Those who enjoy both good wine and wonderful music will be raising a glass to toast a new fund-raising partnership between Palmers Wine Store in Bridport and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
At a time when all arts funding is under pressure, Palmers has chosen to support its outstanding local orchestra in a very practical way. Five per cent of all Palmers-BSO Wine Club sales will be donated to the BSO, to be used as the orchestra thinks fit.
Mark Banham, manager of Palmers Wine Store, said: ‘The wine club has been developed to supply those with a keen interest in the music of the BSO with wine of high quality, character and value. Palmers are delighted to offer a number of hand-selected set dozens available to order online delivered direct to your door.’
Simon Taylor, Chief Executive of the BSO said: ‘This is an excellent new relationship, and a prime example of how business and the arts can work together to mutual advantage. We look forward to a long and valuable partnership with Palmers Wine Store.’
The first two cases to be offered come delivered to the door with tasting notes. They are the Quarternote Dozen at £79.99; and the Conductors’ Dozen at £112.99. For full details and orders visit www.palmerswinestore.com
Both Palmers Wine Store and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra have a long and distinguished history in Dorset. The BSO, established in 1893 by Sir Dan Godfrey, has worked with some of the world’s finest composers, conductors and musicians; including Elgar, Sibelius, Holst, Stravinsky and Vaughan Williams. The orchestra serves the South and South West of England from a base in Poole, and gives up to 130 concerts annually across the region.
As well as orchestral concerts, the BSO is strongly committed to its award-winning community and education programme, which includes national curriculum workshops in schools, tea dances for the elderly and free concerts for schoolchildren.
Palmers Wine Store is owned by Palmers Brewery of Bridport, brewers of traditional ales since 1794 and one of the UK’s finest independent family breweries. The Wine Store in West Bay Road sells more than 800 character wines from around the world.