London wine bar raising funds for Ukraine ambulance

Forza Wine has been raising funds for an ambulance to provide medical support in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Forza Wine (@forzawine)


The raffle winner, who will be given an all-expenses paid evening at the venue for them and seven of their friends, is due to be announced today (Friday 6 May). The prize included two full menus of food, three litres of natural wine and 32 cocktails – that’s four each – at the rooftop venue in Peckham.

The fundraiser which the raffle is in support of has, at the time of writing, raised just over a third of its GBP£10,000 target. But, there are still two weeks left to donate on the Crowdfunder page. The hope is that the ambulance will be purchased in Poland and driven across the border and across Ukraine to Dnipro in the east. Much of the infrastructure in Dnipro has been destroyed by Russian missile strikes, and many civilian casualties have been inflicted.

The bar, which commands views over the city, boasts an extensive natural wine list with several vintages being sold by the litre. It has taken up the Ukrainian cause in recent months, with an Instagram post from a week after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine stating that “we can’t change the ways of a psychotic dictator, but we can hopefully use our restaurant to raise money to help the situation.”

In March of this year, Forza Wine announced on Instagram that a similar raffle, with the prize being a meal for four with a litre of wine, had sold 1,582 tickets and raised GBP£7,910 for UNICEF-provided humanitarian aid in Ukraine.

The wine world has rallied around Ukraine. iDealwine’s charity auction for Ukraine Amitié took place last month, while Wine Unites for Ukraine called for donations of bottles to raise funds for humanitarian causes.

Last minute raffle tickets can still be purchased from Forza Wine here for £5.

Leave your reply

Most Recent Stories

You can now bathe in cocktails at this spa experience

We've all had that fantasy where we're sloshing about in a bathtub full of Strawberry Woo Woo right? No?

Unfiltered: Hannah Crosbie

Billed by the newly formed PR agency, ‘Hot Sauce Presents’ as ‘the sexiest voice in wine’, Hannah Crosbie is the founder of Dalston Wine Club, and is currently assuming a residency selling wines at East London’s ‘Lady Garden’…

Meet the rising stars of hospitality who won big in GB this week

Three rising stars of the hospitality world were rewarded this week at the Chaine des Rotisseurs GB Young Professional Awards at the new Harrods Social by Jason Atherton.

Diageo opens 0.0% lounge at Heathrow T5

Diageo Global Travel has opened an immersive alcohol-free experiential space, called Lounge 0.0%, in Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5.

Unfiltered: Eduardo Brea Luengo

The Spanish head sommelier at Cotswold’s gourmet bolthole, The Feathered Nest counts Restaurant Pablo and Casa Marcelo in his homeland on his CV, as well as Sketch in London, The Swan, Ascott-under-Wychwood, and Soho Farmhouse, Chipping Norton. He is particularly interested in wines from Bierzo, Montsant, Dao, Rousillon and sherry and Port as well as what he calls “the fresh New World”…

Most Recent Stories

You can now bathe in cocktails at this spa experience

We've all had that fantasy where we're sloshing about in a bathtub full of Strawberry Woo Woo right? No?

Unfiltered: Hannah Crosbie

Billed by the newly formed PR agency, ‘Hot Sauce Presents’ as ‘the sexiest voice in wine’, Hannah Crosbie is the founder of Dalston Wine Club, and is currently assuming a residency selling wines at East London’s ‘Lady Garden’…

Meet the rising stars of hospitality who won big in GB this week

Three rising stars of the hospitality world were rewarded this week at the Chaine des Rotisseurs GB Young Professional Awards at the new Harrods Social by Jason Atherton.

Diageo opens 0.0% lounge at Heathrow T5

Diageo Global Travel has opened an immersive alcohol-free experiential space, called Lounge 0.0%, in Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5.

Unfiltered: Eduardo Brea Luengo

The Spanish head sommelier at Cotswold’s gourmet bolthole, The Feathered Nest counts Restaurant Pablo and Casa Marcelo in his homeland on his CV, as well as Sketch in London, The Swan, Ascott-under-Wychwood, and Soho Farmhouse, Chipping Norton. He is particularly interested in wines from Bierzo, Montsant, Dao, Rousillon and sherry and Port as well as what he calls “the fresh New World”…