We live in a pretty great place. We're fortunate enough to enjoy great food, wine, friends, especially those of us who are part of the wine world. When a tragedy so massive as the earthquake that struck Haiti earlier this week occurs, it's tough to thinking of those whose lives were immediately changed forever and wonder how we, in our comfortable, secure, peaceful lives, can make a difference.
While the need is large, we can each play a small part in the recovery that these wonderful people deserve. Please do as much as you can. I don't have a specific recommendation, but the Red Cross is a place to start.
Also, if you're in the SF Bay Area, I'd like to invite you to join me on Monday, Jan 18 at a great event that's being organized by Vinos Unico. Several wineries, importers, sommaliers, winemakers and others are donating their time, wine and food. Come and raise a glass to those who are there helping while we cannot.
Bring your checkbook and donate directly to one of several great charities including Sirona Cares, Doctors Without Borders, Partners in Health and the American Red Cross. Please bring checks made out directly to one or more of these worthy charities.
I'm looking forward to seeing you at The Presidio Cafe from 5-8PM