2015 Comic Relief Wine Fair

Drink wine, help charity.

Having a bulbous red nose has sometimes been associated with being overly fond of the bottle. Happily, we can all help give the idea of a red nose some better connotations thanks to this year’s Comic Relief Wine Fair. Taking place in The Assembly Rooms on Edinburgh’s George Street on Thursday 12th March, the event promises an evening of wine tasting, competitions, a quiz, raffle and auction. Over 20 exhibitors have signed up and these … [Read more...]

Edinburgh wine dinners

Yealands Estate winery in Marlborough, New Zealand.

The 5pm Dining blog has long had a soft spot for wine dinners and lunches. Apart from the obvious attractions of food and wine, they are almost always fun events where you can learn a lot from the actual people who make the wines. There are some interesting events coming up on the horizon in Edinburgh. Sparkling supper On Monday 2nd March, the Californian restaurant Calistoga is hosting a sparkling supper with representatives from the Domaine … [Read more...]

Spring food is coming

Rhubarb will soon be in the shops. "Rheum rhabarbarum.2006-04-27.uellue" by Dieter Weber (User:Uellue) - own work, photo taken in a private garden in Kiel. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rheum_rhabarbarum.2006-04-27.uellue.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Rheum_rhabarbarum.2006-04-27.uellue.jpg

The 5pm Dining blog is bored with winter. Thunder snow was cute at first but we have grown tired of its novelty and we are now yawning at the idea of being weather bombed. Instead, we have our eyes on the prize that is spring. We hesitate to predict when it might arrive, and we won’t be digging out our beach wear for quite some time, but we’re pretty confident that it won’t be Baltic around these parts forever. And when spring does arrive, … [Read more...]