Saturday, January 16, 2010

Wine for Haiti

It's very upsetting to see the devastation on Haiti.  My heart goes out to all those people.  They don't have much to begin with.  I've be to Haiti in the past via a few cruises on Royal Caribbean Line.  They have a section of beach they own called Labadee in Haiti.  Although that part of the island was protected, it is evident how poor the residents of the island are.

The past few days I've been thinking, how can I donate, and do I know my funds are going to the people in Haiti.  I join Palate Press in promoting Wine for Haiti. This is an online wine auction and all the funds will go to the American Red Cross to help with the relief efforts in Haiti.

You can help in two ways.  If you have a bottle of wine you would like to donate from your cellar you can send the bottle or bottles to:
Wine for Haiti
Palate Press: The online wine magazine
9425 Meridian #201
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Or if you are interested in any of the items, please make a bid.  They will be creating individual lots and they will be posted online.  Just place your bid in the comments section. They will not close any of the bids for a while, but once they do, the auction ends when we go 24 hours without a bid. If there is a bidding war between two or three people at the end they won’t make everybody wait a day, they will schedule a bid at a set time the contestants (and anybody else lurking and waiting, but interested) agree to.
Please direct all inquires to WineForHaiti@palatepress.com.

I am going to reach out to the Hudson Valley Wine Community and see if I can collect a case to contribute to the cause.  Along with that, I am going to go look in my cellar and see what I have to donate, and I might just make a few bids as well.
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