Charity dinner

01 June, 2007

Drinks trade charity The Benevolent raised more than £40,000 from its dinner on May 17, of which around £27,000 came from an auction of prizes donated by the drinks trade. This year, places at the event - held at Claridges - were restricted to 200, and tickets were sold out.

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English wine: a happy harvest for Christmas

All across England and Wales, vineyards are being harvested. Down winding country lanes come armies of welly-wearing conscripts wielding secateurs and buckets, ready to reap the rewards of our vines. Happily they come, their cheeks ruddy with pride. Half an hour later they’re crawling over muddy clods with lacerated hands, drenched in claggy juice and cold sweat, as if ploughing through an endurance race.

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