Zachys Wine Auctions, the #1 Wine Auction house in the world, is delighted to donate the following Rare Wine Experience lot. Suitable for the wine novice or experienced collector alike!
1. Two VIP seats at an upcoming wine auction of your choosing in New York City or Hong Kong. Sit back and relax as Zachys auctioneers sell up to $8M in wine in a single day, with bidders coming in from Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, and all over the USA. Grab a paddle yourself and get in on the fun. This lot includes lunch and fine wine tasting.
2. An in person or phone/virtual discussion with a Zachys Wine Specialist about the state of the wine market, and a valuation of your collection. You'll also have the opportunity to discuss starting a collection from scratch if you're new to wine, divestment of a collection if you've got one already, or how to intelligently grow a collection for fun and profit.
3. A one-year subscription to all of Zachys Auction fine wine catalogs (approx. 10-12 catalogs).
PLUS you get a Wine Enthusiast VinoView 28- Bottle Compressor Wine Cellar! This sleek design features double pane glass door with UV protection and LED interior lighting. Unique shelving design displays your wine label forward to showcase your favorite bottles. This freestanding, compressor cooling wine cellar will be filled to the brim with 28 bottles of premium wines, including the following choice selections: Hall Sauvignon Blanc, Stags Leap Vineyards Chardonnay, Leviathan Red Blend, Flora Spring Trilogy, Rodney Strong Symmetry and many more!
Zachys has an international team, with offices in New York, Paris and Hong Kong, a wealth of advisors from all ends of the wine industry, and specialists on the ground in Europe and mainland China. We reach over 10,000 of the world's top wine collectors in key markets around the globe including New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Hong Kong, China, Geneva, Amsterdam, Brazil, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates. Zachys conducts up to ten live auctions per year and nearly twenty Internet-only zCollections, sells tens of thousands of lots, and is known as the place to consign and bid for thousands of wine collectors. Zachys was the #1 wine auction house in the world in 2019, with over $121 million in auction sales, and over $155 million in combined retail and auction sales. With the La Paulée auction and numerous single owner sales, Zachys long ago cemented its position as the place to buy and sell fine wine. Despite its rapid rise to the top of the U.S. wine auction market, Zachys continues to be a family business at heart, with Jeff and Don Zacharia still at the helm.
Donated by Charles Antin & Robin Lynch
It's a HOOP DREAM COME TRUE when you score 4 Qatar Airways Club tickets (section VIP7, Row 4, Seats 15-18 -- amazing seats!) to see the Brooklyn Nets play the Boston Celtics on Saturday, March 21, at 6:00 p.m. at Barclays Center. Includes access to the private and luxurious Qatar Airways Club, located directly outside the Nets' locker room and adjacent to their practice court. The glass-walled club allows ticket holders the exclusive opportunity to cheer for the home team, should they wish, as the Nets enter and exit the main court.
Your experience begins with access to the Calvin Klein VIP Entrance, followed by a private elevator ride down to the event level. Enjoy cocktails at the bar and Barclays Center's finest, all-inclusive culinary options, including a dessert bar and snacks for the game.
You'll also have halftime access to the practice court, so make the most of the break in the action by stepping up to the arc and swishing a few 3-pointers.
PLUS travel is a cinch with a round-trip limousine.
Generously donated by Kathy & Brian O'Hare
FIRST: Enjoy a wine and cheese reception to stimulate your artsy taste buds before or after a private tour for up to 6 people of the Eileen Gray spring exhibit by Bard's chief curator Marianne Lamonica. Gray's works from the 1920's are some of the most sought after pieces in the marketplace. Gray (1878-1976), an Irish architect-designer who worked primarily in France, was a pioneer in modern design and architecture and one of the few women to practice professionally in those fields before World War II.
This exhibition is the first in the United States to examine the total oeuvre of Eileen Gray. In addition to affirming her accomplishments as an architect and a designer, it sheds light on the full sweep of Gray's career, including her work as a painter and photographer. The exhibition is largely based on new research, including plans, drawings, sketchbooks, photographs, and letters, that reveal how Gray designed her most famous house, E 1027, and other architectural projects. The exhibition features never-before-seen furniture and lacquer works, as well as paintings, photography, rugs, and archival materials from her best-known projects.
NEXT: Enjoy delicious regional Italian cuisine and a wine list of Italy's best-known producers with your $250 gift card toward dinner at Becco on New York's famed restaurant row in NYC's theatre district.
THEN ON TO: A Broadway production with two orchestra tickets to a Broadway show of your choice on a date of your choice.
FINALLY: Overnight lodging will allow you to relax the whole evening in a beautiful Superior King room with breakfast the next morning at the New York Athletic Club.
ROUND-TRIP LIMOUSINE also included.
(Note: Theatre tickets orders can only be placed on the 1st day of any month but are good for any date the following month. For example, tickets for any date in May must be placed by donor on April 1; tickets for any date in June must be placed by donor on May 1, etc.)
Donated by Julie & Michael Bossidy, Sheila Clancy, Marianne Lamonica, Jody & John Myers, and Ann & John Normile
You and up to 3 others will enjoy an exclusive, 90-minute lunch with former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi, at a Greenwich, CT restaurant of her choosing.
This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ask Nooyi questions firsthand, hear her personal and professional perspectives, and learn what touches her heart and mind. Priceless!
While at PepsiCo Nooyi directed the company's global strategy and successfully led PepsiCo through restructuring. She has consistently ranked among the world's 100 most powerful women. In 2014, she was ranked at #13 on the Forbes list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women, and was ranked the 2nd most powerful woman on the Fortune list in 2015.
Currently Nooyi sits on the Board of Amazon, the International Cricket Council and Schlumberger.
She also is Chief Architect of "Performance with Purpose," a legacy that encourages PepsiCo to do what's right for the business by being responsive to the needs of the world.
In addition, the U.S. Military Academy Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership recently announced Indra Nooyi as the Class of 1951 Chair for the Study of Leadership, a position filled by an eminent leadership practitioner or scholar who helps enhance the ability of both the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership and the U.S. Military Academy to fulfill the mission of developing leaders of character. The selection is a two-year, non-renewable position held within the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership designed to enhance the leadership, education, and development of both cadets and faculty.
(Note: Date and time of lunch to be mutually agreed upon. Alcohol not included.)
Donated by Indra Nooyi
She will feel FABULOUS in these spectacular Hammerman Brothers 18KT gold hoop earrings bezel set and featuring 8 cushion-cut faceted SMOKEY TOPAZ stones.
Old world craftsmanship and the highest quality precious stones are the hallmarks of this collectible, and a Hammerman family member oversaw each step of its creation. Hammerman remains one of the few American-made manufacturing and design houses and as the company approaches its 75th anniversary, it strives to maintain the principals for which its worldwide reputation has been founded.
Donated by Manfredi New Canaan
& Roberta & Roberto Chiappelloni
DINNER AT RAO'S
Eight (8) people get A TABLE FOR THE NIGHT at Rao's. Dine on the restaurant's famous Southern Neapolitan Italian home-style cooking at 7:00 p.m. on a Monday in 2020.
PLUS ALL FOOD & DRINK ARE INCLUDED!
Round-trip limousine transportation to New York City is also provided.
Rao's is located on the corner of East 114th Street and Pleasant Avenue in Manhattan.
Donated by Dr. Rock Positano and M&M Limo
Spend a day behind-the-scenes at Face the Nation, America's #1 Sunday Public Affairs Program. Every week, moderator Margaret Brennan interviews the key government leaders, politicians and international figures who drive the news.
You and 3 guests will have a chance to sit in the control room with the show's producers during a live broadcast. PLUS you'll be treated to a full studio tour after the show. (Date to be mutually agreed upon.)
Face the Nation is one of the longest-running news programs in the history of television, having premiered on CBS on Nov. 7, 1954.
Donated by Margaret Brennan
The Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano will make a "house call" to your home for a one-hour visit. You are welcome to invite up to 10 people to be in attendance.
This is a one-in-a-lifetime chance for you and those you invite to ask the Bishop anything you want about life, the Church, your world and his.
Perfect opportunity to get family, children, grandchildren and/or friends together for a priceless experience.
No food necessary. To be redeemed on a mutually agreeable date before June 30, 2021.
Donated by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano