In a time marked by financial cutbacks and cautious spending, Rusty Staub's annual wine auction and dinner raised over $1 million for the first time in its 10-year history. Last year's benefit brought in close to $600,000, a record that was shattered this year, and as recent as three years ago, the event topped out at $180,000.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 31, 2001.
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