Wine tasting for hospital

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An English sparkling wine tasting evening will be held in aid of the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital with an expert from a Sussex vineyard.

The event will be held at the Eastbourne DGH restaurant from 7.30pm on October 7.

Tom Surgey from Ridgeview Wine Estate will be giving the tasting. Ticket will cost £30.

On the night, guests will be able to order a case of six bottles of sparkling wine at a 15 per cent discount and five per cent of the purchase price will go towards the charity.

Guests will be able to enjoy a welcome glass of Pimms before Mr Surgey hosts an entertaining introduction to the exciting world of English sparkling wine through the eyes of one of England’s foremost producers. Guests will enjoy four glasses of Ridgeview sparkling wines and learn about the history, production and international acclaim these wines are gaining as well as plenty of useful hints and tips on tasting, choosing and understanding wine.

Ridgeview is an award-winning family business, founded in 1995, dedicated to producing traditional-method sparkling wines from classic grape varieties in Ditchling, East Sussex. Ridgeview wines have been served by HRH The Queen at State Banquets and the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. In 2016, Ridgeview were named as the official supplier to 10 Downing Street.

For tickets to the charity event call 01323 438236 or email

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