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  • NYIWA charity wine event will auction rare wine

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  • The New York International Wine Auction is touting “the finest, the rarest and the best” in 2013 auction lots, and the Oct. 26 wine event is living up to those superlatives with the offering of some incredible bidding opportunities, according to a news release.
    The 18th annual charity wine auction will take place at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona. The evening will showcase a silent auction and international wine tasting, and a five-course gourmet dinner and live auction. NYIWA offers for auction classic and unusual international and domestic wines, including verticals and large format bottles, travel and dining opportunities, jewelry, collectibles, artwork and other fine lifestyle items.
    Auction attendees and absentee bidders will have the opportunity to bid on a three-liter bottle of 2009 Williams Selyem Winery Revelation Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, which was created by a collaboration between winemakers Bob Cabral and Michael Browne and Jonathan Cain of the band Journey. Only one barrel of the wine was produced and only seven, three-liters bottled. A 750 ml. bottle of 1998 Screaming Eagle will also be available. Starting with the 1992 vintage, Screaming Eagle took its place among California’s most celebrated and sought-after Cabernet Sauvignons. Recent vintages have sold at auction for over $4,000 a bottle.
    NYIWA will also offer an etched magnum of 2010 Grace Family Blank Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
    New 2013 trips include a stay in a Tuscan Villa in Cortona, Italy, a trip to California wine country, complete with overnights at wineries, and tours and tastings, a week’s stay in Dominican Republic penthouse condominium, a retreat at an oceanfront cottage in Cape Cod, Mass., a seven night stay at a cottage in Bali and more. Individuals can browse through the 2013 live auction catalog online at nyiwa.com.
    To make reservations and to pay for tickets, visit www.nyiwa.com, or call auction director Tony Vennera at 74-7355 or email tvennera@nyiwa.com. Proceeds benefit unfunded and underfunded programs at the Herkimer ARC.

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