Proving there is still some sparkle amid the challenges of the Covid-19 outbreak, East Sussex-based boutique wine producer Fox & Fox has launched a trio of sparkling wines that will raise funds for two charities supporting those affected by the crisis.

From each sale of the three-bottle tasting pack called Foxy Rescue Remedy, £10 will be divided equally and donated to The Drinks Trust and the Sussex Community Foundation.

The Drinks Trust, formerly The Benevolent, has launched a new campaign to support sommeliers and bar, restaurant and club staff who are currently unable to work. Meanwhile, the Sussex Community Foundation is providing vital support for local food banks as well as caring for vulnerable people.

“In these difficult times a little of what you fancy does you good and with a charitable donation being made from the sale of every Foxy Rescue Remedy pack, our customers can take comfort in the knowledge that they will also be doing some good and supporting others at the same time,” said Fox & Fox co-founder Jonica Fox. “We have always strived to make delicious wines which people want to drink. Whether you are buying Fox & Fox for yourself, or as a wonderful gift for someone who may be feeling lonely, worried or isolated at the present time, we hope you will find our East Sussex sparkling wines deliciously distinctive, refreshing and enjoyable.”

Ross Carter, CEO at The Drinks Trust, who has launched a campaign to support the individuals of the UK drinks industry through difficult the weeks ahead, said: “We are now fundraising to help deliver that support and I would like to thank everyone who is supporting us at this difficult time and Fox & Fox for this fantastic initiative. We will be adding more practical advice and ultimately financial help to those who have lost their jobs.”

Kevin Richmond, CEO at Sussex Community Foundation added: “Sussex Community Foundation is working flat-out to help the small grass-roots charities, including food banks and those that care for vulnerable people, to continue to provide vital help for those in real need in Sussex. There are a lot of people relying on and urgently needing support.  We really appreciate every donation to our Sussex Crisis Fund.”