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DON SCHLIFF’S RARE VINTAGE PORT TASTING: 1935 AND 1945

  Event organizer Don Schliff heating Port tongs before applying to neck of bottles Don Schliff, renowned collector of Vintage Ports and one of the founders of Wine Warehouse in Los Angeles, organized another historic Port tasting in February this year, featuring twelve Ports from the great 1945 vintage, accompanied by four top Ports from […]

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CHARITY WINE AUCTIONS WERE VERY SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISERS IN 2017, AND 2018 LOOKS TO BE ANOTHER GREAT YEAR

Enjoy Spectacular Wine And Food At Great Parties While Doing Good  Wine and philanthropy go hand in hand.  Charity wine auctions achieved remarkable success in 2017 and projections look great for 2018.  Several of these auctions are single-day events, while others are the centerpiece of a several day festival and some include hosting of special […]

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CHARITY WINE AUCTIONS WERE VERY SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISERS IN 2016, AND 2017 LOOKS TO BE ANOTHER GREAT YEAR

Enjoy Spectacular Wine And Food At Great Parties While Doing Good Wine and philanthropy go hand in hand.  Charity wine auctions achieved remarkable success in 2016 and projections look great for 2017.  The first auction listed below took place in Naples, Florida, last month and its $15 Million in proceeds bested the 2016 figure by […]

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CHARITY WINE AUCTIONS HAVE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISERS SO FAR IN 2016, AUGURING WELL FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR

Charity wine auctions taking place the first half of 2016 have achieved remarkable success and projections look great for the remainder of the year. Several of these auctions are single-day events, while others are the centerpiece of a several day festival and some include hosting of special events throughout the year.  Multiple revenue streams are […]

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CHARITY WINE AUCTIONS HAVE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISERS IN 2015 AND ANNOUNCE EXCITING EVENTS FOR 2016

Charity wine auctions achieved remarkable success in 2015 and, once again, promise exhilarating, high energy events for 2016.  Revenues have been strong for the last three years, with some auctions experiencing record-setting highs and this year is anticipated to be even stronger.  Firstly, please see detailed descriptions of our favorite charity wine auctions, followed by […]

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CHARITY WINE AUCTIONS ANNOUNCE EXCITING EVENTS FOR 2015

A Culinary Evening With The California Winemasters, 26th Annual — Saturday, May 16, Burbank, California Vintage Affaire, 33rd Annual — Saturday, June 13, Woodside, California Central Coast Wine Classic, 31st Annual — July 13 – 16, 2016, Avila Beach, California Two of our favorite charity wine auctions in California promise exhilarating, high energy events this […]

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CHARITY WINE AUCTIONS OF 2014 HAVE ACHIEVED REMARKABLE SUCCESS

Naples Winter Wine Festival, 14th Annual — January 24 – 26, Naples, Florida A Culinary Evening With The California Winemasters, 25th Annual — May 17, Burbank, California Auction Napa Valley, 34th Annual — June 5 – 9, Napa Valley, Caifornia Vintage Affaire, 32nd Annual — June 21, Woodside, California St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church Cellar Classic, […]

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CHARITY WINE AUCTIONS ANNOUNCE EXCITING EVENTS FOR 2014

A Culinary Evening With The California Winemasters, 25th Annual — Saturday, May 17, Burbank, California Vintage Affaire, 32nd Annual — Saturday, June 21, Woodside, California St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church Cellar Classic, 5th Annual — Saturday, June 28, Los Olivos, California Central Coast Wine Classic, 30th Annual — Thursday, July 10 through Sunday, July 13, Avila […]

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OUR FAVORITE CHARITY WINE AUCTIONS HAVE ACHIEVED REMARKABLE SUCCESS IN 2013

The 24th Annual Culinary Evening With The California Winemasters Brings Total Dollars Raised For The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation To $26 Million The “Midwest Street” backlot at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank set the stage for “A Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters” on May 18, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s vital research and care centers.  […]

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RAISE A GLASS TO THE 18TH ANNUAL GRAPE TO GLASS: BACK TO OUR ROOTS PRE-HARVEST PARTY

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Russian River Valley Appellation and honor the founding members of the Russian River Valley Winegrowers   The annual summertime soiree showcasing regional wines and chefs in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County will take place on Saturday, August 17 on the grounds of Richard’s Grove & Saralee’s Vineyard […]

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