October is National Breast Cancer Month. For more than 20 years, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has educated women about early breast cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment. Wine Enthusiast Companies lent their support to this noteworthy cause with their annual participation in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Westchester County, New York on October 15—a walk that raised over $1.2 million.
Want to do your part? Read on for ways wine enthusiasts can help this worthwhile cause.
Toast a Cure: For each purchase of the new, limited edition Pink ‘O’ Champagne glasses, Wine Enthusiast is donating 15% of the proceeds to the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Foundation. The first stemless Champagne glasses of their kind, they’re just $21.95 for a set of 2. Another great item benefiting breast cancer awareness is back by popular demand: Riedel’s limited edition Pink ‘O’ stemless wine glass. This colorful glass is deepest pink at the bottom with the color fading as it goes up. $19.95 for a set of 2. wineenthusiast.com
Pop a Cork: For every bottle of Five Rivers wine sold during the month of October, $1 will be donated to the
National Breast Cancer Foundation. The donation is guaranteed to be at least $30,000 on a national basis. Five
Rivers, which features a series of Goddess images on bottles of its Central Coast wine from California, is working with
participating restaurants and retailers to promote the program as an effort to “Save A Local Goddess.” Restaurant waitstaff supporting the effort will sport pink buttons that say “Save A Goddess. Ask Me How.” Retail stores will have a similar pink-themed ribbon hanging from bottles and shelves, and atop special Five Rivers case displays explaining the program. Wine Enthusiast’s reviews of Five Rivers can be accessed here. fiveriverswinery.com
Eat Some Chocolate: Chocolatier RICHART is getting involved in 2006 Breast Cancer action. In order to support this cause, Michel Richart has created an original chocolate: Pink Ribbon Ballotin. Dark chocolate surrounds a multi-layered interior filled with red berry coulis & mango and passionfruit ganache. Exclusively sold until October 31. $33, richart-chocolates.com