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At the big tents, 2011 High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction
At the big tents, 2011 High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction
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The High Museum Atlanta is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Wine Auction. This event is the largest charity wine auction in the U.S. benefiting the arts and is on the top 10 list of charity wine auctions (Wine Spectator Magazine) in the United States. The funds generated by the Auction now amount to more than $19 million over the last 19 years, those funds have helped to support the Museum’s exhibition and educational programming.

Do not miss out on the best wine event in Atlanta, four days of wine and food celebrating art with friends and family. The 20th annual celebration starts on Wednesday March 28 and extends to Saturday March 31, 2012. Once again, the main events will take place at big-top tents in Atlantic Station.

The four days of festivities will include:

  • Wednesday March 28: Artist Dinner and Dine Around Dinners.
  • Thursday, March 29: The Trade Tasting and in-home Winemaker Dinners.
  • Friday, March 30: Several Tasting Seminars, followed by the Friday Night Fête: (A special evening under the tents for benefactors, sponsors and winemakers, with the 2012 Special Guest Chefs preparing a multi-course menu and live music by Class Act Band.)
  • Saturday, March 31: Will feature the main event: The Vintners’ Reception and Live Auction.

The High Museum Wine Auction’s Special Guests of Honor for 2012 are Jim Clendenen from Au Bon Climat, Robert Bower from Fladgate Partnership and Miguel Torres Jr. from Torres (Chile). David Fischer from Ramey Wine Cellars is the Special Friend-in-Wine. The Special Guest Chefs are Ben and Karen Barker from Magnolia Grill, Durham, North Carolina; Gerry Klaskala from Aria; Anne Quatrano from Bacchanalia, Floataway Café, Star Provisions, Quinones and Abattoir; and Frank Stitt from Highlands Bar and Grill, Birmingham, Alabama.

For more information about specific events, venues and to buy tickets, please visit If you are in the trade, register for the March 29 trade only tasting at Trade Tasting Registration.


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