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Novotel Edinburgh Centre

Novotel

About the venue

This is a beautiful, modern and contemporary hotel just a stone's throw away from Edinburgh Castle.  Its amenities include an indoor heated pool, a whirlpool and a sauna, plus a fitness room, a business centre and 6 meeting rooms

Our tastings are held in a bright, private dining area at the side of the building.

Situated just a short walk from Haymarket and Waverley stations, it's ideally placed for public transport links after a nice evening's wine tasting!

How to get there

Novotel Edinburgh Centre
80 Lauriston Place
EH3 9DE

See map at bottom of page

Upcoming events

Crisps & Wine Pairing
Fri 23
Feb
- 2024 -
Crisps & Wine Pairing
There are many classic wine and food pairings from around the world. However, there's nothing we love more than a quiet night in with a glass of wine and a bag of crisps. This tasting pairs both the expected and unexpected.
£40.00
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WSET Level 1 Award in Wines
Mon 26
Feb
- 2024 -
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

WSET L1 Award is the ideal starting point for anybody new to wine or those beginning a career in hospitality. It lays the foundation for understanding wine, giving you confidence for food and wine pairing, and an introduction to different styles...

£195.00
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World of Wine - Alsace, Germany, Austria & UK
Wed 28
Feb
- 2024 -
World of Wine - Alsace, Germany, Austria & UK
Time to discover the aromatics of Europe! Forget the Blue Nun style wines of the past, re-discover Riesling, uncover Gewurztraminer and taste English still wine
£35.00
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Hungarian Wine Tasting with Csilla Sebestyén
Thu 29
Feb
- 2024 -
£35.00
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World of Wine - Champagne and Sparkling Wine
Wed 06
Mar
- 2024 -
World of Wine - Champagne and Sparkling Wine
Join us for an evening of decadence as we celebrate the wonderful world of bubbles!
£40.00
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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines: Mon-Wed
Mon 11
Mar
- 2024 -
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines: Mon-Wed
This comprehensive intro course provides a structured exploration of the world of wine and is suitable for wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. You do not have to first complete Level 1, you can start at Level 2 if desired
£475.00
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Chocolate & Wine Pairing
Fri 15
Mar
- 2024 -
Chocolate & Wine Pairing
One for the chocoholics! Just like wine, chocolate comes in a wide variety of colours and flavours, but did you know that when paired with wine it can create indulgent, adult only, combinations?
£40.00
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Explore Biodynamics and Natural Wine
Fri 22
Mar
- 2024 -
Explore Biodynamics and Natural Wine
Biodynamic and Natural wine continue to fill the shelves of the best local wine merchants, but what on earth are biodynamics and is natural wine really better for you? We shall answer all of these questions and more.
£35.00
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 NEW! 3 Week Taste of Spain
Starts
Thu 04
Apr
- 2024 -
NEW! 3 Week Taste of Spain
With the most land under vine in the world, Spain produces some of the most exciting wines in the world. From the famous Rioja to up and coming Bierzo, there is something to suit every palate.
£95.00
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 NEW! 4 Week Taste of Spain
Starts
Thu 04
Apr
- 2024 -
NEW! 4 Week Taste of Spain

With the most land under vine in the world, Spain produces some of the most exciting wines in the world. From the famous Rioja to up and coming Bierzo, there is something to suit every palate. Over 4 weeks we will take a deep dive into one of the wor...

£135.00
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NEW! Rioja Masterclass
Thu 04
Apr
- 2024 -
NEW! Rioja Masterclass
Rioja has a long history of winemaking and is often the 1st region people name when they think of Spanish wine. On this masterclass we will discover that there is more to Rioja than the Tempranillo dominated wines aged for a long time in oak.
£40.00
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Scottish Cheese and Wine Pairing
Fri 05
Apr
- 2024 -
Scottish Cheese and Wine Pairing
Back by popular demand! Scotland is home to world-class cheese producers from every corner of the country.  This course is all about celebrating our amazing produce by pairing them up with delicious wines from across the globe.
£45.00
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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines: Mon-Wed
Mon 08
Apr
- 2024 -
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines: Mon-Wed
This comprehensive intro course provides a structured exploration of the world of wine and is suitable for wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. You do not have to first complete Level 1, you can start at Level 2 if desired
£475.00
Gift options available
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NEW! Whites Wines of Spain
Thu 11
Apr
- 2024 -
NEW! Whites Wines of Spain
As the popularity of Spanish wine continues to grow, we thought it was high time we shone a light on the white wines of the Spain. This is one not to miss with a thorough exploration from fresh, zesty whites to aged, underappreciated wines.
£35.00
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Posh vs Plonk!
Fri 12
Apr
- 2024 -
Posh vs Plonk!
How much should I spend on wine? Are more expensive wines better? Can you really taste the difference between a cheaper and more expensive bottle? This evening - we will answer these questions and many more alongside 8 wines, tasted blind!
£35.00
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NEW! Red Wines of Spain
Thu 18
Apr
- 2024 -
NEW! Red Wines of Spain
Torn about Toro? Rumbling about Ribera? Pondering Priorat? This tasting is for you. We will uncover the reds of Spain, and take a path less well trodden with grapes you may never have tasted before.
£35.00
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Scottish Food and Wine Pairing
Fri 19
Apr
- 2024 -
Scottish Food and Wine Pairing
On this workshop we match up some of the delicacies from Scotland's world famous larder with some delicious wines from around the globe. We'll see how the complex flavours can complement each other, bringing out the flavours of both.
£45.00
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Spanish Tapas and Wine Pairing
Fri 26
Apr
- 2024 -
Spanish Tapas and Wine Pairing
There is arguably no other country on earth that can match the vibrancy, flair, quality and diversity of Spanish wine. This evening's tasting is dedicated to sampling some of its very best, paired with top quality examples of local delicacies. 
£45.00
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Crisps & Wine Pairing
Fri 03
May
- 2024 -
Crisps & Wine Pairing
There are many classic wine and food pairings from around the world. However, there's nothing we love more than a quiet night in with a glass of wine and a bag of crisps. This tasting pairs both the expected and unexpected.
£40.00
Gift options available
Sorry, Sold Out
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WSET Level 1 Award in Wines
Sun 23
Jun
- 2024 -
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

WSET L1 Award is the ideal starting point for anybody new to wine or those beginning a career in hospitality. It lays the foundation for understanding wine, giving you confidence for food and wine pairing, and an introduction to different styles...

£195.00
Gift options available
Sorry, Sold Out
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 Tour de France
Starts
Thu 27
Jun
- 2024 -
£120.00
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Tour de France: Bordeaux & The South West
Thu 27
Jun
- 2024 -
Tour de France: Bordeaux & The South West
The evening will take a close look at the wines of both Bordeaux and the hidden treasures of the South West. De-coding the wine laws in Bordeaux, vintage variation, climate issues of the region and what the future holds.
£35.00
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 4-Week Food & Wine Pairing Experience
Starts
Fri 28
Jun
- 2024 -
4-Week Food & Wine Pairing Experience
The concept of food and wine pairing is as old as the hills, but seems wreathed in mystery and confusion. On this series of four tastings, we’ll learn the secrets behind the art, by exploring a different region’s cuisine each week
£160.00
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Scottish Food and Wine Pairing
Fri 28
Jun
- 2024 -
Scottish Food and Wine Pairing
On this workshop we match up some of the delicacies from Scotland's world famous larder with some delicious wines from around the globe. We'll see how the complex flavours can complement each other, bringing out the flavours of both.
£45.00
Gift options available
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Tour de France: Rhone, Languedoc-Roussillon & Provence
Thu 04
Jul
- 2024 -
Tour de France: Rhone, Languedoc-Roussillon & Provence
Take an exciting vinous trip from the traditional wines of the Rhone to the exciting new wave wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon and everything in between.
£35.00
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Italian Charcuterie and Wine Pairing
Fri 05
Jul
- 2024 -
Italian Charcuterie and Wine Pairing

With over 1000 indigenous grape varieties to get to grips with, & enormous diversity of wine styles, Italy can be a confusing wine country to get to know! It’s also the best example of a region that makes wine specifically designed to go wi...

£45.00
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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines: Mon-Wed
Mon 08
Jul
- 2024 -
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines: Mon-Wed
This comprehensive intro course provides a structured exploration of the world of wine and is suitable for wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. You do not have to first complete Level 1, you can start at Level 2 if desired
£475.00
Gift options available
Sorry, Sold Out
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Tour de France: Champagne, Burgundy & Beaujolais
Thu 11
Jul
- 2024 -
Tour de France: Champagne, Burgundy & Beaujolais
Starting with argueably some of the finest bubbles in the world, this evening promises to be an exploration of 2 of the world's greatest grape varieties; Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (with a splash of Gamay).
£35.00
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Spanish Tapas and Wine Pairing
Fri 12
Jul
- 2024 -
Spanish Tapas and Wine Pairing
There is arguably no other country on earth that can match the vibrancy, flair, quality and diversity of Spanish wine. This evening's tasting is dedicated to sampling some of its very best, paired with top quality examples of local delicacies. 
£45.00
Gift options available
Sorry, Sold Out
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Tour de France: Loire, Alsace, Jura & Savoie
Thu 18
Jul
- 2024 -
Tour de France: Loire, Alsace, Jura & Savoie
From the expected wines of the Loire, to some of the more obscure wines of  the east of France via the superb aromatics of Alsace. This tasting is one for those wanting to find brilliant wines that their friends havent' heard of.
£35.00
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French Cheese and Wine Pairing
Fri 19
Jul
- 2024 -
French Cheese and Wine Pairing

Cheese & Wine are unquestionably two of the greatest things ever created by man! And France produces some of the finest examples of both. Tonight we'll be exploring many of the classic cheese and wine pairings that the home of gastonomy has to of...

£45.00
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Fringe tasting - Off the Beaten Rack
Fri 02
Aug
- 2024 -
Fringe tasting - Off the Beaten Rack
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Get into the spirit of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with this special one-off wine tasting where we go off the beaten track and explore those hidden gems from less well known grape varieties and countries.
£35.00
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Crisps & Wine Pairing
Fri 09
Aug
- 2024 -
Crisps & Wine Pairing
There are many classic wine and food pairings from around the world. However, there's nothing we love more than a quiet night in with a glass of wine and a bag of crisps. This tasting pairs both the expected and unexpected.
£40.00
Gift options available
Sorry, Sold Out
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WSET Level 3 Award in Wines: Intensive 1 week course
Mon 02
Sep
- 2024 -
£825.00
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