Acker Partners With United Sommeliers Foundation To Help Sommeliers Affected By Restaurant Closures

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Leading wine auction house to donate a portion of proceeds from all lots sold on behalf of USF to support the sommelier community

Acker Wines has announced its formal partnership with the United Sommeliers Foundation, (USF), in an effort to support wine professionals affected by the crisis. Acker will be accepting auction consignments of wine and spirits to directly benefit the USF program, which provides financial assistance to sommeliers who have been furloughed as a result of widespread restaurant closures. Acker will donate a portion of its proceeds from each lot sold on behalf of United Sommeliers Foundation to the cause.

“We are very pleased to be working with the United Sommeliers Foundation, helping give back to the sommelier community that has been so good to us over the decades that we’ve spent hosting wine events in many cities worldwide,” said Acker Chairman, John Kapon. “We hope collectors will reach into their cellars, even for just a few bottles, to benefit the sommeliers who help us, in business and in pleasure, during the regular course of our lives. So much of our business is done in the great restaurants of the world, and so we will be accepting consignments to benefit their grant program, assisting wine professionals whose livelihoods have been affected by this ongoing global health crisis. We look forward to doing our part to support efforts like these, and to return to their restaurants to share a glass together soon.”

To offer wines for auction on behalf of the United Sommeliers Foundation, please email wine lists to or visit, including “USF Donation” in the subject line. For more information about the United Sommeliers Foundation, visit

The auction season continues for Acker with a “live online” Spirits-only auction in Hong Kong on May 9th and another sale in New York City on May 15th. Acker is always accepting wines for consignment. Weekly web auctions are closing every week. Acker is hosting Virtual Vintage Tastings with John Kapon on Zoom at 8pm ET and Instagram at 9pm ET on Mondays and Wednesdays. For more information, email

About Acker
Established in 1820, Acker is the oldest wine shop in America and the world’s largest fine and rare wine auction house. Since third generation wine merchant John Kapon, Chairman of Acker, started the auction business in 1998, the house has gained worldwide recognition. Acker offers a vast array of services, including cellar consultations, a deep retail inventory of fine and rare wine for immediate sale, first class wine education amenities, in-store tastings daily, and its ne plus ultra – fine and rare wine auctions.

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