I was drinking a glass of wine when I first saw the devastating images of the Haiti earthquake. It was a shocking and, even with the photographs, still beyond my imagination with an estimated 200,000 dead and countless injured. To help put that in perspective, the population of Tacoma is 197,000. One can feel uncomfortable or even feel guilty, sitting on a comfy couch and sipping wine while others are sleeping on rubble and begging for water. Although we can’t all hop on a plane bringing water, food and medical supplies, we can help support those that can.
In the past, I have talked about the power of wine in fundraising. Consumers, wine makers and other in the wine industry have stepped forward to create a myriad of opportunities in which you can indulge in your love for wine and support the relief effort in Haiti. If you know of other Wine for Haiti events in Washington please let me know!
Saturday, January 30
Make a $25 suggested donation, then plan on trying some exciting wines. We will be opening many fun bottles to try at the event and will also have some tasty snacks to nosh on – all while raising funds for three fantastic organizations focused on Haiti.
• The first 50 people through the door will take home a bottle of wine from Charyn Pfeuffer’s cellar with a value of at least $20. That is right, you will be taking a bottle of wine home with you. It’s a great deal.
• If you get that feeling – that extra credit generous feeling – bid on one of more than 20 silent auction items
Davenport Cellars: Tasting room open 1-5pm
10% of all sales in January donated to the Haiti Relief effort. Last day to buy wines for the relief fund
Monday, February 1
Wine dinner and silent auction for Doctors Without Borders
Dockside Bistro & Wine Bar will be hosting a 5-course benefit wine dinner and silent auction for Doctors Without Borders. Wine for the dinner and reception has been graciously donated by Olympia area vintners Walter Dacon, McCrea Cellars and Donedei. The price for this fundraiser is $150, make your reservation by calling the restaurant 360.956.1928
Palate Press online wine magazine has collected over $60,000 of wine and wine related donations from generous wine consumers and wine makers. Let the bidding commence on their online auction for Haiti relief efforts! Here are some of the wines donated so far:
- 1976 Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Beerenauslese
- Etched 6.0 liter bottle of 2003 Cornerstone Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
- Twisted Oak full vertical of every vintage produced of our Calaveras County “The Spaniard” (blend of Tempranillo, Graciano and Garnacha): 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 (no 2003 was made) – plus a rubber chicken to round out the six pack
- 1.5 Ltr Radio-Coteau Savoy Anderson Valley Pinot Noir The 2004 Savoy was the first ever magnum bottling of a Radio-Coteau wine, and this is 1 of just 18 2004 Savoy Pinot mags produced
- A sealed case of 6 bottles of Clos L’Eglise 2006, Pomerol AOC
Washington wines are conspicuously missing from the list!