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3/30/2011

Raise a Glass to COC's 12th Annual Fine Wine Auction

Toronto, Ontario –The Canadian Opera Company’s 12th annual Fine Wine Auction brings 300 enthusiasts together to bid on almost a quarter of a million dollars worth of hard-to-find fine wines on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at the trendy Crush Wine Bar (455 King St. W.) in Toronto. 

CTV reporter Paul Bliss hosts this year’s lavish, libatious event which features an impressive assortment of wines that have a total value of more than $212,000.  A pre-auction cocktail at 6 p.m. begins the April 7th festivities and the live auction starts at 7 p.m.  Leading the charge will be Stephen Ranger, Toronto’s best known auctioneer, negotiating the bidding over these exquisite wines from private collections including:

  • 1966, 1970, 1976, 1983 Château Lafite Rothschild
  • 1970, 1976, 1981, 1983 Château Latour
  • 1966, 1982, 1986, 1995 Château Margaux
  • 1999 Château d’Yquem
  • 1994, 2003 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1995, 1998, 2003 Harlan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2004 Ornellaia Masseto

In addition to bidding on exclusive wines, guests can indulge in an irresistible array of culinary delicacies, chocolates, cheeses and tasting wines, and can participate in a silent auction featuring items such as theatre experiences, restaurant gift certificates, winery tours, hotel accommodations, a helicopter tour of Niagara, a Christian Louboutin clutch, a private Mombacho Cigar tasting and a session with one of Canada’s leading portrait photographers, V. Tony Hauser.

The annual wine auction is a great night out for wine aficionados and novices alike, with desirable selections   for those adding to already-established wine cellars as well as those just starting their collections.  Tickets to the wine auction are $85 and can be purchased online at coc.ca or by calling 416-363-8231.   All proceeds benefit the COC.

The COC’s 12th annual Fine Wine Auction is presented in part by Crush Wine Bar and Restaurant, Stephen Ranger Fine Art Valuation and Consultancy, The Cheese Boutique and Rheo Thomson Candies as well as CTV and The Globe and Mail.

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