TO BID: Click on each link below and leave a comment with your bid and your name, and we will contact you via e-mail to notify you if you win.
Item 1 : Private dinner with top chefs Michael Voltaggio (Top Chef winner season 6, Bazaar), Walter Manzke, (Church and State, Bastide) Joseph Mahon (Bastide, Sona, Cafe Boulud), Craig Thornton (Wolvesmouth), Waylynn Lucas (Patina, Bazaar). This 5 course dinner (up to 8 people) will take place at your house with 5 wines paired by David Haskell (Le Cirque, Aquavit, Bin 8945). All wines donated by Domaine LA. Bid here.
Item 2 : Private dinner with the Magnum crew. 8 courses from Joseph Mahon, 8 wines selected by David Haskell, will take place at your house for up to 8 people. Bid here.
Item 7 : Wine class with David Haskell at your house, for up to 10 people. Bid here.
Item 8 : Cooking class with Chef Joseph Mahon at your house, for up to 10 people. Bid here.
Item 21 : 2000 Ch. Pinchon Langueville de Comtesse : Pauliac, Fr. Bid here.
Item 22 : 2004 Les Clos William Fevre: Chablis, Fr. Bid here.
Item 23 : 1983 Pothier Rieusset Les Rugiens : Pommard, Fr. Bid here.
Item 24 : 1988 .350 Ch. Guiraud, Sauternes, Fr. Bid here.
Item 25 : 1988 .350 Ch. Climens , Sauternes, Fr. Bid here.
Item 26 : 1994 Dow’s Port: Duro, Portugal. Bid here.
Item 27 : 2007 Ridge Montebello Magnum. Bid here.
Item 30 : Presqu’ile ’09 Chardonnay MAGNUM. From BW Wine Group’s favorite cult winery that only after two vintages is making a tremendous impact across the country. Bid here.
Item 31 : Presqu’ile ’09 Pinot Noir MAGNUM. From BW Wine Group’s favorite cult winery that only after two vintages is making a tremendous impact across the country. Bid here.
Item 32 : 5 Wooden Nickels (Complimentary Wine Tastings) – retail value $60. Receive one complimentary tasting with every Wooden Nickel at their scenic hideaway at Malibu Wines Tasting Room in Malibu, CA. Includes a Malibu Wines Glass. Bid here.
Item 34: Personalized signed copy of The French Laundry Cookbook by Chef Thomas Keller. Bid here
To read more about where the money raised from this auction is going, please click here. As noted by Decanter, over 100 sake breweries have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami. This is not just an infrastructure issue; the planting and tending of rice fields in 2011 will be especially difficult with the shortage of raw materials, fuel, and transportation while the threat of radiation looms. The money raised from this auction will go to the Japan Sake Brewers Association who will distribute the funds to the sake breweries that need it the most. We thank you for taking your time and money to help preserve this vital part of Japanese culture.
To bid on each item, please click on the links provided below and comment with your bid. Each item will be updated with the current bid and will end on April 19th, at 11:30 PM PST. If you have any questions or would like to donate to the auction, please e-mail us at magnumdh [at] gmail [dot] com.