In a bid to deliver some sparkle and lift spirits as the country navigates through the unprecedented and challenging Covid-19 outbreak, Mayfield-based boutique wine producer Fox & Fox has launched a trio of sparkling wines to help raise funds for two charities supporting those affected by the crisis.
From each sale of Foxy Rescue Remedy, the three-bottle tasting pack, £10 will be divided equally and donated to the Sussex Community Foundation, who is providing vital support for local food banks as well as caring for vulnerable people; and The Drinks Trust, who has launched a new campaign to support sommeliers and bar, restaurant and club staff who are currently unable to work.
“In these difficult times a little of what you fancy does you good and with a charitable donation being made from the sale of every Foxy Rescue Remedy pack, our customers can take comfort in the knowledge that they will also be doing some good and supporting others at the same time,” said Fox & Fox co-founder Jonica Fox. “We have always strived to make delicious wines which people want to drink. Whether you are buying Fox & Fox for yourself, or as a wonderful gift for someone who may be feeling lonely, worried or isolated at the present time, we hope you will find our East Sussex sparkling wines deliciously distinctive, refreshing and enjoyable.”
The Foxy Rescue Remedy tasting pack contains three of Fox & Fox’s highly-acclaimed traditional method English sparkling wines. Only available to purchase in this tasting case, the 97-point Decanter Platinum award-winner Tradition, 2014, is an English take on the classic Blanc de Noirs style. Made with minimal intervention in the winery, to let all the fruit speak for itself, Tradition has a satisfying depth, with high notes of ripe apple and a nuance of peach.
Known as the East Sussex-based producer’s ‘cult wine’, Essence Pure Chardonnay Brut, 2014, is a pure un-oaked Chardonnay with glorious burst of citrus and ripe apple flavours. Finally, Inspiration is a unique blend produced predominantly from delicious Pinot gris, with a dash of ripe Chardonnay, to make a beautifully balanced fizz, full of small bubbles and enticing zesty fruit flavours.
Kevin Richmond, CEO at Sussex Community Foundation comments: “Sussex Community Foundation is working flat-out to help the small grass-roots charities, including food banks and those that care for vulnerable people, to continue to provide vital help for those in real need in Sussex. There are a lot of people relying on and urgently needing support. We really appreciate every donation to our Sussex Crisis Fund.”
Ross Carter, CEO at The Drinks Trust, who has launched a campaign to support the individuals of the UK drinks industry through difficult the weeks ahead, said: “We are now fundraising to help deliver that support and I would like to thank everyone who is supporting us at this difficult time and Fox & Fox for this fantastic initiative. We will be adding more practical advice and ultimately financial help to those who have lost their jobs. For regular updates, please visit www.drinkstrust.org.uk/together.”
The Foxy Rescue Remedy tasting pack is available to purchase direct from Fox & Fox’s online shop online: www.foxandfox.wine/shop/foxy-rescue-remedy/. Working closely with its courier, Fox & Fox has also implemented a safe delivery protocol to ensure that home delivery is both simple and risk free. All Fox & Fox’s wines are suitable for vegans and vegetarians.