I received this message this morning and found the idea of the bottle search fascinating. (In terms of marketing, it's a great idea!) The Charles Krug Winery / Peter Mondavi Family has been generous with WSBE Rhode Island PBS during our annual wine event, donating delicious wines over the years to help us raise programming funds. In fact, in the 2011 silent auction of An Evening Uncorked just this past February, there was a 3 Litre Charles Krug Generations, signed by Marc Mondavi and Peter Mondavi, Sr. Were you the high bidder?
So, on two levels - because you might have THE bottle the winery seeks among your other wine bottles, and because the winery has been a friend to WSBE Rhode Island PBS - I share this message and news release with you. Happy Thanksgiving!
You may have seen the recent AP “Ghost Stories” article, which included Charles Krug Winery. [Editor's Note: I didn't see this story, but if you did and would like to tell us about it, please feel free to comment.] Old ghosts and old wine bottles are both part of the history of Charles Krug, which is Napa Valley’s oldest winery, founded in 1861. That was the year Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated and the Civil War began.
You’ll find details on our “oldest bottle” search, which goes through the end of the year, below. If you could share this with your audience, we would appreciate it. We’re hoping for some great old finds. Thanks much!
SEARCH FOR OLDEST CHARLES KRUG WINE BOTTLE ANNOUNCED
Bottle to be part of history exhibit at Napa Valley’s first winery