Wine prodigy Jesse Katz has done it again. The exceptionally talented winemaker of Aperture Cellars, Devil Proof Vineyards and The Setting Wines broke a world record this month when a six-liter bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon The Setting Glass Slipper 2019 won an offer of $ 1 million. dollars for the benefit of the Emeril Lagasse Foundation. .
The foundation’s 19th annual Wine Carnivale was held in New Orleans on November 6, raising a total of $ 3.75 million to support its mission of creating opportunities to inspire, mentor and empower young people to reach their full potential through culinary, nutritional and artistic education. , with an emphasis on the development of life skills.
The Emeril Lagasse Foundation provides capital and programmatic support to eligible nonprofit organizations across the country through its Community Grants program. Recent grant recipients include Covenant House New Orleans, Second Harvest Food Bank, Arc Broward, Food for Thought, and NOCCA.
This record breaking wine comes from Glass Slipper Vineyard in Napa’s Coombsville AVA, the first wine to ever come out of this vineyard, owned by Paul and Suzie Frank. Only 75 cases and this single six-liter bottle were produced.
The Setting Wines was founded in 2014 by Katz, Jeff Cova and Noah McMahon, and aims to be a luxury brand that sees philanthropy as an act of transformation. Katz says: âIt is such an honor to have set the world record for the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold and to raise $ 1 million for a cause close to my heart: the Emeril Lagasse Foundation. to be changed for the better by that one bottle is a happy reminder of why we founded The Setting Wines.
While the six-liter bottle sold at auction is a unique piece, you can purchase a 750ml bottle for $ 185 through a membership in The Setting Society.