Where there’s a browser, there’s a way! Auctions are no longer limited to one evening affairs where you’re out of luck if you’re out of town or otherwise engaged. With the help of technology, wine, travel, and auction lovers around the globe have the ability to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences and rare, collectable bottles of wine.
Lyric Opera Wine Auction 2018, celebrating its 30th anniversary on April 14, 2018, has partnered with Gesture, a mobile bidding company from Westmont, to assist in online capabilities for bidders to engage from across the world. Through April 13, 2018, all of the live and silent auction lots are available online for bidding. Such magnificent lots include a dinner cruise on Lake Michigan with Master Sommerliers Ken Fredrickson and Alpana Singh and a meal created by James Beard Award Winner Sarah Grueneberg; a 1945 bottle of Mouton-Rothschild; six 1996 Château Margaux Magnums; private tours of Napa, Burgundy, Bordeaux and more.
Orchestrated triennially by the Women’s Board, each auction makes a profound impact on Lyric’s commitment to offer a multifaceted program of education, community engagement, and artistic initiatives, along with unparalleled creative expression.
More information and the full catalogue can be found online at lyricopera.org/wineauction2018, where online bidding is currently available. The hardest question now is which lot(s) speak to you?