Thursday, 31 January 2013
Plans are really coming together for the Wine and Cheese Tasting evening for Fairtrade Fortnight. A wine buyer from the Co-operative will be coming to talk about the different wines, and the cheeses will be coming from Neal's Yard Creamery in Dorstone, with owner Charlie Westhead providing a Q&A session about the cheeses and cheesemaking. There will be ten different wines to try; red, white and sparkling, all Fairtrade, and four different cheeses. Any profits from the evening will be invested with Shared Interest, an ethical investment co-operative and the world's only 100% Fair Trade lender.
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Tickets are now on sale at Eighteen Rabbit, up at Hay Castle, for the Fairtrade Fortnight Wine and Cheese Evening. Nine Fairtrade wines, a selection of local cheeses, with a short talk by the cheese maker and someone who knows about the wine, all at Tomatito's Tapas Bar, in the back room. Numbers are limited because of space, and tickets cost £10. The event starts at 7pm on the 26th February.
Saturday, 19 January 2013
I'm a bit late with this one, but I only just thought to check out Hay TV to see what videos they are showing at the moment. There's a five minute video of the Fairtrade fair, with interviews with many of the stall holders, including Chris, who has taken the lion's share of organising the Fair up to now. Here's the link to the video (I can't manage workable links on this blog - I'm afraid it's a case of cut and paste): http://www.hayontv.com/musicvideo.php?vid=038f2a4f8