Monday, December 13, 2010

Case of Compassion

I have a weakness for any kind of fundraisers that benefit Feed Nova Scotia. Food insecurity is a heart-wrenching thought for me. While I'm often sampling 5-course dinners, indulging in the newest resto, or - wait for it - caving for fast food, it hurts my heart to think of the families in Nova Scotia who have to wonder where their next meal is coming from.

For this reason, I wanted to bring a fantastic fundraising initiative to my blog's readers, and hopefully, you'll send the cause along. For the last 6 years, Feed Nova Scotia, together with Bishop's Cellar has been running the Case of Compassion, a wine fundraiser that benefits the province's food bank. The wonderful volunteers a charged with an important mission: sell wine! That's right - for every case of wine sold, a portion of the profits will benefit Feed Nova Scotia.

This offer comes with added value as well. The wines sold in this campaign have yet to hit the shelves in Nova Scotia - they're brand new to the province, imported solely for this purpose, and will only be available to the public after Christmas. And bonus #2? A tax receipt is issued to the purchaser of every case of wine. How can you go wrong? And I just thought of another - buy a case, and you could be that much closer to finishing your Christmas shopping!

To appeal to different palates and price points, there are two different labels in the Case of Compassion, with each case holding 12 btls. of wine. In each category, you can purchase a case of red, white or a mix of both. Click HERE to read the tasting notes!

At the $200/case level, $50 will go to Feed NS Montes Wines (Chile)
  • Montes Classic Series Sauvingnon Blanc
  • Montes Classic Series Merlot
At the $300/case level, $75 will to to Feed NS Peter Lehmann Wines (Australia)
  • Peter Lehman Eden Valley Chardonnay
  • Peter Lehman Eden Valley Shiraz
To make your purchase, contact Valerie Payn (via Jennifer Hopper at 481.1227 or jenn@halifaxchamber.com)

1 comment:

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