Berry Bros & Rudd wine helps fund children’s literacy charity

Reading and writing skills boosted by bordeaux sales

If yours was a dry January, toast the start of February with Widely Read, a bordeaux from British wine and spirit merchant Berry Bros & Rudd that supports children’s literacy through global non-profit Room to Read.

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The claret, blended in 2013 in Pauillac with wine from 15 châteaux, is 58 per cent St Emilion Merlot with notes of a spicy Cabernet Franc and a blackcurrant-rich Cabernet Sauvignon. Every case sold supports five children for a year in Room to Read’s literacy programme, which produces books for primary schoolers across Asia and Africa, works with education departments on curriculums and teacher training, and builds or repairs safe learning spaces. Over 250m children worldwide don’t have basic literacy skills – the charity aims to reach 15m of them by 2020.

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