Online wine auction to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

Buy some wine for a good cause.
Buy some wine for a good cause.

For many of us Hurricane Sandy is a thing of the past. We lost power for a few days and couldn’t ride the subway to work for a while, but that was about it. Others, though, are still grappling with the aftermath of the storm.

Members of the wine industry are banding together for an online wine auction that is raising money for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Organized by Union Square Hospitality Group and John Ragan, USGH Wine Director and Master Sommelier, the online wine auction, titled Devine Intervention, will benefit The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.

Participants can bid on 250 wines and experiential packages including a cross-country trip for wine lovers including Napa and Washington.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the hammer price of each lot sold will be donated to The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York, which is helping with the Sandy relief efforts by providing hot meals, relief supplies, loans and grants to those devastated by the storm.

Bidders can visit www.de-vineintervention.com through April 7.

Follow Mary Ann Georgantopoulos on Twitter @marygeorgant

 



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