Two online publications, PALATE PRESS: The Online Wine Magazine and Brother, Can You Spare a Bottle?, are teaming up to help people just like you turn their love of wine into money for Haitian earthquake relief, with Wine for Haiti.
The idea is simple: First, you, the wine lover, contribute a bottle from your cellar. Second, you, the wine lover, bid on one, two, or many of the mixed cases. Your generous contribution will be turned into money for disaster relief.
Of course, if you don't have a bottle to contribute—and not everyone has—then you are more than welcome to simply bid on the mixed cases.
Some tremendous bottles have already been offered, from a 1976 Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Beerenauslese to a Methuselah (6.0 litre bottle) of 2005 Rodney Strong Rockaway Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Rick and I are going to donate a 1.5 litre (Magnum) bottle of the 2006 Osoyoos Larose Grand Vin, a B.C. Bordeaux-style red wine valued at $85, if I can figure out how to get it to David Honig (publisher and organizer) legally and intact. If I am unable, then I will send David $85 for him to put into the pot that will go to help the people of Haiti.
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