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01.18.2010

Winners of the Menu For Hope VI Charity Raffle

menuforhope.jpgYou folks are phenomenal. Thank you so much for your support. With your generous donations of both prizes and bids for them, we raised $70,900 for the UN World Food Programme. That's a truly remarkable amount of money, and a testament to the passion and generosity of you, my readers, and the blogging community as a whole.

If your name appears in the list below as one of the winners, I will be contacting you over the weekend with instructions on how you can claim your prize (I will put you in touch with the folks that offered it, and you can coordinate).

For those who offered prizes, I will also be in touch to let you know how to proceed.

Congratulations to all the winners, and I hope you enjoy the fruits of your generosity. If you happened to bid on other prizes besides wine related ones, you can find the master list of prize winners at Chez Pim.


WB01 Dinner with NY Times Wine Critic Eric Asimov
Winner: Sonya Philip

WB02 The Brunello Experience: A Week's Stay at Il Palazzone in Montalcino Tuscany
Winner: Liz Mortensen

WB03 Sustainable Napa from Clif Family Winery & Holme Grown Wine Tours (incl 6 bottles)
Winner: Alejandro de Jesus

WB04 2 Nights and Wine Tasting in Santa Barbara Wine Country (incl 6 bottles)
Winner: Josh duLac

WB05 Two Magnums of Wine from Soter Vineyards (incl 2 bottles)
Winner: Christina Arndt

WB06 The Old School Wine Collection (incl. 6 bottles)
Winner: Anya Naschak

WB07 The New Guard Wine Collection (incl. 6 bottles)
Winner: Ori Kushnir

WB08 Wine Book Bonanza
Winner: Lynne Newton - Carlson

WB09 Magnum + Case of Verge Syrah, and a Tour of Bradford Mountain (incl. 13 bottles)
Winner: Thomas Pantelis

WB10 Wine Bottle Hurricane Lanterns from Savoring Thyme Gifts
Winner: Ursula Pieper

WB11 Two Nights + Dinner +Tour in Tuscany at Il Borgo at Castello Banfi
Winner: Ori Kushnir

WB12 Cape Ardor Collectors Executive Wine Gift Set (incl. 3 bottles)
Winner: Ligia Ortega

WB13 Banned in 'Bama Wine Gift Box (incl. 8 bottles)
Winner: Jeffrey Petree

WB14 A Case of Your Own Custom Blended Wine
Winner: Cindy Ruth

WB15 Stolzle Decanter and Four Wine Glasses
Winner: Ligia Ortega

WB16 Happy Canyon Wine "Horizontal" (incl. 14 bottles worth $584 retail)
Winner: Susan Brodie

WB17 Wine Jewelry, Wine Book gift package from WinewomenPSP
Winner: F Brooke Clendaniel

WB18 The Twisted Six Pack (incl. 6 bottles)
Winner: Leigh Iwanaga

WB19 The Twisted Tour and Pick Any Bottle (incl. 1 bottle)
Winner: Hank Shaw

WB20 Vinography as Your Sommelier for the Night (incl. 4 bottles)
Winner: Randi Axelrod

WB21 Brazilian Cachaças Tasting Set (incl. 5 bottles)
Winner: Jason Dietz

WB22 Dinner with Randall Grahm, a Special Bottle of Wine, and His Latest Book
Winner: Margaret Pillgrim

WB23 VIP Wine Country Tour with VIP Hostess Alana Gentry aka Girl with a Glass
Winner: Renee Kuo

WB24 Cashmere and Cabernet From Wine Valet
Winner: Deborah Bower

WB25 Magnum of Torbreck Wine plus Private Vineyard Tour
Winner: Edmund Thralls

WB26 A Wine Vacation at Meadowood Resort in the Napa Valley
Winner: Christina Sorenson

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