Bite Magazine review: Divine wine at Le Di-Vin

Le Di-Vin bar.
Great "Vin du Moment".
I'm delighted to have been asked to contribute to Bite magazine - "your independent, local guide to eating and drinking in Edinburgh". My first piece for them is a review of the smashing wine bar that is Le Di-Vin.  As an appetiser, I've posted an extract of this below, together with a link to the full version on the Bite website

Divine wine at Le Di-Vin

“Wine bar”. For those of us who grew up in the 80s this term evokes memories of venues packed with punters dressed like extras from Dynasty, glugging over-oaked chardonnay to a backing track by Sade. Fortunately, the modern incarnation is a lot more palatable, as a recent visit to Le Di-Vin joyfully proved.

Nestling in a former church building, Le Di-Vin is the younger sibling to next-door restaurant La P’tite Folie, both owned by Virginie and Ghislain Brouard.

Entering the bar it is apparent that wine is the star. A whole double-height wall is dedicated to a decorative pewter bar, backed by shelves of quality wines, expertly sourced from across the globe by Ghislain: 164 bottles to choose from. Yet a visit to Le Di-Vin is far from an overwhelming experience – quite the reverse...

Read the rest of the review here at Bite.
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