Central England Co-op is inviting wine lovers to join a virtual tasting event as part of a two-week celebration of co-operatives which begins next week.
The retailer, which has over 260 food stores across 16 counties, is working with The Wine Events Company for the free Fairtrade Wine Tasting event which takes place during Co-op Fortnight (21 June – 4 July).
The virtual event will be led by the charismatic sommelier and wine educator Tony Elvin, formerly of Hotel Du Vin in Birmingham, and those joining the event will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win a case of Fairtrade wine.
At this live 60-minute event, four wines will be tasted and there will be an opportunity to learn the basics of wine tasting and enjoy a few games, activities and polls to ensure everyone has fun.
Those taking part will discover some superb quality wines which they can pick up from their local Co-op at a great value price, whilst still ensuring that producers get a fair price for their product.
People can taste along with Tony if they wish by picking up the wines beforehand, which will be Co-op Fairtrade South African Chenin Blanc 75cl, Co-op Fairtrade Argentinian Bonarda Shiraz 75cl, Co-op Fairtrade Argentinian Shiraz - Rosé 75cl and Co-op Fairtrade South African Sauvignon Blanc 75cl (or alternatively Co-op Fairtrade Torrontés).
Store Manager Jamie Joyce said: “At Central England Co-op we are proud of the great range of Fairtrade wines we are able to offer our members and customers and this wine tasting event is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the quality of the wines and have some fun along the way.
“Co-op Fortnight is also a great time to shout about our Co-op difference and our ongoing support for Fairtrade is a major part of that.”
The event takes place on Thursday, 24 June from 7.30pm and free places can be booked at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/co-op-fortnight-fairtrade-wine-tasting-read-between-the-wines-tickets-154465692043