eBay Celebrates the Launch of Its Wine Category with Exclusive “Wine and Dine” Charity Auctions
Chefs Richard Blais and Marcus Samuelsson to auction culinary experiences; ONEHOPE and Michael Franti’s “Do It For The Love” Foundation to auction exclusive VIP BottleRock Napa Valley experiences. 100% of the proceeds will go to charity.
Last week, eBay introduced eBay Wine, an online destination that allows wine-enthusiasts and experts to browse collectible, rare and everyday wines. In celebration of the launch, eBay for Charity - one of the largest platforms that helps millions of eBay users support the causes they care about – will be auctioning off one-of-a kind “Wine and Dine” experiences.
The “Wine & Dine” auctions run from 4 p.m. PDT on Monday, May 2 and close at 4 p.m. PDT on Monday, May 9. To bid, visit www.ebay.com/dine.
Celebrated culinary talent Richard Blais will be auctioning off a private dinner at his acclaimed San Diego restaurant, Juniper & Ivy and Marcus Samuelsson, on behalf of the Harlem EatUp! Festival, will offer interactive food and wine experiences in Harlem. Additionally, BottleRock Napa Valley – the famed three-day music, food, wine and brew festival – has teamed up with “Do It For The Love” foundation and ONEHOPE to auction off a variety of VIP festival packages.
“With last week’s announcement of eBay’s new wine destination, we’re excited to continue the celebration with these one-of-a-kind eBay for Charity auctions,” said Alyssa Steele, DMM of Home and Garden at eBay. “Through these auctions, we’re hoping to not only raise awareness for each of the benefitting charities; but also, enable our community to easily connect to the causes they care about and have the ability to bid on unique ‘Wine & Dine’ experiences.”
- Chef and Culinary Personality Richard Blais’ Culinary Experiences, benefitting Save the Children. The first auction is a private dinner for eight at Blais’ Juniper & Ivy, meet-and-greet with Blais and autographed cookbook. The second auction is a two hour intimate master class with Blais at Juniper & Ivy for eight guests.
“I’m honored to be able to participate in eBay for Charity’s Wine & Dine campaign to help raise money for Save the Children,” said Chef Richard Blais, “an organization that I will also be running the 2016 NYC Marathon with. I look forward to meeting the winning bidders so I can thank them personally for helping such a wonderful organization and maybe convince them to go on a run with me?”
- Chef Marcus Samuelsson Culinary Experiences, benefitting Citymeals on Wheels. The first auction package will be a private dinner at Samuelsson’s Red Rooster Harlem, a meet-and-greet with the chef, wine and scotch tasting, autographed cookbooks, as well as four tickets to the Taste at The Stroll, the grand tasting event at the Harlem EatUp! Festival. The second auction includes a celebration for 16 guests which includes a walking tour of Samuelsson’s favorite VIP spots in Harlem, private gospel performance, dinner at the chef’s table at Samuelsson’s Red Rooster Harlem, wine pairing, autographed cookbooks and as well as four tickets to the Taste at The Stroll, the grand tasting event at the Harlem EatUp! Festival.
“Harlem is our home, and as such we celebrate this community and all of its treasures every day not only through our businesses but also the Harlem EatUp! Festival. I am happy to partner with eBay for Charity and offer my favorite Wine & Dine experiences,” says Chef Marcus Samuelsson. “To be able to spotlight Harlem and the Harlem EatUp! Festival which shines a light on the sights and tastes of Harlem. Please join me in Harlem with a private dinner at Red Rooster. The best part is all proceeds benefit Citymeals on Wheels, a charity beneficiary of the Harlem EatUp! Festival.”
- Michael Franti’s “Do It For The Love” Foundation and VIP BottleRock Napa Valley Experience for Two, benefitting Do It For The Love Foundation. Winning bidder will receive two tickets to the foundation’s Benefit Dinner and Concert in Napa, California on May 26, meet-and-greet with Michael Franti, two three-day VIP tickets to the sold-out 2016 BottleRock Napa Valley music, food, wine and brew festival, May 27 – 29, backstage passes to watch Michael Franti’s performance at BottleRock on May 27 and a case of “Do It For The Love” wine produced by Ca'Momi.
- ONEHOPE Wine Package plus Two 3-day VIP tickets to BottleRock Napa Valley Package, benefitting Why Hunger. Winning bidder will receive two three-day VIP tickets to the sold-out 2016 BottleRock Napa Valley music, food, wine and brew festival, May 27 - 29, in historic downtown Napa, California and a mixed case of ONEHOPE’S stunning, limited edition Glitter series including Gold Glitter Edition Brut Sparkling Wine, Pink Glitter Edition California Chardonnay, Silver Edition Brut Sparkling Wine and Edna Valley Pinot Noir Red Glitter Bottle.