Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 15, 2013
Mark Nelson, co-owner of Classic Wine Storage & Services, has announced that Classic has been selected as the wine storage and inventory management partner for the 2013 Côtes du Coeur. Classic will be responsible for receiving, storing, inventorying and assisting with the packaging of over 2,000 wine donations for the gala’s auction.
The spring gala, sponsored by the Dallas Division of the American Heart Association, is the largest event of its kind with all proceeds going directly to the AHA for research and heart health educational programs. Over its two decade history, Côtes du Coeur has raised more than $18 million.
“We are honored by the Society’s trust in us to care for the wine donations in advance of the gala,” said Mr. Nelson. “This is the perfect opportunity to support an important cause while doing what Classic does best: protecting and managing wine cellars."
As a part of their engagement, Classic will receive wine donations at their Fort Worth, Southlake, and Dallas locations; store all wine in Classic's temperature and humidity-controlled facilities; manage the inventory of wine; assist in packaging of auction lots, assuring lots are paired appropriately; and supply wine shippers and boxes for safe packaging and palletizing.
“As the largest private collector storage company in Texas, Classic is the ideal partner for Côtes du Coeur,” said Ashley Blumberg, Côtes du Coeur’s Auction Director. “This relationship assures that our donors’ wines will be cared for with exacting standards, preparing us for what will hopefully be our best auction yet.”
Côtes du Coeur draws approximately 1,200 guests to Dallas each year. Guests come from across the Southwest and include wine industry leaders, wine collectors, business and community leaders, physicians and members of the medical community. The spring gala features a tasting menu and wine pairings from 30 prestigious domestic and international wineries. Acclaimed Dallas chef Richard Chamberlain heads a team of 16 celebrated chefs to create this multi-course fine dining experience, in which each dish is inspired by a specific wine varietal. The gala also offers the opportunity for guests to purchase some of the finest wines in the world as part of a silent auction featuring more than 2,000 wines.
About Classic Wine Storage & Services
Classic Wine Storage & Services was established in 2006 in Southlake, Texas, to provide wine storage in ideal environments for private collectors and commercial enterprises. The company focuses on every aspect of storing clients’ collections and provides an array of complementary services.
For more information about Classic and its locations in Dallas, Southlake and Fort Worth, visit http://www.classicwinestorage.com.
About Côtes du Coeur
Côtes du Coeur is a series of events leading up to an annual black-tie fine wine auction and celebrity chef dinner held in Dallas, Texas, benefiting the American Heart Association (AHA). Sponsored by the Dallas Division of the AHA, the spring gala is the largest of its kind and is the number one gala in the nation for the American Heart Association. Proceeds from Côtes du Coeur go directly to the AHA for cardiovascular research and heart health educational programs. During its 21-year history, Côtes du Coeur has attracted more than 18,000 attendees and has raised more than $18 million. For tickets and information, visit http://www.dallaswineauction.com/.
About the American Heart Association
Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association today is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart diseases and stroke. These diseases, America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers, and all other cardiovascular diseases, claim over 800,000 lives a year. Each year, the American Heart Association invests millions in research, professional and public education, advocacy and community service programs to help all Americans live longer, healthier lives. To learn more, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit http://www.americanheart.org.