Corporate & Private Tastings

Lothian Wine School runs professionally organised wine events tailored to meet the demands of business and private clients.

We run corporate events for companies, both large and small anywhere in Scotland. Our packages can be tailored to meet a wide variety of client requirements and to suit most budgets. Companies use us for events such as:

  • Client Entertainment
  • Staff Team-Building, Reward/Entertainment
  • Business Seminars/Conferences (usually prior to dinner!)
  • Networking events

We also host fund-raising wine tastings for many local & national charitable organisations.

Our format for an evening can be tailor made, but normally includes the following - 

  • Hire/cleaning of professional ISO tasting glasses
  • Chilling equipment for optimal serving of white wines
  • Around 6-8 different high-quality wines
  • Professional tasting notes /quiz sheets on each wine
  • Digital projection equipment with DVDs/Maps/Slides
  • A fun quiz/team format tutored tasting

"Very entertaining. Great format." (Jeff Windsor, client of Ernst & Young, Oct 2012).

We can advise on suitable venues or run the event at the client's premises/offices. The event can take many formats, from fun and informal with quiz/team element, to a tutored wine tasting with a wide variety of wines and it can be planned to last for as long as required - from a 30 minute pre-dinner Champagne tasting to a full 'Introduction to Wine'. All equipment, glasses, wine, notes etc are supplied.

One proven & successful format involves a fun, team-based wine quiz based on a blind-tasting game with lots of carefully-picked clues which allow novices as much chance of winning as seasoned wine drinkers.  

Wine Tastings can also include a rapid introductory session on how to taste wine – explained in a no-nonsense practical way - and our aroma phial kits, a box of wine-related aromas that are a uniquely inventive way of developing the guests' sensory skills in a way that provides entertainment and interest. Theme evenings can include French vs New World, Australia vs America, old wine or young wine, Italy vs Spain etc. 

Please Contact Justin Martindale who will be happy to discuss - formats, themes, dates, locations, numbers, budgets etc

Private Clients

We can also arrange private wine tastings at a selected venue, or in your own home if you wish. We usually advise a minimum party size of 8 for cost reasons and can offer advice on themes and wines if you wish, or source wines to suit your own preference. The tasting usually runs for 1.5 to 2 hours, but can be tailored to suit your requirements. Prices vary depending upon location, numbers and of course the type of wine, but for larger groups can be as little as £15 per head. 


Please Contact Justin Martindale on 0131 603 3865 or 07961 496 545, or email for further information. 








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