I'll try to write more about this later, but I am delighted that the University of California Press, my employer, has allowed me to support Menu for Hope again this year.
This is the sixth year of A Menu For Hope, the grassroots charity event for wine and food bloggers that started in response to the horrible Tsunamis of 2004. Last year's event raised more than $60,000 for the UN's World Food Programme, which set up a special arrangement so that 100% of the proceeds went to the people we were trying to help.
Our prize this year is:
WB08 Wine Book Bonanza
There's only one thing better than drinking wine, and that's drinking wine with a nice wine book on your lap. Here's your chance to add to your library and maybe learn a thing or two in the process. Courtesy of University of California Press, pick any 5 wine books from their current list of titles. Value: approx $150. UC Press Wine Books - http://www.ucpress.edu/books/WINMAJ.sub.php. Courtesy of: University of California Press. Bid on this item with code: WB08.
More information is available at http://www.vinography.com/archives/2009/12/menu_for_hope_vi_win_some_wine.html
Please support this wonderful cause. I'm off to browse the prizes myself!