Bid for Beirut

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I have been so profoundly moved by the catastrophic explosion in Beirut, and the dire situation in which the people of Lebanon find themselves in, that I can’t sit here helplessly and watch.


I have created this auction to raise funds for three initiatives in Beirut with the incredible help and generosity of the wine trade in the UK. 


Why wine in particular?  Well, wine is pretty much Lebanon’s only export, and one which is bringing much needed export dollars into a country which was already in the midst of a financial crisis. 

We are receiving wine donations from the UK’s Wine trade and press so there are bound to be some special lots here for wine lovers!

In aid of:

The re-building of Kamal Mouzawak’s Souk el Tayeb & Tawlet


Beirut Bi Aleb Zahle - Beirut in the heart of Zahle: a group of NGOs from the Bekaa Valley who have come together to rebuild a street in Beirut

Impact Lebanon who distribute funds to vetted NGOs.

(See below for more information)


This will take place over 4 days over the August Bank Holiday – 28th-31st August.


*Please Note: this is a UK based auction and international bidders would have to organise their own collection logistics. Local delivery charges may be applicable - see item descriptions for details.

Lot 68
£ 210
12 bottles from Château Bauduc, including 6 x Rick Stein's Sauvignon Blanc
Lot 82
£ 180
6 Chateau Bauduc Rick Stein's Sauvignon Blanc plus a 6 bottle collection case
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