Mothers’ Union Wine Tasting

This was an outstanding event, read on.

The need. Many children from impecunious backgrounds receive a free school lunch. This may be the main, sometimes only, meal of the day. However this does not occur during half-term and holidays.

The solution. Kettering Mothers’ Union bid successfully for part of a legacy to establish a ‘holiday lunch club’ for these children. Our local Mothers’ Union branch decided to support this visionary project with a similarly visionary event, a wine tasting!

The wine came from local supplier Bat and Bottle owned by Ben, son of All Saints Sunday School leader Robin Robson. The business specialises in Italian wine so a large map was brought along to show the area from which each of the five wines originated. A sparkling prosecco was followed by two white and two red wines. Ben described the characteristics of each wine and Emma poured a sample into our wineglasses for our (un?)-sophisticated palates to test.

We were encouraged to swirl our glasses before inspecting them and sniffing the contents as the professionals do!

The result. The audience had a great evening, some of whom won a raffle prize, Bat and Bottle obtained orders from potential new customers, and the Kettering lunch project receives about £400. It was a win/win/win evening.

There are two dates in June for your diary, on Thursday 9th the meeting in the Church Hall will be a Strawberry tea with member’s contributions about Summer. On Thursday 301h June the Mothers’ Union and The Friends of All Saints have their joint outing, this year to Bury St Edmunds. Hope to see you at these events.

Gordon Woods