I never, ever need an excuse to drink brut rosÃ© sparkling wine or champagne. But there’s even more reason to enjoy pink bubbly when it helps raise money for breast cancer research during the month of October.
On October 13, Domaine Chandon presents Pink Party 2011, the winery’s annual fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. This year, the exuberant party has been restyled as “Eve of Hope”, a swank $125 per person fashion show featuring creations by Whitney Port. Port gained name recognition after appearing on The Hills and The City. But she proved she had some fashion cred by working for Diane von Furstenburg before launching her own line Whitney Eve.
Party-goers can expect lots of Domaine Chandon Etoile RosÃ©Â – a subtle rosÃ© with hints of dried cranberry and hazelnut – to accompany appetizers by Chef Perry Hoffman of Etoile Restaurant. To order tickets for the 5:30 to 8:3 p.m. event, call 888-242-6366 or visit www.chandon.com
Australian sparkling wine producer Yellowglen is sponsoring a Sparkle for a Cause campaign during the month of October. For every bottle of Pink – their fun and fruity rosÃ© – purchased this month, Yellowglen will donate $1 to the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation.Â The company has pledged to donate a maximum of $25,000 to the organization which creates memorable events for people losing their fight with breast cancer.
Korbel Winery is working to raise money for a cure with its Toast Life Foundation. For every new “Like” on the Korbel Facebook Page, the company is donating $1 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, with a maximum donation of $10,000. If you’ve never tried it, Korbel’s Brut RosÃ© is a dry (as in not sweet) mÃ©thode champenoise wine with lots of strawberry and cherry notes, thanks to its blend of pinot noir and gamay grapes.
So spread the word, buy some bubbly and help fund a breast cancer cure. And while you’re at it, take time this month to do a self breast exam– remember, early detection savesÂ lives!