Hannah Crosbie: Where to Drink Wine in Edinburgh 

Edinburgh-born Hannah Crosbie is the woman behind Dalston Wine Club, the new open-access wine-tasting party that’s shaking up the London drinking scene. She shares with us the three best places to drink the grape in her home city


Last time I went to Edinburgh, I went to Spry three times. It’s in a beautiful old stone building and it’s been done out in a gorgeous, minimal, Scandinavian style. The selection leans more towards natural wines and they’ve got a constantly rotating menu of wines by the glass: sparkling, orange, red, rosé and white, which means it’s a great place to pop in for a quick drink. Their small plates are amazing, too – don’t miss the homemade beef jerky.  

1 Haddington Pl, Edinburgh; sprywines.co.uk


Brauhaus is not the most obvious place to visit for a glass of wine (it’s more of a pub with a beer and whisky focus) but their wine selection is brilliant. They host a fair few pop-ups – when the London crowd come up for wine fairs, we always visit Brauhaus. Plus, they do around 30 wines by the glass, with a mix of natural stuff and more traditional bottles.  

105 Lauriston Pl, Edinburgh; instagram.com/brauhaus_edinburgh 

The Palmerston  

The Palmerston isn’t a wine bar, it’s a restaurant with a seriously impressive wine list. It’s housed in an old bank, so you assume that it’s super traditional, but the wine list is mostly low-intervention, they’re just not the obvious, funky label kind. They’ve got a great Burgundy selection, and some wonderful Italian wines. Some of their bottles are older vintages, others relatively new, so there’s something to suit every pocket.

1 Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh, thepalmerstonedinburgh.co.uk

Hannah Crosbie is a writer, wine consultant and event organiser. Book tickets for the Dalston Wine Club via hannahcrosbie.com/

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