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Choosing wines to go with meals - in Edinburgh - with Peter Ranscombe
You are out for a meal, and since you are a member of the IWSS, the host passes you the wine list. How do you go about choosing the wine for the meal? Peter Ranscombe, journalist and wine writer, does this for specific dishes in Scottish Field's culinary pages. Learn how he goes about the process.

The Royal Scots Club

29-31 Abercromby Place · Edinburgh


What we're about

We have a simple philosophy that is all to do with expanding our knowledge and enjoyment of wines and spirits. This meetup includes both the tastings organised by the institute and other tastings that members will be attending.

The institute was founded in 1963, (obviously is a more recent innovation). We hold twelve tastings each year, six in Edinburgh and six in Glasgow - see our Venues, which take the format of an informal guided tasting where our guest speaker shares their knowledge, passion and enthusiasm for their wines or spirits with us. Over the years we have been very fortunate to be able to attract a very high calibre of speaker. Our speakers include Masters of Wine, wine makers, spirit blenders, specialist wholesalers, retailers and enthusiasts. We continue to strive to maintain this high standard of guest presenter. In addition to our usual meetings we also indulge our appreciation of delicious wines with good food by having an Annual Dinner, a Wine Weekend and a Summer Lunch.

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