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Waits-Mast Pouring at Team in Training Benefit by valleyfog
October 1, 2008, 10:21 pm
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We’re pouring wine at our first benefit tasting this weekend. Jennifer’s sister Janine is running with Team in Training at the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco in a couple of weeks and is holding a special wine tasting event on Saturday featuring our wines. The proceeds go towards the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

We’ll be pouring our 2006 Hein Vineyard Pinot Noir and will be doing a special preview of our 2007 wines which were bottled in August. The 07s are not officially released yet, but are coming along quite well in the bottle and we’ll be eager to get the early reactions. Our friends at Crushpad have even donated a special blending experience to be auctioned off at the event.

We’re glad that we can contribute to this important cause. Probably many of us know someone that has had Leukemia or other blood-related cancers. My mother passed away five years ago at 69 from a blood-related cancer called myelodysplasia and my cousin just passed away from leukemia this summer at the age of 41. Team in Training is a great organization that gets people motivated to get in shape and make a difference by raising money for this cause. Back when I was in half-decent shape, I even did Team in Training and cycled over 100 miles near Tucson to raise funds. If you’re so inspired, Janine is still taking donations, up until October 7. You can donate at her Team in Training site here. And read more about her marathon training experience here…she ran 20 miles last weekend. Go J9! Go Team!

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