26 November 2019
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Dave M
Banchory, UK3 contributions
Superb Wine Tasting Day
Nov 2019 • Couples
Christmas gift for my wife. Superb day out; held at Hotel du Vin. Justin was charismatic, great fun and very knowledgeable and informative with clearly a huge passion for the subject. Very relaxed day. Tasted some excellent wines that we hadn’t tried before.
Written 23 November 2019
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Thanks for taking the time to review! And I'm so glad you had a good time. Come and see us again sometime for some more wine tasting, and make sure you put that newfound knowledge to good use over the Xmas season!! Thanks, Justin
Written 26 November 2019
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William C
1 contribution
Introduction to wine tasting lunch
Nov 2019 • Friends
I did the introduction to wine tasting lunch. Couldn't recommend it enough. Really enjoyable and learned a lot. Very relaxed atmosphere and not pretensious at all.
Written 23 November 2019
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Thanks William, I'm really pleased to get your feedback and so happy you enjoyed the day! I hope you found a few new wines to look out for, and we'd love to have you back again sometime soon. Many thanks indeed for taking the time to review, Justin
Written 26 November 2019
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Plattydix
West Calder, UK145 contributions
Brilliant evening
Jun 2018 • Friends
Went here on friday for an evening of food and wine paring and it was amazing . Seven wines to try and there was plenty to go round matched with duck , smoked salmon, venison salami, blue cheese, vintage cheddar , crab and ice cream the food totally changes the taste of the wine .
The owner of wlw runs the session for two hours very knowledgeable and passionate clearly knew his stuff .
Session was well organised group not too big . I recommend this event very enjoyable evening .
Written 19 June 2018
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KandKMacd
Armadale, UK130 contributions
Brilliant evening
Jun 2018 • Friends
A group of us attended a session as part of a 50th birthday celebration and we all loved the experience. We all like wines socially but didn’t perhaps appreciate the difference pairing different wines to food can make. Justin was brilliant in taking us through the different wines that match Scottish foods and it was eye opening. Would thoroughly recommend.
Written 16 June 2018
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Sarah J
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom10 contributions
Excellent gift experience
Apr 2018 • Couples
Got this as a Christmas gift from the parents. An introduction to wine tasting was fab highly recommend and will be back again. Our host was knowledgeable and very good with my lack of knowledge. Opened my eyes to trying different wines. Fantastic location for the venue also.
Written 5 May 2018
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Lorna B
Kinross, UK52 contributions
Scottish cheese and wine pairing - exceptional
Mar 2018 • Couples
This was incredible. One was exposed to such a variety of Scottish cheese that I had not tried before and the effect they had on different wines was mind blowing. Justin is really interesting giving us 7 different wines to taste and for each one he gave us interesting tips about the grapes, the region they're from, how to read the bottle. I fell in love with Scottish cheeses and can't wait to go buy some complimentary wine.
Written 16 March 2018
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