Good Thing Going
Established charity auctions break records with new and traditional tactics
On the "Streets of New York" back-lot set at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Calif., a fierce battle was underway, and Dustin Hoffman—not Leonardo DiCaprio—was at the center of it. Three 108-square-foot movie screens projected images of the rivals waving their weapons—in this case, auction paddles—as they tried to outbid one another for a dinner for 10 with Dustin Hoffman and his wife, Lisa, at Celestino Ristorante, a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner in Pasadena, Calif.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 31, 2006.