From the much better late than never department...
The fine folks at Chambers Street Wines and Louis/Dressner Selections are holding a charitable tasting today, January 16, 2010, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at CSW in NYC. All funds will go to Partners in Health to aid in relief efforts in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. In their own words:
"Join the staff of CSW and Louis/Dressner Selections for a benefit tasting of some of the most interesting wines in our inventory. Suggested donations of $10 (or more) will go directly to pih.org, Partners in Health. They're organizing volunteer medical personnel and sending needed supplies. Chambers Street Wines, Louis/Dressner Selections and Douglas Polaner Selections will match your donations up to a total of $1,000 each. Other companies sponsoring the event and making generous contributions include Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, David Bowler Wines and Michael Skurnik Wines. Taste a great selection of wines (not for sale) and help respond to this crisis. If you can't come, please go to pih.org to make your donation. Their website has updates on the situation and information about their work. We will have forms from Partners in Health enabling your donation by credit card to be tax-deductible."
This is an easy way to do your part to support those suffering from the natural disaster in Haiti. And if you can make it to the tasting in person, your efforts will be rewarded with what I'm sure will be some pretty tasty vino.
Chambers Street Wines
148 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007