an Australian Wildfires fundraising initiative
A Three Test Match Series
South Africa vs Australia
Taste-off Challenge
The wildfire crisis in Australia has instigated various fund-raising efforts within the UK wine trade.  One such initiative is a series of three ‘Test Match’ challenges involving two Masters of Wine:
Miles Corish MW of Milestone Wines is a native of Australia
Richard Kelley MW  of Dreyfus Ashby UK is most closely associated with the wines of South Africa
Richard Kelley MW
Richard Kelley MW
Miles Corish MW
Miles Corish MW
Richard Kelley MW comments: ‘The environmental impact of the wildfires has troubled me greatly. Talk of the extinction of certain species is beyond comprehension. Whilst I have no commercial interests in Australia, I wanted to see what I could do to help with some fundraising. Challenging my old friend (and ex-professional cricketer) Miles, to a ‘taste-off’ of the best wines of our respective countries, seemed a logical way to raise some funds to help with the relief efforts’.
Laura Jewell MW, Regional General Manager for Wine Australia said ‘We have all been concerned by the devastation caused by the bush fires to Australian businesses and livelihoods and, while understanding the extent of the damage may take some time, our immediate desire is to support those affected, through fundraising.  There are many initiatives taking place and the idea of a test match between South Africa and Australia in wine combines fun and a serious purpose. Thank you, Richard and Miles, for organising these events.’
All proceeds from the events will be donated equally between environmental and social appeals.

General enquiries should be addressed to Richard Kelley MW.
1ST TEST - Cheshire
Wednesday 4th March
Define Food & Wine Ltd, 
Chester Road, Sandiway, 
Cheshire CW8 2NH
Facilitated by Jon Campbell
7 flights – 14 wines, covering different categories.
 All wines will be commercially available in the UK market.
Timing: 19h00 for 19h30
contact: Jon Campbell, DeFine Food and Wine 
2ND TEST Tickets £50
7 flights – 14 wines, covering different categories.
 All wines will be commercially available in the UK market.
Timing: 19h00 for 19h30
contact Andy Langshaw, Harrogate Wines 
2ND TEST - Yorkshire
Thursday 5th March
Harrogate Wines, 3 Montpellier Street, Montpellier Quarter, Harrogate,
N Yorks HG1 2TQ
Facilitated by Andy Langshaw
3RD TEST - London
Wednesday 11th March 
The Institute of Masters of Wine
6 Riverlight Quay, Kirtling Street
London SW11 8EA
moderated by Jancis Robinson OBE MW
9 flights – 18 wines, drawn from personal reserves and not necessarily commercially available.
Timing: 17h00 prompt 
contact: Richard Kelley MW, Dreyfus Ashby UK