Live Auction

Our Live Auction features two wine experiences that promise to thrill the palette and the nose. 
All monies raised in the Live Auction go directly to the support of BDSRA and Batten families.
 

"heaven in a glass": 1975 chateau d'yquem

The first item up for bidding is a rare bottle of 1975 Chateau d’Yquem. Wine Advocate gives the 1975 d’Yquem 98 points.  Wine Cellar Insider describes this Particular vintage as “Heaven in a glass” and “flawless”.  This wine carries deep personal significance for the Friedman family, who concur entirely with these sublime descriptions.  We’re thrilled to feature the 1975 Chateau d’Yquem as a prominent part of our Batten fundraising efforts.

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private wine tasting event

The second item up for bidding is a wine tasting education experience organized and hosted by Vin de Vin tasting and collecting consultant, Vicente Pina.  Most of Vin de Vin’s wine tastings take place in the homes of enthusiasts who want to bring friends together for a memorable night of experiential learning, or for businesses in appreciation of their employees or clients.  Vicente’s affable manner, wealth of knowledge and extensive international travel background are sure to afford the auction winner an unforgettable wine-drinking experience.

Vicente Pina of Vin de Vin is among the busiest and most dedicated wine professionals in the industry today. Vin de Vin clients include major corporations, prestigious universities, employee resource groups, non-profit organizations, as well as families, couples and individuals who wish to have a fun and memorable experience around the subject of wine.

Vicente Pina of Vin de Vin is among the busiest and most dedicated wine professionals in the industry today. Vin de Vin clients include major corporations, prestigious universities, employee resource groups, non-profit organizations, as well as families, couples and individuals who wish to have a fun and memorable experience around the subject of wine.