kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits, travel & lifestyle writer / wine educator


Heart's Delight Wine Tasting and Auction

If you are a wine lover who feels being generous this weekend for a really worthy cause, then I urge you to head out to DC's Heart's Delight Wine Tasting and Auction.

I'm proud to have served this year on the Auction Committee. Over the past eight years, Heart's Delight has grown to become one of the nation’s premier food and wine events - it provides the ideal combination of great food and wine while raising the much-needed funding to support the mission of the American Heart Association. Since Heart’s Delight began in 1999, we have raised $6 million dollars for the fight against heart disease and stroke.

Saturday’s schedule includes a seated tasting of the 2005 vintage from 20 classed-growth Bordeaux châteaux, with the winemakers or winery owners presenting their wines. This will be followed by a silent auction and walk-around tasting, with chefs from across the country offering samples of their cuisine. Saturday evening ends with a live auction that includes several luxury lots of rare wines and trips to wine regions around the world.

Admission to Saturday’s seated tasting and the evening reception and auction is $500 a person ($250 is tax deductible), and admission to the evening alone is $250 ($125 deductible). But this is an opportunity to taste some top wines from a fantastic vintage while supporting a very worthy cause.

For more information and to order tickets, check out their website.