Fine and Rare Wine Dealer Partners With Charity: Raising Money For Children Through Collectible Wine

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Mark Gardner M.D., founder of Pass The Wine, has successfully united his life-long goal of addressing children's health issues with his passion for fine wine. This month Pass The Wine will initiate the acceptance of well stored fine and rare wine donations. Benchmark Wine Group will work with donors to handle the collection of donated wine and will find buyers to generate proceeds for the charitable work of Pass The Wine.

Through Dr. Gardner's vision and hard work, wine collectors throughout the country now have an easy way to donate their fine wine to help these important causes.

Benchmark Wine Group today announced its partnership with Share Your Wine, Inc. dba Pass The Wine. To benefit children's charities, Benchmark Wine Group Napa, Inc. of Napa, CA, announced today that it will partner with Florida-based non-profit organization Share Your Wine, Inc. dba Pass The Wine, founded by Mark Gardner, MD. Dr. Gardner has successfully united his life-long goal of addressing children's health issues with his passion for fine wine. This month Pass The Wine will initiate the acceptance of well stored fine and rare wine donations. Benchmark Wine Group will work with donors to handle the collection of donated wine and will find buyers to generate proceeds for the charitable work of Share Your Wine, Inc.

"My passion for wine is only equaled by my strong notion that wine enthusiasts - collectors, producers, purveyors - all have a deep rooted spirit of wanting to share their wine," said Dr. Mark Gardner, founder of Share Your Wine, Inc. "Our charity is a natural extension of this belief. When I began to develop the idea for Pass The Wine, I called David Parker and his team at Benchmark. It is because of their efforts that this charity has come to life."

"We are delighted to be working with Share Your Wine," said Benchmark's CEO, David A. Parker. "Through Dr. Gardner's vision and hard work, wine collectors throughout the country now have an easy way to donate their fine wine to help these important causes."

To donate well stored bottles of fine and collectable wine and receive a tax deduction, collectors can go to http://www.passthewine.org and pledge the bottles they would like to contribute. They will be contacted regarding the value of their donation based on the auction valuation database of Benchmark's affiliate The Wine Market Journal (http://www.winemarketjournal.com) and will be provided with all packing and shipping information. Benchmark will thoroughly inspect all donated wines and work with its sister company, online auction house Brentwood Wine Company (http://www.brentwoodwine.com), to offer bottles in excellent condition to collectors. Proceeds will then be passed to Share Your Wine, Inc. for charitable work.

About Share Your Wine, Inc.
Share Your Wine, Inc. dba Pass the Wine is a non-profit public benefit charity under Internal Revenue Code 501 (c) (3). Its mission is to award funds to various social institutions and outreach programs that are seeking to improve the social conditions, health and physical fitness of financially disadvantaged children. Find out more about how you can share and who will benefit by visiting the website http://www.passthewine.org

About Benchmark Wine Group, Inc.
Founded in 2002, Benchmark Wine Group is a premier importer and reseller of fine and rare wine of impeccable provenance, providing these to some of the world's top restaurants, retail shops and collectors at wholesale prices. It maintains a website at http://www.benchmarkwine.com and shares ownership with The Wine Market Journal and Brentwood Wine Company, LLC.

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact information (press members only):
Jonathan Clark
Benchmark Wine Group, Inc.
707-255-3500

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