Wine auctions have long been a great way to raise money and awareness for charity. They’re fun, convivial, and underlined with adrenaline. The addition of NFTs brings an enormous amount of potential to raise even more, by adding layers of entertainment, security, and — even better — ongoing donations through a built-in royalty scheme.
Join us for an exciting discussion about just how philanthropic the pairing of wine and NFTs can be, hosted by Garth Hodgdon, the Director of the Legacy Cellar Foundation. This donor-advised fund allows wine connoisseurs to convert their curated collections into game-changing gifts for the charities and causes they are passionate about.
As the director of the Legacy Cellar Foundation, Garth is responsible for working with the world’s most passionate wine aficionados to transition their collections into transformative gifts to charities and causes they care most about. A commanding name on the US wine scene, Hodgdon is a certified Advanced Sommelier, who was named one of the "Best New Sommeliers in America" by Wine & Spirits magazine back in 2010 and whose previous experience includes being the US Ambassador for Krug Champagne and sommelier of Thomas Keller’s Michelin-starred Bouchon Bistro in Yountville, California.
Club dVIN co-founder Behdad Shahsavari is an innate business builder, bringing over 25 years of expertise in wine, venture capital, start-ups and managements. He is a partner in several VC firms including Antler, a global foundry and incubator; a board member and an advisor. With his diverse track record in wine and venture capital, Shahsavari leads Club dVIN's product, tech and business development.
A passion-driven community builder, David Garrett is Club dVIN co-founder with an impressive track record in a number of tech, wine and finance ventures like the groundbreaking The Vines of Mendoza project or a digital wine list and database Entaste. He is focused on leading Club dVIN’s community efforts, fostering meaningful connections among the ever-growing community of wine enthusiasts.