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A Benefit for Lydia Tillman

Lydia crushing grapes at Guimaro in Galicia

A Benefit for Lydia Tillman

Dear Friends of CSW,

On July 4th our friend and wine-colleague Lydia Tillman was the victim of a brutal attack that has left her hospitalized in critical condition.  Lydia had just relocated to Colorado, and had started a new job working for a wine distributor founded by a CSW Alum. She has been in the ICU for over 4 weeks, without the benefit of medical insurance.  Her apartment was burned in the attack, and she has lost all of her possessions.  The specifics of the story are horrific, and it is beyond words as to how this situation has affected Lydia and her family.  Our aim is to raise money with a benefit tasting so that we can help to make at least a small dent in her sure-to-be very costly medical expenses, and help her along the road to recovery. 

Before she moved west, Lydia’s was sommelier and wine buyer at the outstanding tapas bar Casa Mono, where she was responsible for putting together one of the most creative and comprehensive lists of Spanish wine in the United States, and possibly the world.  Lydia championed Sherry, traditional Rioja, Galicia, the Canary Islands, and so on.  She was kind, generous, and gracious with her knowledge and a joy to taste with. 

With the help of co-sponsors T Edward Wines, and David Bowler Wines, we will be pouring an array of Spanish wines at Terroir Tribeca at 24 Harrison Street on Saturday August 20th from noon to 3pm.  Sherry, Rioja (including a range of old vintages) and more will be represented.  The donation is a minimum of $20.  We expect a large turnout and would appreciate your patience with what we hope will be a large crowd.  If you cannot make the tasting you can also make a donation via Paypal on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Lydia/191956844193943?sk=app_190322544333196

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