Wine For Haiti Disaster Relief (How You Can Help)

Vinted on January 15, 2010 binned in commentary

Driving home last night, I heard a segment on NPR about the local response to the current disaster in Haiti:

  • A Haitian man had made his way to one of the camps being set up to care for the displaced. He was asked if he was injured or looking for lost relatives.  No, he said, he was fine and his family was unharmed.  He had come to see if he could in any way comfort those who had no one left after the devastating earthquake.  The man ended up comforting an eight year old girl whose entire family had been killed in the disaster.

There are scores of stories like this. 

The situation for Haitians was dire before the quake – now, it’s abysmal, and there is no government relief effort.  Now you can help, in two wine-related ways:

  1. The first way comes to us via mweb’s posterous site: If you purchase charity wine at using the promo code HAITI you receive a 20% discount and 20% of your purchase will go to support those in need (via donations to Partners in Health).
  2. The next comes to us via PalatePress: is partnering with Brother, can you spare a bottle? to create a wine auction from wines that you donate from your cellar, with proceeds going to the American Red Cross.  Palate Press is covering costs of shipping and handling to the auction winners. Check out the details at

Please spread the word, support one of these causes if you can!





  • Chris

    Thanks for the info, Joe. I hope everyone will donate in some way.

    Another good way to donate without spending cash is to go to your local Red Cross and donate a pint of blood. Your blood may not get to Haiti, but the whole supply of blood gets depleted with these disasters and there is always a need in your local community as well.

    • 1WineDude

      But skip the wine beforehand! :)

  • Lori

    Very cool Joe. It's amazing what creativity comes out of disaster.

    • 1WineDude

      And those folks need all of the creativity that we can spare right now!

  • David Honig

    Thanks Joe. All the help is appreciated.

    • 1WineDude

      My pleasure – best of luck on the effort!

  • Bob Whisten

    Sequoia Grove Winery in Rutherford Is donating all of their Tasting fees collected from Saturday,Sunday and Monday to the Haiti Disaster Relief Fund.

  • 1WineDude

    Thanks, Bob!!

  • 1WineDude

    Hi all – I just got an e-mail from Greg over at and .

    According to Greg: "My online wine store is donating to Haiti since last weekend and I've extended our offer to send money to Haiti from online sales through Friday Jan. 22."

    Check it out!

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