Jacobini Wine Gallery is teaming up with Henley Rotary Club to ensure that the audience at the Club’s “Blues Night” next month has plenty to drink with the music.
“Call it a case of reds, whites and blues,” said Jeremy Gaunt, the Rotarian who is helping to organise the musical event in aid of food bank NOMAD and Helen & Douglas House, the hospice for terminally-ill children. “We are delighted that Jacobini is participating.”
The Rotary “Blues Night” — to be held on 22 April at Christ Church Centre will feature blues hall-of-famer and guitar virtuoso Papa George and ex-Yardbirds harmonica player Alan Glen.
The wine bar and vintner will provide top-notch wine, beer and soft drinks at the event, with a portion of the sales going to Rotary and its causes. Jacobini opened about six months ago on Hart Street selling premium wines and tapas as well as hosting art exhibitions and events.
“We love wine and food, and the music connects really well,” said Kirsten Jones, a co-owner of the wine bar and its artist-in-residence. “There’s going to be a lovely selection of wines, an eclectic mix.”
Kirsten has also donated one of her art works to the Rotary Club for the raffle that it will hold on the night.
Jacobini has also joined a growing list of Henley small businesses that are supporting the “Blues Night” as co-sponsors. They include Gabriel Machin butchers, Laurence Menswear, Dolly Pots pottery, SafePlanet, and Framed by Mark. The Henley Branch of Jewson is also a major sponsor.
Tickets for “Blues Night” cost £15 (or £9 for under-18s). They are available at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/blues-night-with-rotary-tickets-519090663147