'Care to Taste' - Starfish annual wine tasting

By Admin | 1 October 2017

The 'Care to Taste' Starfish annual wine tasting will be taking place on Thursday 2rd November at 6pm, hosted by Investec.

This very popular annual wine tasting in the heart of the City is back to help ease you into autumn. The event is sure to sell out and will feature a guided tasting, followed by a competitive quiz and chance to win a magnum of Champagne. You will enjoy sparkling wine on arrival and an incredible selection of 12 tasting wines from around the world which will be accompanied by delicious cheese boards.

Money raised on the night will go towards providing healthcare to vulnerable children in rural communities in South Africa. Tickets are available from £30 each or £25 each for a group of 4 and can be booked by clicking the link below.

Venue: Investec, 2 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7QP

Buy your tickets here. 

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