NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 22, 2013) – The Nashville Wine Auction is excited to kick off the 34th Annual l’Eté du Vin, Pour de France, with its exclusive Grand Cru Evening on June 20, 2013! The Grand Cru Evening will continue its tradition of hosting a cocktail party honoring the Ladies’ and Gentleman’s Underwriting Committee. The party will be hosted at Sylvia Roberts’ home, which was featured in the ABC television series, Nashville. On this special night, guests will be given the opportunity to preview The Nashville Wine Auction Catalog, getting a sneak peak at all the fine wines, gifts, and luxury travel to be auctioned and listening to live music.
This year’s Grand Cru Evening promises guests another exclusive opportunity to taste the most exemplary food and wine at a site of gracious and elegant entertaining. Some of the many auction items that will be previewed include fine wines from the famed Stags Leap District, a 1988 & 1999 Bordeaux Tasting, and a Burgundy Tasting at 360 Bistro featuring wines dating all the way back from the 1910s through the 1970s.
Grand Cru, a wine term which signifies “only the best”, will mark an unforgettable evening — all in support of a great cause. The Nashville Wine Auction looks forward to continuing its efforts in uniting the wine community to raise money and fight against cancer.
The Host Committee for Grand Cru Evening will include: Abbay & Tim Blakenship, Barbara & Kix Brooks, Wendy & Steve Burch, Eleanor & Peter Cobb, Chase Cole, Karen Demler & Irv Lingo, Clint Higham & Matt Donahoe, Ann & Glenn Eaden, Lisa & Jim Fitzsimmons, Cindee & Michael Gold, Nancy & Billy Ray Hearn, Cynthia & Elliot Himmelfarb, Vicki & Rick Horne, Emily & Jason Hubbard, Beth & John Huff, Fletcher Foster & Dennis Johnson, Ruthie Keen, Janet Kurtz & Ron Gobbell, Jan & Doug McClananhan, Denise & Doug McMillan, Deby & Keith Pitts, Sylvia Roberts, JJ & George Seiters, Cyndi & Bill Sites, Mary & Michael Spalding, Pam & Steve Taylor, and Holly & Mark Whaley.
ABOUT NASHVILLE WINE AUCTION: Established in 1980, the Nashville Wine Auction is the oldest charity wine auction in the country. It has raised over $17 million for organizations whose purpose is directly related to treatment, patient care, and eradication of cancer here in Middle Tennessee. The 2012 list of beneficiaries includes: American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, Pearl Point Cancer Support, Gilda’s Club/Nashville, Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Saint Thomas Cancer Network, and Williamson Medical Center Foundation.