Free Fairtrade tipples on offer in Keighley

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A range of tipples will be on offer at a wine-tasting evening in Keighley as part of Fairtrade Fortnight.
Award-winning Co-op Fairtrade wines from Argentina will be served on March 1  in Central Hall, Alice Street.
During the 7pm to 10.30pm extravaganza, hosted by a professional sommelier, visitors will also learn how to keep and serve wines to achieve the best taste.
And the evening – organised by the Co-operative and Keighley Fairtrade Steering Group – will also include nibbles, a presentation by a Fairtrade Foundation banana farmer, a film, stalls and music.
Linda Gomila, the Co-op’s membership officer for West Yorkshire, said: “This is a great opportunity for people to not only sample some great wines, but also learn about the fantastic work of Fairtrade, which enables people living in some of the world’s poorest countries to escape poverty and empower themselves and their families.”
The event comes after Keighley last year achieved Fairtrade town status.
Fairtrade Fortnight – which begins on February 24 – is an annual celebration of the movement.
Attendance at the Keighley event is free for Co-operative members but places are limited and booking is advisable. Visit co-operative.coop/fairtrade or call 0800 0884862 for further information.

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