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  • Jancis Robinson
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  • Jancis Robinson
1 Mar 2013

Red Nose Day is just two weeks away. You have two weeks to buy the special Wine Relief wines from Laithwaite's, Majestic, Virgin Wines, M&S, Waitrose, Oddbins and Selfridges listed here, knowing that at least 10% of the price goes straight to changing people's lives for the better through the admirable organisation Comic Relief. You have until the end of March to buy the delicious Wine Relief wines on sale by the case as part of fine-wine traders Farr Vintners Wine Relief 2013 offer. Farr are donating a full £20 straight to Wine Relief on each case sold. Buy, buy, buy!

On Monday 4 March we'll be enjoying our special Wine Relief Dinner at The Quality Chop House, and the following Monday, on 11 March, another new, particularly wine-minded London restaurant MASH in Brewer Street, London W1, is hosting a special night celebrating wine and food as part of Red Nose Day's brand new Menu Relief.

To accompany a specially created three-course menu, you are invited to bring and swap your own favourite bottles of wine on the night for which no corkage fee will be charged - rather like our Paulée for Wine Relief at Clarke's in 2011. MASH say that their 'team of 10 expert sommeliers led by MASH's head sommelier Christian Thorsholt Jacobsen will be on hand to guide guests through the array of wines which will on offer to drink throughout the night'.


For £50 per person, guests will be offered a three-course menu with £20 going direct to Comic Relief. The normal price of this menu featuring dishes such as the restaurant's signature 250-gram Danish rib eye and Uruguayan New York strip steak is £55. MASH also prides itself on its wine list, which is particularly heavy on fine American wine. They will be showcasing their own wine including their bespoke 2011 'No Bull' Syrah blend over the course of the night. The wine will be available at £33 a bottle and £70 a magnum with donations of £10 and £20 respectively to Comic Relief. MASH will also be offering their two favourite wines by the glass.

To book a table for the Monday 11 March dinner contact MASH, 77 Brewer Street, London W1F 9ZN on 0207 734 2608 or quoting Menu Relief.

Menu Relief operates from now until the end of March. By dining out and donating to Comic Relief there's an opportunity to help people living unimaginably tough lives in both the UK and Africa. To find your nearest Menu Relief restaurant go to