Posts Tagged“charity”

Wines from Fox Run Vineyards Help Raise Money for Camp Good Days

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In March, two of Fox Run Vineyards’ wines won double gold. Shortly thereafter, three children won the chance to go to summer camp. What the two have in common is the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. The wine competition was held March 23-24, and it was Fox Run’s 2011 Dry Riesling and 2011 Reserve Riesling that earned the medals.  The entries from 20 countries and all fifty states were grouped by varietal, one of the most popular being – you guessed it – Riesling. Going to summer camp may not sound nearly as memorable, but then this summer camp is…

Pour it Out: Where to Give for Sandy Relief

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When something bad happens to your neighbor, you want to help. You bring over some soup or a baked ziti or cookies, or maybe you even invite them into your home. You do… something. Because doing nothing feels strange and wrong. Making that human connection — be it with the person who lives 10 yards away, or the unknowns you watched on the news last night who lost all their worldly possessions digging mud out of their house, or the elderly woman who, after nearly two weeks, still doesn’t have power in her 10-floor Lower East Side or Coney Island walk-up,…

Humanitas Wines: Good Wine. Good Price. Even Better Cause.

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News Flash: I’ve found some California wines I can enjoy, afford for every day drinking, and feel good about. Humanitas Wines, founded in 2001 by Judd Wallenbrock, is a California winery unlike any you’ve heard of before. Seriously. Many wineries are involved in philanthropic endeavors. They host fundraising events or give a portion of wine sales proceeds to various causes, but Wallenbrock takes that to a whole other level. All of his profits go to charity. Every cent. Specifically, the profits are donated to address three primary issues – hunger, affordable housing, and illiteracy. A two decade veteran of the…

Merlot With a Mission — Lieb Family Cellars Produces Wine to Commemorate 9/11

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Lieb Family Cellars has teamed up with September’s Mission – a nonprofit foundation that funds educational and cultural programs in remembrance of the victims of 9/11 – to help the many families affected by the tragedy. To commemorate the three-year anniversary of 9/11, the Mattituck winery has produced 6,300 bottles of a special 2002 Merlot, which is available at its tasting room for $9.11 and is also available for resale to wine shops and restaurants in New York State. By donating 91.1 cents from each bottle sold to September’s Mission, winery owners Mark and Kathy Lieb hope to raise close…