Vino Wines – The Story So Far …
Vino rose out of the ashes when the national chain of Wine Rack went into administration in 2009. Created by three Edinburgh entrepreneurs our first two stores opened in June 2010 the third in September of that year and our fourth in June 2011.
Our aim since day one has been to take the best parts from the old Wine Rack business and utilise our wealth of retail and hospitality experience to provide a buying environment where our customers feel comfortable, a shop layout that is easy to navigate and staff who are genuine in their appreciation of our products and are happy to discuss and help our customers.
At Vino there is definitely NO snobbery! We understand that our customers have a wide range of tastes and we are here to provide help if required.
A stroke of luck brought us to the newest Vino shop which used to be the Stockbridge Bookshop in bygone days. With fantastic floor to ceiling windows, this is a shop that grabs attention! Once you enter you will see Scotland’s first Enomatic wine tasting machine situated in an off licence, which allows our discerning customers to try eight wines at any one time. Manager Julien, our resident Frenchman, is our fine wine specialist. He comes from a non retail background having managed a succession of restaurants all over Europe but Julien is passionate about wine and has sourced a range of the more obscure and interesting wines that you definitely don’t find everywhere.
At Vino we know how stressful planning any event can be and aim to take the stress out of planning one of the biggest days of your life.
Drinks are one of the biggest costs on your day after the venue and we can help keep that within a reasonable budget. Many venues use the wines on offer for wedding parties to generate extra profit, it is always better to pay corkage and buy better quality wine. If you have a big wedding in a hotel or country house always ask about corkage and taste what is on offer versus what can be bought elsewhere.
If your doing something different and planning your wedding yourself we can help with free glass hire (Fine Glassware Available on Request, Charge applicable), delivery and even help with sourcing caterers. Our passonate staff will take you through a range of wines to taste and guide you to match wines to each course. We provide a wide range of beers and spirits and will do what ever we can to source any specific requests you may have for your special day.
Our highly trained staff will come to your home/office or other venue and run a tasting to suit your event. If you are looking to have a fun night with friends or family then we can do one of our Whose Wine Is It Anyway evenings where we have a blind tasting that is great fun and suitable for all levels of knowledge with prices starting from £15 per head. We design each event for your requirements so if you want to do beers we can or if you only want red wine we can do that too.
If your looking for an interesting and grown up way to entertain a gaggle of Hens or a heard of Stags then the Whose Wine Is It Anyway will be just the ticket, start with a glass of fizz and talk through all the tongue twisting grape varieties and choose from the Australian Stunner or Italian Heart throb.
We want to make any gathering special and will help to organise any birthday/anniversary or just a BBQ with friends. With free glass hire, chiller buckets and ice on top of our great range of wines/beers and spirits. We will deliver for you chilled where possible on request. We also cater for your corporate events delivering a smooth professional drinks party, fun wine team building to unwind after a day’s hard work. If you just need some chilled wine and glasses we can of course deliver this to you free of charge in Edinburgh. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.