Gulp, Its National Wine Month!

The UK’s first National Wine Month in May aims to take the average wine drinker beyond their normal wine boundaries and to explore, discover and enjoy the wide variety of wines available in the UK. To celebrate, Gulp is co-hosting an exclusive wine tasting and glass demonstration (Make Time for Wine – in the right glass) with Maximilian J Riedel, CEO Riedel Crystal at Mansfield Traquair, Edinburgh on 23rd May.

This 8000 year old beverage is said to be purchased by more shoppers than any other alcoholic drink, and May traditionally marks the start of the summer wine-drinking period. The Riedel event will focus on the significance of the relationship between the shape of the wine glass and the enjoyment of wine, in marked contrast to the usual focus on the attributes of the wine being tasted. The event is part of the month long initiative created by the Wine and Spirit Education Trust.

Since August 2010 there has been a Gulp store in North Berwick High Street, East Lothian and the website ( has been in operation for just over a year.

Riedel Crystal has a 250 year history and was the first company to introduce the concept of grape-specific glassware which maximises the pleasure and sensory qualities of wine and is recognised worldwide as a producer of high quality and unique glassware. Make Time for Wine this May with Gulp and Riedel.  

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