We are delighted to announce that Survivor is the official sponsor of The Golden Vines® Fine Wine, Rare Spirit & Experience Global Online Charity Auction (The Golden Vines® Auction). The auction raises money exclusively for the Gérard Basset Foundation, which funds diversity & inclusion-focused educational programmes in the wine, spirits & hospitality sectors. Last year’s inaugural Auction featured 74 lots, raising just over £1.2 million for the Foundation. Each guest who attends the ceremony will receive two Ten Capsules Packs of Survivor to keep them feeling their best after a few bottles of fine wine, ensuring they wak up a survivor!
The Foundation’s work includes a large number of Golden Vines® scholarship programmes sponsored by groups like Dom Pérignon, Hennessy Cognac, Artémis Domaines, the Brooklyn Nets & the New York Liberty basketball teams, as well as the marquee scholarships, the three Taylor’s Port Golden Vines Diversity Scholarships, each worth £55,000. Last year, the Foundation also made grants to 14 institutional and community partners globally, including disability students in New York, young black winemakers in South Africa, and indigenous peoples in Australia and Canada.
This year’s Golden Vines® Auction will feature 100+ Auction Lots. The Auction goes live for bidding on the 1st of October and will close at midnight CET on Sunday 16th of October after The Golden Vines® Awards Ceremony & Dinner at the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence. Anyone worldwide can bid, irrespective of whether they are attending The Golden Vines® Awards. For those wishing to receive a copy of the eCatalogue, they should register to receive the eCatalogue using the following link: https://liquidicons.com/auction2022
From the 1st of October, the eCatalogue will be accessible using the same link. Each lot is comprised of a package that includes large formats or rarities from some of the top wine estates and spirit houses globally, as well as a ‘money-can’t-buy’ experience, such as VIP tours, tastings, fine wine lunches with the owners or winemaker, and a stay at the château or luxury hotel (i.e. fine wine or rare spirit + an experience).
Along with numerous lots from Burgundy, Champagne, Bordeaux, Piedmont, Tuscany, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Napa Valley, Argentina, Chile, South Africa, and Australia for 2022, there are lots from new countries such as Uruguay, Hungary, Switzerland, and even a kosher wine lot from Israel, reinforcing the Foundation’s diversity and inclusivity aims. Furthermore, many more affordable lots will be available in 2022, alongside lots expected to sell for tens of thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of pounds. Many of the donating wineries and spirit houses have produced a one-minute video to promote their Auction Lots on social media, a new feature for The 2022 Golden Vines® Auction. The videos will also be embedded in the eCatalogue and accessible to all bidders.
Also new for The 2022 Golden Vines® Auction are several Auction Lots donated by well-known fine wine collectors and connoisseurs, many of whom have included incredible bottles of fine wines to donate alongside exclusive experiences that should greatly appeal to other wine collectors and lovers. For those bidding from the United States, in order to assist in obtaining charitable tax relief, there will be the option to pay for their winning lot through an American charity affiliate, making bidding on The 2022 Golden Vines® Auction more attractive.