Wow it’s been a wet weekend.  Fortunately we have been catching up on our drought ravaged region’s rain consumption, but Australia has not been as lucky.  If you haven’t heard, there are over 13 separate out of control wild fires (called bushfires in Oz) burning as we speak.  With Victoria being one of the most prolific wine producing regions in Australia, many well known names have been catastrophically affected.


Some of the many fires have been intentionally set, and many lives have been lost.  To benefit the Australian Red Cross, which is assisting with those 7000 people left homeless and over 300 people that have been killed by these fires, The Jug Shop has partnered with Crushpad to host a benefit this Friday, Feb 20th, at Crushpad in San Francisco.  for those of you that remember our own wildfires here in California, please try to make this event where several of Victoria’s greatest wines will be poured for your $30 donation.

Please RSVP HERE.  Advanced registration is essential.  No tickets will be sold at the door.

The event takes place on Friday Feb 20th at Crushpad – 2573 – Third Street in San Francisco

If you would like to donate additional funds or items to a fundraising auction, please email Dawn Lillington at


If you’d like more information regarding the fires and information on how to donate directly to the Australian Red Cross, please visit:



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