Join the sustainability team for an evening of Fairtrade wine tasting with our expert sommelier Leonie! We’ll be sampling four wines from South Africa and South America. Learn to identify the main characteristics of different styles of wine and test your new knowledge in a blind-tasting competition!

Open to all University of Westminster staff and students. Registered attendees will be informed of the room closer to the date. Please let us know if you have registered and can’t attend so someone else can take your place as spaces are limited!

Register on Eventbrite using this link!

About Fairtraide Wine

Wine grape farming and wine-making are time-consuming, strenuous and labour-intensive industries. The demanding processes involved often lead to poor labour standards and living conditions for both small wine grape farmers and hired labourers on large plantations, making the industry both socially and often environmentally unsustainable.

Fairtrade Standards are designed to improve employment conditions and protect the rights of workers on wine grape plantations and to support small wine grape farmers’ organisations in gaining more control within supply chains and increasing their incomes. There are now 42 Fairtrade wine producer organisations worldwide, across South Africa, Chile, Argentina and Lebanon, representing more than 5,000 farmers and workers.

Cormac Cleary

Cormac Cleary

Sustainable Food Assistant at University of Westminster and Aramark
Cormac Cleary


  • I belong to CROYDON FAIRTRADE NETWORK and we are planning a FT Wine Tasting in the Mayors Parlour this autumn to raise money for her charities.
    However our usual Sommelier is unable to come and we do not know any others
    Do you think your Sommelier Leonie would, in principle, be prepared to come ?
    The proposed dates are Thursday Nov 16 (preferred) or Dec 7 Thursday/Dec 8 Friday.
    Many thanks
    Rosa Shea
    0208 676 2840

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