I am on one of the committees for Heart’s Delight in Washington, DC. In my opinion, it is one of the finest wine auction events in the country. I’d like to invite everyone to either (a) consider attending the event next week, or (b) peruse the auction catalog and consider placing an absentee bid on one of the items. There are some seriously crazy awesome auction lots available, such as dinner for 10 people with Robert Parker, trips to France, Spain, Australia, South America, Napa and more, large format bottles of First Growths, verticals and older wines, and lots of other good stuff. Here’s some more information from my post on Terroirist, and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Hope to see some of you next week!
The > 13th Annual Heart’s Delight Wine Tasting & Auction > is taking place May 2-5, 2012 in Washington, DC. There are two ways for a wine lover to get involved in this great event: (1) attend the festivities, and (2) bid on auction lots!
To attend one of the fantastic Heart’s Delight experiences, just pick which day you wish to attend and purchase a ticket:
Wednesday > is the United States of Wine celebration, with a wine tasting with owners and winemakers and a live auction featuring large format bottles direct from the winery. The reception will be followed by a BYO-style Collectors Dinner in the company of the participating winemakers.
Thursday > is a series of intimate wine dinners with an international flair in homes, restaurants and Embassies with a host, chef and winemaker at each.
Friday > is a black tie Vintner’s Dinner featuring the wines of > Château Mouton Rothschild > presented by Philippe Dhalluin. The evening will also include a live auction, and the whole evening will be presided over by > Jamie Ritchie > of Sotheby’s.
Saturday > is the big one. It includes a formal seated tasting of Bordeaux wines from the famed 2009 vintage – including several > 100-point wines > – as well as older vintages, presented by representatives of the chateaux in attendance. There also will be cooking classes and seminars. The evening continues with the showcase tasting reception with a silent and live auction, celebrity chef stations, wine tasting stations, and Vegas-style entertainment and games. It all concludes with a VIP after party!
Don’t live in, or can’t get to, Washington, DC? That’s okay! You can still bid on any of the great auction lots by completing an > absentee bidder registration form> . Check out all of the amazing items up for bidding at the links below, and if you see one (or more!) that you must have, get your form in to Heart’s Delight!
Wednesday Silent Auction
Wednesday Live Auction
Friday Silent Auction
Friday Live Auction
Saturday Silent Auction
Saturday Live Auction