Artcurial to hold charity fine wine auctions for One Drop FoundationBy Alice Liang
Continuing the success of the first wine and spirits auction in 2020 with leading French auction house Artcurial, One Drop Foundation, an international philanthropic firm created by Cirque du Soleil and Lune Rouge founder Guy Laliberté, has announced its La Cuvée One Drop 2021 initiative.
The La Cuvée One Drop 2021 initiative flagship event features a gala dinner in Paris to be held on Friday 19 November 2021, co-chaired by Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil, One Drop Foundation; Laurent Dassault, administrator of Artcurial Developement; and renowned chef Alain Ducasse.
The event will hold a gastronomic gala dinner, signed by Alain Ducasse and his teams, for 250 guests. There will also be an auction, orchestrated by Artcurial.
A vast range of fine wines, spirits and epicurean experiences will be auctioned off, with profits going to the One Drop Foundation. Interested buyers can place bids online and by phone as well.
Highlighted rare lots to be auctioned at the event include a mathusalem (six litres) of Romanée-St-Vivant 2009, a double magnum of Château Cheval Blanc 1921, a jeroboam of Richebourg 2015 from Domaine Grivot and a mathusalem of Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru Blanc “Les Ruchottes” 2011, four bottles of Macallan single malt whisky (1972, 1973, 1974, 1975), a double magnum of Le Pin 2009, a jeroboam of Premier Grand Cru Pauillac 2004, a mathusalem of Fleur de Miraval Champagne signed by Brad Pitt, and so on.
Some of the special experiences featured in the auction are: a jeroboam of Chambertin-Clos de Bèze “Les Ouvrées Rodin”, produced exceptionally for the sale and numbered 1/1, accompanied by a night for two in the estate suite, a private tour, and lunch or dinner with Eve or Erwan Faiveley; an experience for four in a private plane with Laurent Dassault to Château Dassault for a private tour, lunch and tasting, offered by Laurent Dassault; a mathusalem of Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne, numbered and laser-signed in the glass by the three barons Benjamin, Eric, and Philippe de Rothschild, accompanied by a lunch or dinner in the Champagne House’s private hotel and a nightstay at Domaine Les Crayères, offered by Champagne Barons de Rothschild.
Also available will be a unique experience in the company of the multi-starred chef Alain Ducasse including a gourmet dinner for five at the Restaurant Le Meurice Alain Ducasse in the chef’s private dining room, and an aperitif in his presence; and a two-night stay in a suite at the five-star hotel, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, two dinners at their Michelin-starred restaurant, private tours, tastings, a private lunch at Château Faugères, a case of six engraved bottles from Silvio Denz’s vineyards, and a set of the LALIQUE 100 POINTS glassware collection by James Suckling.
Additionally, One Drop Foundation and Artcurial will join forces again for the second edition of the daytime sale featuring over 70 lots of fine wines, spirits and epicurean experiences in November 2021, to benefit One Drop Foundation’s mission to ensure sustainable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene to some of the most vulnerable communities in the world. The event date and details will be available shortly on One Drop Foundation’s website.