https://www.rugbyschool.co.uk/index.cfm/arnold-foundation/make-a-gift/auction-in-collaboration-with-sothebys-wine//

Auction in collaboration with Sotheby's Wine

Over the last few months, we have been working with Sotheby’s Wine and some of our very generous supporters to consign a fabulous collection of beautiful wines and outstanding experiences which we will be auctioning to raise funds as part of our 18th Birthday Celebration.

Today we are delighted to give you a sneak peek of what will be on offer during the two-week virtual auction.

Amongst the wines we find the classics that you would expect: perfectly stored mature First Growths; outstanding Super Seconds; Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey’s painfully rare Chevalier Montrachet; and a terrific selection of Champagne’s greatest Prestige Cuvees. Beyond these classics, though, we also see some esoteric gems; quite literally centuries-old Madeira and Cognac rubs shoulders with splendid vintage Ports, next to mature Penfold’s Grange and some Italian superstars.

The wonderful experiences on offer continue in this vein, ranging from tours of Hungary’s Royal Tokaji, Portugal’s Symington Family Estates and Pomerol’s Chateau Seraphine (described by Neal Martin and Jane Anson as one of Pomerol’s rising stars), to a private dinner with wine legend Hugh Johnson OBE, an exclusive VIP tour and tasting hosted by Saskia de Rothschild at her family’s estate, Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, and an amazing opportunity to dine with Lizzy Rudd in the private Director’s Dining Room at Berry Bros. & Rudd, over a selection of stunning wines chosen from this great merchant’s Family Reserves. This auction offers you an opportunity to contribute to a hugely successful and important programme, whilst securing yourself not just some wonderful wines but also truly first-class experiences.

When the auction opens you can find the link to it on this page – so make sure you bookmark it ready for Friday!