Thursday, April 29, 2010

Barrel Tasting To Combat Children's Illiteracy

Now here's something fantastic! I found out that Twitter has teamed up with Crushpad, the world-reknowned custom crush facility now located in Napa Valley, and guess what? They are putting together a great event to help combat children's illiteracy in poor countries. The charity this benefits is called "Room To Read."

On Friday May 7th at 7 PM Pacific time, Noah Dorrance of Crushpad will be broadcasting a live barrel tasting and anyone in the world can take part in it by tuning in! To really take part in it and do your good deed for mankind, there are barrel tasting kits available through BRIXR. The kits are $14.00 each. $5.00 from each kit will go toward the benefit of "Room To Read."

This is a fantastic opportunity to do some preview barrel tastings of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that will be released under the label "Fledgling". These releases will further benefit the charity and bring attention to children's illiteracy around the world. What a great thing! So, with all this in mind, how will you celebrate this event? Here in Des Moines, a friend of mine is hosting a party at a local coffee shop downtown, Amici Espresso. They have agreed to broadcast the live feed while we barrel taste! With a little effort, you can do this too! It's not too late! (To find out more about our local tasting here in Des Moines, please contact Pamela Henkel at It's going to be GREAT!

To watch a short video and learn more on how you can obtain a barrel tasting kit and participate, please go to this link: or view below:

I urge everyone to take part in this worldwide event and spread the word! For more information on "Room To Read" and Crushpad, please go to the websites below! Enjoy your evening and stay tuned for a future post on the event!

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