Australian Wine Tasting

The latest wine tasting, raising funds for the Cottingham and Middleton community hub projects, took place Saturday 18 November in the village hall. 

Brian, our resident wine expert, with support from Jan, Del, Glynn, Jo and Richard, took us down under to Oz and the vineyards of Southern Australia and Victoria. Our biggest event yet with all 50 seats taken it was great to have lots of returners and first timers come along, with lots of laughter and opportunity to chat and enjoy the 6 wines poured. 

Across ticket sales, a raffle and the bottle in a bag draw, the evening raised a total of £944.67

Thanks to Majestic Wines, M&S, The Savoy Cinema and Rodney Davis Optomotrists for their great donations and thanks also to all others who donated prizes. 

Since the tastings began, a total of £5,053.41 has been raised by these events.

Plans are coming together for next year’s events and if you would like to be added to the mailing list for future wine tastings please email Jan Robertson at