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Supporting those who serve us

Wine Aid allows you to support hospitality workers by ordering unique wine packs delivered to your door.

In a win-win scenario for Australians wondering how they can assist hospitality workers during a time of crisis, Wine Aid has developed an initiative which aims to deliver curated Australian wines to your door, while simultaneously raising profits to help support hospitality workers.

Co-founded by three mates working within the wine industry, Connor Sainsbury-Canham, Dan Simmons and Andrew Jamieson, their aim is to foster a further sense of community and offer support to those in need amidst these uncertain times.

"The hospitality industry has been very kind to us throughout our careers, from working in restaurants, to now giving us the opportunity to share our passion in wine. Our shared goal is 'to support those that serve us' in a time of crisis," says Simmons.

Wine Aid will be distributing mystery packs of six or twelve wines, with $10 from each six pack and $20 from each twelve pack being donated to help pay it forward and support an industry that is always first to support others in a time of need. These wine packs will also champion small Australian producers of wine.

Currently, the list of venues on board include Annata in Crows Nest, Arthur in Surry Hills, Native Drop in Bondi, Prince of York and Oak Barrel in Sydney's CBD and Winona Wine in Manly. Customers can order their wine packs directly through partnering restaurants/retailers via call or email. The Wine Aid team hope this initiative will encourage more local businesses and restaurants to come on board and support the hospitality industry.

A six pack of wine is retailing for $150 and a twelve pack of wine is retailing for $295. "Hospitality is in a time of need, so anything people can do to help they should be. Whenever there is a crisis in Australia, the hospitality industry is the first to jump in and lend a helping hand, so now it's our turn to return the favour," says Sainsbury-Canham

To receive a meal, hospitality staff need to follow Wine Aid on Instagram. Wine Aid will make a weekly announcement on Instagram to let staff know which restaurants will be providing meals each week, and then meals can be booked directly through the restaurant's Instagram page!

"While we have created Wine Aid to support the struggling hospitality industry, we hope that in the future Wine Aid can be used as a charitable foundation to support any unfolding future crises," says Sainsbury-Canham.

Rest assured, the wines on the list are impressive, boasting killer drops such as the 2019 MacForbes Chardonnay, the 2019 Jilly Wine Co. White Wolf of Cumbria Rose or the 2019 Balmy Nights Sangiovese.

These carefully curated packs offer customers something new, exciting and unique - while supporting a worthy cause. Orders can be made directly through partnering restaurants or retailers.

Please note, wine list will change monthly.

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