Wine for Haiti at PalatePress: great lots for a great cause

This gorgeous, 6-liter bottle of Cornerstone cab is one of the many great lots on auction for Haiti relief. Proceeds go to the American Red Cross.

I’m just catching up on this after a crazy week, but it’s still time for you to combine your love for wine and your humanitarian spirit, thanks to the Wine for Haiti initiative launched a week ago by PalatePress. PalatePress publisher David Honig set the initiative up right after the earthquake, pledging all proceeds to the American Red Cross, and asked the online wine community for contributions.

The call was answered by a number of wineries and wine lovers, with a bunch of great, great lots, including some old german trockenbeerenauslese, a 6-liter bottle of Cornerstone Napa cabernet sauvignon, a vertical of Twisted Oak’s Spaniard, memberships to Jancis Robinson’s Purple pages, a 3-liter bottle on Quintessa cabernet, two weekend packages for the Hospices du Rhône celebration in Paso Robles, California, wine books from UC Press, a magnum of Radio-Coteau, and many others.

You can see the full auction catalogue here, and bid where you like. It will be simpler if you are in the United States, for most lots (because of the shipping costs and customs, and all), but you can easily bid on other items, like the memberships to Jancis Robinson’s Purple Pages, wherever you are on the planet.

Of course, it’s kind of a drop in the magnum, but every bit of help counts, in such dire moments. So get yourself bidding, and make everyone happy, including yourself.

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