By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor

On Saturday, April 30 from 1-4 p.m. the New York Cork Report, Peconic Bay Winery and Lacrosse for Autism are partnering for a wine-tasting event to benefit The Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Stony Brook University.

I first met the founders of Lacrosse for Autism — a local non-profit that raises money for autism research — in September at our Angelman Syndrome event, and when my wife Nena and I were deciding what charity we'd like to benefit with our next event, it was a no-brainer.

Tickets for the event are $40 with a significant portion of that going directly to the charity. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon of $2 glasses of wine (every penny going to charity), wine-friendly nibbles by Luce-Hawkins, 10% off bottle purchases and access to our silent auction — which already has some outstanding lots finalized