17 East Market Street | Edinburgh EH7 9AB
Phone: 0131 629 4282
Setting up a successful liquour business post-recession was never going to be an easy task, and yet Vino have managed to do just that. Since 2010, they have been supplying the lovely folk of Edinburgh with the finest selection of wine, craft beer and spirits and have gone on to open four successful stores across the city. Their fifth instalment comes in the shape of a snazzy new wine bar, housed in the beautifully redeveloped Waverley Arches.
You'll still find the usual supply of stock to purchase, but this time there's the added bonus of being able to sit back and relax in the small but oh-so-trendy cafe bar whilst sampling the goods by the glass. With views out over Calton Hill and the Old Town a mere hobble away, it's hard to imagine a better setting.
Not sure what to order? Don't be afraid to ask the staff; when it comes to barry booze, these guys know their stuff and, between you and I, are not exactly stingy when it comes to giving out the occasional sample or two.