The Golden Vines® Fine Wine, Rare Spirit & Experience Auction





Chateau Cheval Blanc.
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With over 130 auction lots, this year’s charity auction is your chance to buy some extraordinary bottles along with ‘money-can’t-buy’ experiences at some of the world’s leading fine wine and spirit estates.


The Golden Vines Charity Online  It is a unique opportunity for fine wine and rare spirit lovers to buy some rare jewels, direct from estate cellars, along with ‘money-can’t-buy experiences’ at the world’s leading estates for you and your guests. 



Familia Torres
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Always wanted to gain entry to Petrus, the famed Pomerol estate? You can buy a very rare Imperial (6 Litre) of 1996 Petrus with a VIP tour, tasting and vineyard visit at the estate, followed by a private lunch featuring historic back vintages hosted by owner, Jean Moueix, at his family estate in Libourne for 8 guests. Always wanted to visit Harlan Estate in Napa Valley? You and seven guests can do so, and also come away with a rare Double Magnum (3 Litre) of 2016 Harlan Estate signed by Bill Harlan. Trying to get hold of Magnums (1.5 Litre) of Klaus Peter Keller’s G-Max Riesling?  This is your chance, along with a picnic lunch with the Keller family at the top of his Schubertslay Vineyard.


These are just a handful of examples, from a catalogue replete with incredible experiences offering some of the world’s finest wines to be enjoyed in truly stunning and iconic locales the world over.



Chateau Pétrus
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Along with the fine wine lots, there are also some unique rare spirit offerings, including up to four bottles of ten produced of a uniquely blended old cognac from Maison Camus in homage to the late, great Gérard Basset, along with a private dinner with the owner, Cyril Camus, in his private apartment in Paris for every bottle purchased.


Auction lots are offered at a wide variety of price points, meaning that there are plenty of incredible wines, spirits and experiences from across the globe to entice you!



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There’s also a chance to bid on the Sotheby’s Golden Vines Live Auction by placing a maximum bid prior to the Live Auction on Friday 13th October (, including lots from VistaJet, Gucci, Boucheron, courtside seats at the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, and a host of Michelin-3 Star experiences from the likes of Massimo Bottura, Alain Ducasse and Mauro Colagreco. 



Catena Zapata
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Monies raised from the auction goes to The Gérard Basset Foundation to fund educational and professional programmes in the wine, spirits and hospitality sectorsfocused upon improving diversity and inclusivity, helping people from a wide range of historically marginalised communities to thrive and succeed in their chosen profession. The Foundation funds programmes in over 15 countries globally, in addition to its ground-breaking scholarship programmes co-sponsored by Taylor’s Port, Dom Pérignon, Artemis Domaines, Camus, The Brooklyn Nets & New York Liberty Foundation, Michel Reybier Hospitality, and Wine Owners. 





The auction is open online from 1st October and closes at midnight on Sunday 15th October. Curated, the fine wine members’ auction site, are hosting the auction for the Gérard Basset Foundation using their proprietary software. If you want to bid, please use this link:



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About Liquid Icons

Liquid Icons is a fine wine research and content production company founded by two friends – the late, great Gérard Basset OBE MW MS and Lewis Chester DipWSET – and joined by Sasha Lushnikov to “do stuff in wine”. We create first-class original content and research about the world’s greatest fine wines and spirits. Our work encompasses motion picture, industry research, recognition and celebration of wine and spirits excellence, charitable and fundraising activities, as well as educational initiatives.



Emidio Pepe
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About Gérard Basset Foundation 

Set up to honour the legacy and memory of Gérard Basset OBE MS MW by addressing the wine industry’s most pressing issues through education, training & mentorship, the Gérard Basset Foundation comprises a multidisciplinary team of industry-leading professionals: Nina Basset FIH, Romané Basset, Lewis Chester DipWSET, Ian Harris MBE DipWSET, Sasha Lushnikov, Jancis Robinson OBE MW:



Taylor’s Port
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