Friday, October 19, 2012

Mobile Meals Wine Gala 2012

Sam and I have just finished drafting the live auction program for the Mobile Meals annual Wine Gala fundraiser on November 3rd - and I think this is one of the best years yet!

Because this is the 25th annual event, there are some very special wines in the live auction of fine wines. Many of the bottles, which have been donated by wine collectors and aficionados in the area, include some wines and vintages that are no longer available on the open market.

Here is a sampling of what will be available for bidding:

Lot #5 - First Featured Lot valued at $1,200:

1990 Chateau Margaux

Lot #9 - Magnificent Mags of Cab valued at $700:

2007 Silver Oak
2007 Duckhorn Monitor Ledge
2008 Stag’s Leap Artemis
2010 Caymus

Lot #10 - Second Featured Lot with a starting bid of $1,000:

1993 Louis Jadot Le Chambertin Grand Cru
1995 Joseph Drouhin Gevrey-Chambertin
1996 Joseph Drouhin Gevrey-Chambertin
1999 Domaine Jacques Prieur Chambertin Clos de Beze
1999 Louis Jadot Corton Grand Cru
1999 Domaine Jacques Prieur Chambertin Grand Cru
1999 Louis Jadot Corton Greves Grand Cru
1999 Lucien Le Moine Volnay Les Caillerets 1er Cru
2002 Caves de la Colombe Vosne Romanee
2003 Domaine La Milliere Chateauneuf de Pape
2005 Ballot Millot Pommard Pezerolles 1er Cru
2005 Domaine Gourt de Mautens Rasteau

Lot #14 valued at $750:

2001 Chateau Mouton Rothschilde

Lot #15 - Third Featured Lot valued at $1,900:

1982 Chateau d’Angludet Margeaux
1985 Chateau Trotanoy Pomerol
1985 Chateau les Ormes de Pez Saint-Estephe
1986 Chateau Bel Air Haut-Medoc
1986 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac

Lot #22 valued at $500:

Four magnums of Chateau Montelena Chardonnay
2003, 2004, 2007, 2008

Lot #24 valued at $1,000:

1975 Chateau Caillou Sauternes
1981 Chateau Caillou Sauternes Private Cuvee
1977 Graham’s Vintage Port
1983 Warre’s Vintage Port
1985 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port
1994 Warre’s LVB Port

Lot #25 - Fifth Featured Lot valued at $2,000:

2001 Chateau Latour
2001 Chateau Lafite Rothschild

In addition to the live auction of fine wines, there will be more than a dozen wine distributors providing attendees with tastings of their wines; an extremely generous hors d'ouevres table to complement the tastings; a full gourmet meal with wine; desserts; a silent auction of all kinds of wondrous things (wines and wine-related included); music, dancing and general fun for all.

Tickets are $150, but when you consider all the wine you get with the evening, it's actually a bargain.

And since this is a fundraising event, all proceeds benefit Mobile Meals of Toledo, one of the best charitable organizations in the city.

They serve meals to more than 600 clients daily - all via volunteers who deliver the meals directly to the client, providing in-person contact with individuals who are elderly, ill, disabled, homebound, convalescing or who need assistance with diet and meal preparation in order to remain in their own homes and retain the dignity and independence they treasure.

We're so lucky to have an organization like Mobile Meals and I hope you'll consider attending this event, donating to them if you can't, or volunteering some time to help with their events, programs or meal delivery.

You won't be disappointed!

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