Fairtrade wine tasting hailed as a agreat success

PUBLISHED: 15:02 03 November 2008 | UPDATED: 09:57 10 June 2010

WINE connoisseurs turned out in force last week to take part in Exmouth s first-ever Fairtrade Wine tasting.

WINE connoisseurs turned out in force last week to take part in Exmouth's first-ever Fairtrade Wine tasting.

The wine tasting, at the Holy Trinity Church Hall in Rolle Street on Friday saw the tasters sample six wines, three white, two red and a rose - for which they gave marks out of 10.

The event was the first event organised by the group campaigning for 'Fairtrade Town' status for Exmouth.

"It was very popular despite the counter-attractions of Halloween," said Peter Brain of Exmouth Fairtrade.

"The six wines with the Fairtrade Mark will guarantee a good price for the producers from Argentina, Chile and South Africa.

"They were assessed and 'marked' out of ten. They were very good quality and very reasonably priced."

There was also a short talk from Jessica Goddard, a volunteer, who reported on the achievement of Devon in being awarded 'Fairtrade County' status.

Also, to demonstrate that Fairtrade covers much more than food and drink, two local stores, Mystique and Little Evers, displayed a range of Fairtrade clothes and toys.

The group will be taking their message to the public at the November Farmers' Market in The Strand.

For more information go to www.exmouthfairtrade.org.uk

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