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GLASGOW ■ Cook, Curry, Comedy Fri 18 & 25 Nov, 6pm. £25. Tennent’s Training Academy, 161 Duke Street, 0845 166 6060. A curry-making lesson with John Quinn, followed by a live comedy show – not forgetting to eat the curry with a cold pint in between. Booking essential.
■ Queen’s Park Farmers’ Market Sat 19 Nov & 3 Dec, 10am–2pm. Queen’s Park, 520 Langside Road.
■ Glasgow’s Whisky Festival Sat 19 Nov, 1–4.45pm. £20. The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. Includes the first whisky distilled in the Outer Hebrides for 170 years.
■ Mansfield Park Farmers’ Market Sat 26 Nov & 10 Dec, 10am–2pm. Mansfield Park, 5 Hyndland Street.
■ Winter Wine Fair Sun 4 Dec, 2pm. £10. Church on the Hill, 16 Algie Street, Langside. Wine tasting with 25
different bottles on offer, plus local food and ale stalls.
■ Wicked Steak Club Sun 4 Dec, 6.30pm. £40. The Grill Room at the Square, 29 Royal Exchange Square, 225 5615. The quarterly dining club has USDA Prime Graded grain-fed 10oz rib steak as the star attraction.
■ History of Scotch Whisky Thu 17–Sun 27 Nov, 6–7pm. £15. Whiski Rooms, 4, 6 & 7 North Bank Street, 225 7224. Learn about how whisky has evolved over the centuries and taste a few wee drams. Part of previously . . . Scotland’s History Festival.
■ Edinburgh Farmers’ Market Saturdays, 9am–2pm. Castle Terrace, 652 5940.
■ Wine Tasting: Beaujolais nouveau Fri 25 Nov, 6pm. £20. Institut Français d’Ecosse, 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366. Maurice Mallet leads a tasting in French.
■ Juniper Green Farmers’ Market Sat 26 Nov, 9am–1pm. Kinleith Arms car park, 604 Lanark Road, 453 3214.
■ Chocofrolics Wed 30 Nov, 7.30–9.30pm. £7.50. Real Foods, 37 Broughton Street, 557 1911. Tasting of organic wines and chocolates, with goody bags for all and discounts on the night.
■ Portobello Organic Market Sat 3 Dec, 9.30am–1.30pm. Brighton Park, Brighton Place, pedal-porty.org.uk
■ Wonderful Wine ■ Special Xmas
Tasting & Tapas Night Thu 24 Nov, 7–10pm. £20. The Mercat Bar & Restaurant, 28 West Maitland Street, 225 8716. Tasting of new wine list additions. Bruncheon Sat 10 Dec, 11.30am. Prices vary. Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30–36 Dalmeny Street, 555 7100. A festive special at the brunch club.
How does a piece of steak born in the USA shape up to our own? The next get-together of the Wicked Steak Club at The Grill Room in the Square will be tucking into a prime cut that represents the top 2% of prime-graded American meat.
THE GINGER GROUSE BAR TAP TAKES OFF IN SCOTLAND
The Famous Grouse are pleased to report that The Ginger Grouse bar taps are now in bars across Scotland following a successful trial earlier this year.
The Ginger Grouse ‘on tap’ is now available in 50 bars all over the country (with more to be announced soon), with each venue installing a gleaming Ginger Grouse font on their bar, alongside the more conventional draught beer and lager taps.
The Ginger Grouse is one of the most popular serves of Scotland’s favourite whisky, combining The Famous Grouse and ginger beer over ice, finished with a squeeze of fresh lime for a refreshing long drink with a hint of spice.
For the full list of bars now serving The Ginger Grouse on tap visit The Famous Grouse Blog. Just some of the venues where the bar taps are already installed include Waterloo Bistro in Haddington, The Elm Bar and the Auld Toll Bar in Edinburgh and Moriarty’s in Cumbernauld.
Win a personalised bottle of The Famous Grouse
For the person in your life who has it all, why not make them famous by adding their name to a bottle of The Famous Grouse. Choose up to 11 characters on the front label and customise the back label with your own message. The bottle will then be posted to your door in a beautifully presented gift box. Available from www.thefamousgrouse.com/shop, £19.99. To enter, just log onto list.co.uk/offers and tell us: Which bird has been made famous by appearing on the label of Scotland’s Favourite Whisky?
TERMS & CONDITIONS: COMPETITION CLOSES 14 DEC 2011 AND IS OPEN TO THOSE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OVER. COMPETITION IS OPEN TO ENTRANTS AGED 18 OR OVER AND WHO LIVE IN THE UK. THERE IS NO CASH ALTERNATIVE. COMPETITION IS NOT OPEN TO EMPLOYEES OF THIS OUTLET OR OF THE EDRINGTON GROUP OR MAXXIUM UK LTD THEIR FAMILIES, AGENTS AND AGENCIES AND ANYONE ELSE PROFESSIONALLY CONNECTED WITH THIS PROMOTION. USUAL LIST RULES APPLY.
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