Staff Report

Berkeley Voice

OAKLAND -- A wine auction at the Claremont Hotel is set for May 4 to benefit Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley, a French immersion school for pre-schoolers through eighth grade, with proceeds going for tuition assistance, technology purchases and teacher training.

The Wine Auction Soiree of the East Bay includes rare bottles of wine and wine-themed food and travel packages. The two featured merchants, among others, are Silver Oak and Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant.

The event will have a silent auction during a two-hour cocktail party followed by a live auction during a gourmet dinner with wine pairings.

Tickets to the event and wine purchases at the auctions are tax deductible. Before April 1 tickets cost $150 per person; after April 1 they are $175. A table for 10 with free valet parking for five cars costs $1,500.

For more information check the web at www.wineauctionsoiree.com



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