Auction Tip #10, Keep An Eye On The Silents


Hello Again, Wine Lovers!

We are close to finishing our 2016 brouchure! As more wine and auction items are being received at the DCWAF office, we are confident our patrons will be pleased with this year's lots. As we have been doing for each Thursday Corkboard, here is another valuable tip to maxamize your auction experience. 

Auction tip # 10, Keep an eye on the silents. There is a lot going on inside the tasting tent while the auction is in full effect. This means it is easy to fail to return and check on your silent lot bids! Between tasting the wines, socializing, and being in your seat for the live lots, it is easy for the night to slip by and someone upbid you on something you hoped to win. Keep your eye on the prize and don't loose that competitive spirit! We suggest to keep an eye on all the lots that catch your eye and have a bidding strategy to ensure you walk out of the tent with everything you wanted. Remember, bid high and bid often!

Taste of the Track 
Located just 90 minutes outside of New York City, Monticello Motor Club's Taste of the Track offers all the luxury typically reserved exclusively for members of this premier automotive country club and private race track.  Whether you've never driven on a track before or you're a track fanatic, the Taste of the Track offers the perfect experience for everyone. Feed your need for speed in the life as a member of the most exclusive motorsports country club in North America, and enjoy the thrill of high-performance driving in a safe and controlled environment.  
This lot includes:  
Access to Monticello Motor Club's (MMC) private 4.1-mile road course  
Hours of seat time in MMC's high-performance fleet vehicles   
Access to karting track and off-road course  
Concierge services and catered meals  
Access to full clubhouse amenities and a full facility tour  
Donated by: Monticello Motor Club  




Beware of Sirens         
St. Cecilia has gathered numerous accolades for its seasonal, coastal European-inspired menu that includes simple and thoughtful dishes inspired by the coastlines of Italy, Spain, and France. Their cuisine combines an old world approach with quality local Southern ingredients. The menu has plenty of options, but seafood and pasta lovers will be especially delighted. When it comes to pasta, Executive Chef, Craig Richards, believes that handmade is always best. This same emphasis on quality is reflected in every dish he creates. The Atlanta restaurant also maintains a vast, European-focused wine list that offers a wide selection of old world wines that pair beautifully with Chef Richards' timeless culinary choices.  
This lot includes: 5-course Dinner for 4 at St. Cecilia by Executive Chef Craig Richards  
Donated by: St. Cecilia, Atlanta GA  
Restrictions: Please book your reservations in advance, for a mutually agreeable time, and is subject to seating availability, excludes holidays, and the month of December. Taxes and gratuity on full value not included.  


Bowfishing in The Bay  
Take your best shot at bow fishing with Gulf-Angler Fishing Charters! This is an exciting challenge for seasoned fishermen who are looking for something unique. Bow fish for various species such as big mullet, alligator gar, and catfish in the bay. Make friendly bets to see which one in your crew can stick the most. 

This lot includes: 4-Hour Bow Fishing Trip in the Bay for 4 people from Gulf-Angler Fishing Charters Donated by: Gulf-Angler Fishing Charters 





-Michaela Mayo 

Published on Thursday, March 10, 2016