3 Sep 2011

Help Japan by buying Burgundy

We can all remember the appalling natural catastrophy that struck Japan a few months ago. It filled the news columns for days and even weeks, compounded as it was by the nuclear disaster it caused. Maybe some of us did something to help, making a gesture or something. But the people affected by this tsunami and its consequences will be affected for a long time, and help from the rest of the workd is still needed.

You can help, and fill your cellar with some fine wines at the same time!

Japan happens to be a major market for the wines of Burgundy and this event caused many Burgundy wine producres to get together and offer wines, many of them of considerable value, and which are shortly to be sold in two charity auctions, to be held in Paris on Septeber 21st and 22nd.

Here are some details:

The first sale will be held on September 21st at 7pm, at the Hôtel Le Bristol, Paris (75008), under the patronage of the Japanese Embassy in Paris
The second sale will be held at Christie's, Paris, on September 22nd, at 6pm

You do not have to be in Paris to bid, as there are electronic and postal bidding systems available. All the details can be found here:

http://www.bourgogne-solidarite-japon.com/en/actualites/
There are some very fine wines available, so do not hesistate to send in bids. And remember that you will be helping people at the same time, as all the proceeds will go to the Japanese Red Cross. Wines, transport and the venue, as well as the auctioneer's fees, have all been donated