There wasn’t a pizza, brownie or bottle left when the third annual Mystery Wine Party wrapped up at Q Bar on Sunday. With rmb500 from pin sales and personal donations, and additional funds from an ice bucket game, the event raised 86,700 mao (rmb 8,670) for Maovember.
Mystery Wine sees distributors donate at least five bottles, each worth at least rmb150. These are then wrapped and sold for rmb100, with buyers hopefully finding exciting new wines to try.
Wine donors this year included Australian Natural, Grape Wall of China, La Cava de Laoma, Le Wine, Le Sommelier International, Le Wine, Nongchao Wine, Ponty, Rory Quirk, Seina Growers Champagne, Signature Wine Club and The Wine Republic
Gung Ho! donated three kinds of pizzas while Bread of Life provided brownies. There were also draw prizes from Seina, Ponty, Paul Rochon, Orchard Pig and Jing-A. Q Bar hosted the event and provided glassware, with DJ Peter Stone handling the music.
All in all, it was a fine day of fine wines at fantastic prizes, all for a good cause!
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