Wine Auction in Detroit

Would you like to get acquainted with the production of the most famous wine-growers? Visit a wine auction and you will find yourself in a museum. Even if you can’t afford the superb 12-year Heitz Trailside cabernet or a six-liter bottle of 1987 Mondavi Napa Reserve it is always a great fun to watch the others.

Barbara Pitcher recently shared details of this year’s “A Night For Sight” auction, held in the middle of April at the Detroit Athletic Club. “It was a runaway success,” she says. “We raised over $400,000 to help combat blindness in children; specifically, to restore, improve and preserve vision in young people.”

During the auction the rare wine bar offered such gems like Haut Brion 1983, Penfold’s Grange 1997 and Ducru-Beaucallou 1990. Then there was sensational four-course meal.

Hundreds of lots were dispatched. Besides the treasure trove of vintage Bordeaux, vineyard-designated California darlings and window-dressing Italians, also available were several wine-oriented getaways, including jaunts to Loire, Le Mans, New York and Napa.

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