Buy Great Wine and Help Those in and Around Houston

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If you’re reading this site, you probably already buy (and drink) wine with some regularity. What if I told you that you can keep doing that and help those whose lives have been turned upside down by Hurricane Harvey?

I’m starting to see wineries on the East Coast and beyond that have announced fundraising projects to help those in Texas who need our help. As I hear about new and different ones, I’ll make sure to add them here.

First, Southold Farm + Cellar has decided to take all of the profits from the next two weeks worth of bottle sales — both online (for shipping in the fall once it’s cooler) and in the tasting room — and donate them to the Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Fund. Visit their online store

Second, the fine folks behind Maryland’s Old Westminster Winery have pledged to raise (and then donate) $10,000 by devoting 20% of all sales — again, both online and in the tasting room — to the effort. Visit their online store.

Matthiasson (one of a handful of California producers that I do get excited about) will donate 100% of all after-tax profits on their 2014 Napa Valley White Wine to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Get the details and order here.

 

Nena and I have already donated directly to the Red Cross, but I’m going to order some too — because I was going to buy wine anyway.

Do you know about another winery doing something similar? Let me know in the comments and I’ll continue to update this post.

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Lenn Thompson, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island more than a decade ago and quickly fell in love with the region’s dynamic and emerging wine community. A digital and content marketing and community professional by day, he founded NewYorkCorkReport.com in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State. Since then, the site has become the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news. Formerly the editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette, a contributor to Edible Brooklyn, wine columnist for Hamptons.com and regional editor for Appellation America covering the Long Island and Hudson River Valley regions, Lenn contributes to Edible East End, Palate Press, Patch and is the wine columnist for Dan’s Papers in the Hamptons. Lenn is also on the board of directors for Drink Local Wine, and is the creator and founder of TasteCamp, a yearly regional wine immersion event for writers and bloggers. An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating drinking local and the many local wine regions of America. Lenn lives in Miller Place, NY with his wife Nena, son Jackson, daughter Anna and their dog, Casey Lemieux Thompson.

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