16 mar: I am delighted to report that Charlie Berman of London SW10 has very generously bid £6,000 and wins our Classic Wine Dinner for six. Very many thanks to all of you who under-bid him - your interest is much appreciated and we hope you will continue to be involved with both Comic Relief and jancisrobinson.com
15 mar: Just a few more hours now for you to top the highest bid so far, a very generous £6,000, for this slap up wine dinner for six in London...bids close at midnight tonight Greenwich Mean Time (7pm EST). Results will be announced tomorrow 16 mar 05.
As part of our contribution to this year's Wine Relief, (see www.comicrelief.com for details of the hugely deserving charities which will benefit from every penny bid) masterchef Nicholas Lander (FT restaurant critic and ex-restaurateur) and moi, his sommelier, are delighted to offer the highest bidder via this website a classic wine dinner for six chez nous in London NW3 cooked by him. Wines from our cellar will be served and will include de luxe champagne, Coche Dury white burgundy, at least one mature first growth and other sought-after red bordeaux, and vintage port. No-one will be required to guess anything (unless they want to) and no-one, absolutely no-one, will go hungry or thirsty.
Bids close on the Ides of March, 15 mar 05. Whoever places the highest bid and then sends us a cheque made out to 'Comic Relief (Wine Relief)' for that amount is due dinner on a mutually agreed date here in London for a total of up to six people. Nick and I will also sit at the table unless instructed otherwise.
To place a bid, just click here, choose General Enquiries in the Subject box, insert your name and email address and simply write the amount of your bid in the Message box. If you would prefer your wines to come from some other region(s), just say so when submitting your bid.
The winner of this online auction will be announced here on 16 mar 05.