D-DAY TALK: How Wine helped us to Win the War

WHAT'S the connection between wine and war?

WHAT'S the connection between wine and war?

First published in What's On

VETERANS of the Second World War are invited to an Ilminster talk, ‘How Wine Helped us to Win the War’, being given on D-Day, June 6.

Wine expert and Ilminster county councillor Linda Vijeh will give the talk at the Shrubbery Hotel.

She said: “Even Churchill himself was heard to say ‘we’re not fighting to save France, we’re fighting to save Champagne!’ ”

The hotel is charging £2 per person for food with the remaining money going to the Royal British Legion.

A wine raffle will feature some of the key winemakers who played a part in the outcome of the war.

Tickets for non-veterans cost £10, including Normandy Cider and ‘rations’.

Book by calling 01460-52108 or email info@shrubberyhotel.com

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