Last week, the annual Buy-Rite Super Sampler raised over $30,000 for the Sarala Bathena Foundation, The Monmouth Museum and Habitat For Humanity with a tasting of over 500 wines, beers and spirits at Eagle Oaks Golf Club in Farmingdale, NJ. Buy-Rite, which has a nearby Holmdel location, hosted their 12th annual Super Sampler at the nationally-recognized golf club with just shy of 400 guests in attendance. The event included music, live performers and a buffet dinner catered by Eagle Oaks.
Each guest had the opportunity to sample the 500 wines, beers and spirits – and the VIP section featured a caviar tasting, Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque 2007 and approximately 50 top wines and tequilas. Among these is a $700 value Penfolds Grange and Sassicaia 2015, which has been regarded as the top wine in the world, as well as a $200 craft beer, Samual Adams Utopias. The event also featured a silent auction, highlighted by a 3 Liter Fanti Brunello, Eagle Oaks Golf Foursome, 1.5 Liter Besserat de Bellefon Rose and over 40 other options. The liquor franchise, which has over 54 locations in New Jersey, has chosen a date for the 2019 Buy-Rite Super Sampler of October 19, 2019 and will again be held at Eagle Oaks Golf Club. Visit Jersey City’s location here: buyritewines.com
About the Sarala Bathena Foundation:
This foundation was started in memory of Sarala Bathena, a beloved wife and mother who lost her battle with cancer. The foundation aims to honor her spirit of generosity by contributing in anyway possible for people affected by cancer. In the past, the foundation has donated funds to help patients at the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital and the Red Cross Cancer Hospital in India. They are also planning on setting up a scholarship program in Jersey City and working with organizations that help at risk youth. Learn more here: saralabathenafoundation.org
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