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By popular demand, parishioner and wine enthusiast Trevor Hatton returned
to All Saints on a Saturday evening in February to guide sixty guests through
another fascinating tasting and highly entertaining quiz. Aptly styled this year
as a “Wine Challenge”, some of the multiple choice questions had even the
connoisseurs scratching their heads. But we all learned a great deal thanks to
Trevor’s gusto and carefully researched tasting notes.
In a new development for 2017, The
Friends of All Saints were delighted
to be sponsored by “Jack & Alice” of
Packhorse Road, whose specially
selected red and white wines came
from around the world and were
greatly enjoyed by all. Assisted as
usual at the scoreboard by wife Anne,
Trevor treated everyone to a candlelit
evening filled with laughter while we
competed in teams for bottles of
In a highly successful raffle
organised by Anthony Howlett-Bolton,
the top prize donated by Jack & Alice
was an exclusive tour of the Milton
Sandford wine cellars at Knowl Hill
in Berkshire. Few will know that the
cellars – formerly a chalk mine –
provided a secret refuge for regional
government during the Cold War. To
complement the delicious wines,
Jack & Alice chef, Fred, enticed everyone’s palates with the wine bar’s
signature cheese, paté and charcuterie. Said Jack & Alice Chief Operating
Officer, Jake Attridge: “It was our pleasure to help out at this annual tasting
and to provide the prizes. Trevor chose from our wide range of world-class
wines and led a highly professional and enjoyable tasting. We were really
very happy to be associated with a local fund-raiser aiming to preserve this
beautiful church”.
The raffle, our sponsor’s generosity and the Hattons’ commitment to this,
The Friends’ perennially successful event, raised well over four hundred
pounds. Thank you everybody! The happy occasion also provided the Friends
with the opportunity to wish an early farewell to Ben and Lenny and to thank
them for their constant encouragement.

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