Baffled by Bollinger? Muddle over Merlot?

Helen Lederer, best known as Catriona in Absolutely Fabulous, will set you straight with her wine-tasting evening with a comedy twist.

The Show Off’s Guide to Wine cuts to the chase with a speedy show off approach to impress your friends (and that snotty wine waiter) and will see Helen pair up with her actress daughter, Hannah Lederer.

Although best know for acting, with roles in The Vagina Monologues and Calendar Girls in the West End, Helen is more than qualified to host the evening as she was once the wine columnist for the Sunday Express Magazine, has passed the Wine and Spirits Academy Exam and taken Michael Schuster’s wine course and was also a judge for the prestigious Roderer Wine Writing Awards.

Th evening will be in aid of the Lauderdale Transformed building and outreach project and Helen, who lived in Crouch End as a student, then later in Finsbury Park, and discovered Lauderdale House 25 years ago says: "It is a magical place, far reaching into unsung but important areas of the arts industry."

Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill, Waterlow Park, N6 5HG, Tuesday, June 3, 7.30-9pm. Details: 020 8348 8716,