An auction is happening this week for a wonderful cause and something very close to our hearts that we wanted to give our followers the chance to be involved with, link in bio.
The auction is open for bidding and will close at 23:59 on Thursday 7th October. There are 73 auction lots from many of the world's best fine wine estates & spirit distilleries. The charity auction is available for bidding through an eCatalogue using WPA technology that can be accessed here:
https://catalogue.liquidicons.com - link in bio
The auction is unique in that every lot contains either large formats or rarities from top wine estates or distilleries globally, PLUS a 'money can't buy' experience such as VIP tour, tasting, lunch or dinner with the owners and stay at the winery or distillery. Additionally, every winner will be able to take advantage of promotional rates if they wish to fly by private jet through the Golden Vines Official Private Jet Sponsor, VistaJet, or commercial, through the Golden Vines Official Airline Sponsor, Virgin Atlantic.
The estimate on the lots range from only a few thousand pounds up to £150,000+. The 'experience element' of each lot can be shared among a group of friends, colleagues or clients, making these incredible experiences very affordable.
All proceeds will go to the Gerard Basset Foundation, a UK registered charity (charity number: 1193020), whose trustees are Nina Basset (Gerard Basset's widow), Romane Basset (Gerard's son), Lewis Chester DipWSET, Ian Harris MBE (CEO of WSET) and Jancis Robinson OBE MW.
The Foundation will utilise the proceeds to fund diversity & inclusion wine education programmes globally, including the headline Golden Vines Diversity Scholarships worth £55,000 each to a black or ethnic minority student wishing to undertake the Master of Wine or Master Sommelier programmes. We have received 23 applications for funding from institutional and community partners globally, including from USA, Canada, UK, France, Ghana, South Africa and Australia. Please see our website which provides more information on our charitable work for the wine industry: www.liquidicons.com ...