Wednesday July 30, 2014
Fancy a glass of wine? Yeah, I do too. We ALL do! That’s why hosting a wine-tasting evening is such a brilliant way to raise money. Everyone really likes wine, well most people do. And if they don’t like wine, they can give us a lift home afterwards. Perfect.
On Thursday 3rd July, Paul Swaddle from Pocketapp and Barney Quinn from Workplace Systems hosted their First of the Summer Wine event in Reading. Everyone was invited to Forbury’s Restaurant and Wine Bar to satisfy their bacchanalian urges.
Tickets were available individually, or participants could book a table. The tasting was run by the suitably named Xavier Le Bellego.
In total Paul and Barney managed to raise more than £6,800 pounds in just one evening of alcohol-induced fundraising - a fantastic effort.
It surely won’t have gone unnoticed by London board member Malcolm Thorp and his team from Thorp & Partners, who are running their own wine-tasting evening in September.
The event will take place on Thursday 16 September at The Wine Tun on Cannon Street and is being sponsored by Davy’s Wine Merchants and Wine Bars. The Thorp & Partners team are also inviting businesses to sponsor each of the tables.
The wine will be flowing from 6pm and, as well as tasting, there will be competitions, a raffle and an auction.
Like the sound of a wine-tasting evening? Why not try and set up your own event? All you need are a few bottles of wine, some glasses, a splash of imagination and a group of friends who enjoy wine as much as I do.