PESSAC, France, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 2010 was a year highlighted by several prestigious dinners organized around the world to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the acquisition of Chateau Haut-Brion by Mr. Clarence Dillon.
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Mr. Dillon's great-grandson, Prince Robert of Luxembourg, who has been presiding over Domaine Clarence Dillon since 2008, wished to create a grand finale to crown these events. As a result, in collaboration with Lord Linley (the founder of Linley fine bespoke furniture), Prince Robert has designed and commissioned a limited series of furniture: 20 wine consoles, a true work of art designed to house the most prestigious collection of Chateau Haut-Brion vintages (15 reds and 5 whites).
Eleven of these consoles will be auctioned off throughout the course of 2011 and 2012 in the same countries where the prestigious anniversary dinners were held in 2010: France, England, America, China, Japan and Russia.
All proceeds from the sales will be donated to a variety of hand-picked local charities working in the fields of health, education and childhood development.
Prince Robert of Luxembourg will launch the series of auctions at amfAR's celebrated Cinema Against AIDS Gala on Thursday, May 19 during the Cannes Film Festival.
During the festival, a console of red wines will be auctioned off, with all proceeds benefiting amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. This benefit gala is one of the most prestigious charity events in Europe and has been held for the past 18 years during the Cannes Film Festival.
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