Waitrose wines to support Comic Relief

04 March, 2011

Waitrose is to give 10% of the retail price of eight wines to Comic Relief’s Wine Relief fund.?The wines include the company’s own-label Brut NV Cava which retails for £6.99, Wither Hills New Zealand Pinot Gris at £9.99, and Champteloup 2009 Muscadet at £6.99. The offer ends on Red Nose Day, March 18.?The Wine Relief pot will also get a boost from the fifth Scottish Comic Relief Wine Fair, which will take place at the Playfair Library in Edinburgh on March 16.?Waitrose, Majestic and M&S are among the retailers exhibiting, along with independents including Villeneuve Wines, Henderson Wines and Valvona & Crolla.?Tickets are £20 from hubtickets.co.uk or on 0131 473 2000.

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Richard Hemming MW: beware inverse snobbery

Few things can bring communal pleasure so intimately as wine. Apart from a hot tub, perhaps. Sport can trigger mass jubilation, film gives us shared empathy, but wine has a nigh-unique ability to bestow conviviality among us through a shared bottle – which makes it especially galling that we spend so much time divided over it.

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