02/22/2005

Messe Düsseldorf and ProWein support “Wine Saves Life e.V.“

ProWein exhibitors and visitors can join in:

Raffle of a work of art by Charles Kaufman

At least one stand will stand out in terms of appearance and content during the ProWein from 6 to 8 March, namely the info stand of the charitable organisation “Wine Saves Life” in Hall 4 (Stand A 70). No wine, spirits, accessories or any other accessories will be presented here. The organisation will be informing ProWein trade visitors and exhibitors about its aid campaigns, in order to find more donors. Messe Düsseldorf and ProWein have already made a start and purchased a “vinophile” work of art by the painter Charles Kaufman. The Pop Art picture worth € 1,900.00 will be displayed at the “Wine Saves Life“ stand and can be won by visitors and exhibitors. Anyone who buys a raffle ticket for € 20.00 can take part in the raffle. The winner will be chosen under notarial supervision after the fair.


Information on “Wine Saves Life e.V.“

The organisation “Wine Saves Life e.V.“ from Wiesbaden helps children in need – and has already been doing so since 2001. “We concentrate on one or two projects each year and give concrete assistance in order to protect and save children’s lives. This is possible any time with the equivalent of a good bottle of wine”, says Joachim Binz, First Chairman of the organisation recognised as charitable and benevolent, putting the goal of “Wine Saves Life” in a nutshell. Launched by eight founding members, 60 private persons, institutions and companies are now active in the organisation. The website with further detailed information will be going online in March (www.winesaveslife.de).

For example, the organisation supported the “Gorbatschow Foundation” last year in Moscow, which looks after small, largely unknown children’s aid projects in the district of Moscow. In the next three years the children’s aid project “Die kleine Pyramide e.V.“, already launched in 2004, is to be sponsored in Egypt. The Trier pensioner Hilde Breland lives in Egypt over half the year, in order to help sick and poor children. She finances food, clothing and medical care solely through sponsorship and donations.


Information on Charles Kaufman

The native American is also called the painter with the “cheerful style“, as his pictures are colourful and varied, playfully funny and clearly influenced by the picture language of comics. The painter was born in Kansas in 1953, came to Germany after his studies, and has lived in Nordbaden ever since. He started his artistic career in the field of graphics; he worked as Creative Director in an advertising agency and designed numerous illustrations. Even now he paints and draws for a large number of magazines and journals. One of his favourite themes – what else indeed – is food and drink. In Hall 4 (Stand K 08 next to the Cafeterio Bar) ProWein visitors and exhibitors can see a small selection of his work. Further information and impressions can be found at: http://www.charleskaufman.com/.