14 December 2011
We now deliver!
In fact we allways have done; we just never shouted about it before.
Free if you spend of £50 or more, we'll ask for a fiver for smaller orders.
Edinburgh only I'm afraid, usually next day
Would you like a piece of cake?
Buy a case of wine and we will reward you with a £5 voucher redeemable at Edinburgh's best patisserie (& neighbours) The Manna House http://themannahousebakery.co.uk/
New(ish) Assistant Manager
If you've been in the shop during the last three weeks then you may have been served by me - Dom Holt, pleased to meet you!
I've been in Edinburgh/Leith for the last 6 years or so. I'm a graphic designer & photographer by trade. Last year I put myself through a few WSET courses with the talented Claire Blackler over at Case Studies Wine School. My motivation for this was so I could become more informed about what I was drinking. I wanted to try and demystify the world of wine for myself so I could drink better stuff.
Upon completing my WSET Advanced, I decided I would take the plunge and find work in the trade. If you want to learn French then go to France right?
When James advertised the position at Cornelius, it was like the planets had aligned just for me. I'd harboured a desire to work here for as long as I'd been coming as a customer.
I like a shop where you can discuss your purchases and get recommendations from your vendor. There's not enough of that these days. I believe it's important to know what you're getting, and I've always valued the fact James has a personal relationship and an opinion on everything in the store. His recommendations are always spot on.
Knowing what to recommend is a huge part of the job here. It's not sufficient to just know the price and style of a wine or beer, it's important that we know first hand what something's like. And that means trying things out. I'm slowly familiarising myself with the contents of the shop and expanding my own personal knowledge at the same time. I couldn't be more satisfied. I plan on starting my WSET Diploma next year.
As well as working in the shop, I still design for web and print and I still take photos, mainly for the Edinburgh band scene. I also manage a band and promote local artists. I put on my own gigs every now and then too. Last year I setup a small record imprint - Youngteam Records- which I run from my kitchen. Our 5th release - 'Oscillator' by Frantic Chant - is out on 12th November.