Tasting season is here again

SCOTLAND will play host to several wine tasting sessions in the next fortnight, as merchants promote their wares to the trade ahead of the spring season.

Inverarity Vaults is hosting sessions in both Edinburgh and Inverness on February 27 and 29 respectively, Bibendum is staging a wine tasting in Glasgow on February 28, while Forth Wines and the Wine Institute of California are holding separate sessions in Edinburgh on March 8.
The Inverarity events will take place at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh (Feb 27) and Culloden House Hotel, Inverness (Feb 29), with both events held between 10.30am and 5.30pm.
Bibendum’s annual Scottish wine tasting will be held in Society M at the Citizen M hotel in Glasgow on February 28 between 10.30am and 6pm.
The Forth Wines event takes place at the Signet Library from 11am until 4pm on March 8, and will feature several additions to the Forth portfolio for 2012. These include wines from Italian producers Tenuta San Leonardo and La di Motte.
March 8 will also see the Wine Institute of California host a wine tasting at the Merchants’ Hall in Edinburgh. The event, which marks the first Scottish tasting for the institute in several years, will take place between 2.30pm and 5.30pm and promises to host wines from more than 70 different producers.
Hallgarten Druitt and Novum Wines held a tasting at The Merchant’s Hall in Edinburgh at the start of the month, featuring wines from Saint Clair, Marchesi de Frescobaldi, and a “discovery tasting” of Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from around the world.