WINE connoisseurs can help victims of the Australian bushfires.
Huddersfield’s Hoult’s Wine Merchants are hosting the evening with proceeds going to help the victims rebuild their lives.
Rob Hoult has invited some Australian winemakers to the event, some of whom had vineyards in Victoria destroyed by the fires.
Rob said: “I thought of it when I had a gas leak at my shop last week and I was outside listening to the radio and hearing about the bush fires.
“It’s an horrific story and I wanted to do something to help.
“We sell a lot of Australian wine so I thought that we could support the winemakers and also raise money for the victims.”
Police in Australia say that 208 people have died since the fires destroyed towns in south-east Victoria.
More than 1,800 homes were destroyed leaving 7,500 people living in temporary shelters, with the cost of the damage as high as £800m.
Hoult’s Wine Merchants, based off St John’s Road, will host the wine tasting evening tomorrow at 7pm.
Tickets cost £20 which will go straight to the appeal and includes wine tasting and a goodie bag worth more than the ticket price.
Ten per cent of all wines purchased on the night will be donated, along with 5% of Australian wine sales over the next few weeks.
To buy a ticket call 01484 510700, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call into the Castlegate Retail Park shop.