The 10th edition of the La Part des Anges charity auction of exceptional cognacs was held last night on September 22nd in Cognac, France, and raised a record amount for the Fondation Apprentis d’Auteuil, an organization which has benefited underprivileged youth and the most vulnerable families for 150 years.
This charity auction, organized by the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC) in partnership with the auction house ArtCurial, raised a record sum of 265,700 Euros under the careful eye of this year’s event patron, starred Chef Guy Savoy. The money raised from the sales, the result of the deep mobilization of the Cognac industry and Artcurial’s international network of collectors, will provide young students at a hospitality and catering school with a new kitchen.
Twenty-four decanters and exceptional blends, offered by Cognac houses, and an art piece, were sold under the supervision of Laurie Matheson, Luc Dabadie and Marie Calzada – wine experts at Artcurial –, and the gavel of Artcurial’s auctioneer Maître Hervé Poulain, in presence of 700 French and international guests.
For the first time, a partnership with the first platform for online donations HelloAsso was developed to encourage the generosity of the Cognac sector for three regional associations: Our Neighborhoods Have Talent (NQT) Poitou Charentes, the Course the Odyssey and the Soroptimist Club of Cognac. More than 9 000 Euros ($10,000) in pledges have been raised since the donation campaign was launched on July 15th, 2016. The donation portal will close on October 15th, 2016 on lapartdesanges.cognac.fr
Since 2006, La Part des Anges has helped a dozen charitable projects in the areas of employment, education, heritage or social.
The next edition will take place in 2018, as the event has become biennial.
Photo of the Cellar Masters (*) who generously offered decanters for the 10th Part des Anges
©BNIC/Gilles de Beauchêne for Jade Agency
1st row: Gilles Merlet, Merlet ; Yann Fillioux, Jas Hennessy and Co; Anne Sarteaux, Cognac Meukow; Isabelle Couprie, Cognac Gautier; Dominique Touteau, Delamain & Cp; Baptiste Loiseau, Rémy Martin; Edouard Normandin, Cognac Normandin-Mercier
2nd row: Christophe Valtaud, Martell; Alexandre Gabriel, Maison Ferrand; Richard Braastad, Tiffon; Laurent Vallet, Château Montifaud; Olivier Blanc, Léopold Gourmel; Rémi Boinaud, J. Dupont Cognac
Top left from bottom to top: Michel Casaveccchia, Château de Cognac S.A.S; Patrice Piveteau, Cognac Frapin; David Croizet, Maison J.A. Renault
Top right from bottom to top: Eric Forget, Hine; Patrice Pinet, Courvoisier; Pierre Vaudon, François Voyer; Christian Guérin, ABK6