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Wine Relief kicks off consumer tasting in March to raise funds for Comic Relief

Published:  12 January, 2015

The Comic Relief Wine Fair 2015 will be selling tickets for a consumer tasting which will be held on March 12, 2015 to help raise money for Wine Relief, an official part of the UK's Comic Relief charity.

The event will be held at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh on the eve of Red Nose Day and is expected to sell over 400 tickets and will be exhibiting over 100 wines.

More than 20 exhibitors are participating in the event including The Wine Society, Naked Wines, Majestic Wine, Oddbins, Harvey Nichols, Berry Bros & Rudd, Valvona & Crolla, Alpine Wines, Drinkmonger, Woodwinters, Virgin Wines, Cornelius Wines, Great Grog, Villeneuve Wines, Raeburn Wines, Vinos wine shops, Luvians, Sideways Wines, Bacco Wines, Thinking Chocolate and Peter Green.

Aside from tasting, there will be opportunities to raise additional funds by participating in a chocolate and wine matching competition, a blind tasting competition, a quiz, and a raffle and auctions.

Red Nose Day launched in 1988 and is held every two years. It is part of the wider Comic Relief event that raises funds in communities across the UK with funny 'red noses' and is coupled with a BBC night of television featuring celebrities, comedy and entertainment.

Tickets for the Wine Relief are now available to purchase online for £20 each or can be purchased at specific merchants ships located in Edinburgh including Villeneuve Wines on Broughton Street, Vinos on North West Circus Pl, Great Grog on Dalkeith Rd and Woodwinters on Newington Rd.

The Facts:

What: The Wine Relief charity event as part of Comic Relief 2015

Where: The Assembly Rooms, George Street. Edinburgh

When: March 15, 2015 7:00- 9.30pm