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Hit pause and re-discover the world through a VIRTUAL WINE TASTING EVENT
hosted by one of the best sommeliers in the country.

OCT 28, 8:30PM EST / 5:30PM PST   &   NOV 1, 7:30PM EST / 4:30PM PST

NYC-BASED

RSVP by Mon, 10/26 for Oct 28th | Fri, 10/30 for Nov 1st 

OUTSIDE NYC

RSVP - CLOSED for Oct 28th | Wed, 10/28 for Nov 1st 
 

HOW WE'LL WINE DOWN

1) Select the date and cocktail hour that works best for you and your quarantine bubble (if you're sharing!)

 

2) Choose your Wine Down Kit – Each kit contains handpicked bottles of wine and access to the exclusive wine tasting event. Every purchase secures food for families in the Philippines via our FeedBack program.

 

3) Expect your Wine Down Kit in the mail

Wine

ABOUT JHONEL

Jhonel Faelnar is Wine Director for Atomix, one of the world's most cutting edge restaurants with 2 Michelin stars. He is Wine Enthusiast's 40 under 40 for 2020, and was named Best New Sommelier by Wine & Spirits Magazine in 2018. He is also a member of ARK's Innovation Board. 

For Wine Down, Jhonel will select 3 wines for you to blind taste. Through the wines, he will bring you to his favorite places, share some insider secrets, and host a night 'out' for you and your teammates to enjoy.   

RESERVE YOUR SPOT & GIVE BACK

The pandemic continues. The growing hunger crisis is expected to claim more deaths than COVID.

 

In the Philippines, 1 in 5 are now experiencing hunger. ARK is fighting this with Feed Back, a vegetable exchange program. Launched in June, Feed Back enables communities to secure their food in just 5 weeks.

 

Farmers who only farmed rice or corn and fisherfolks who were solely dependent on the sea now have gardens that can supply to their families and neighbors all types of vegetables for life.

 

SELECT YOUR WINE DOWN KIT

ENTHUSIAST

 

wine tasting, 3 bottles shipped to you

$110

CHAMPION

secure food for 2 families for life 


wine tasting, 3 bottles shipped to you

$145

LEADER

secure food for 6 families for life 


wine tasting, 3 bottles shipped to you 

$270

LEGEND

secure food for a neighborhood for life

 
wine tasting, 3 bottles +

1 special bottle shipped to you

$775

Notes:
*Amounts above $90 is tax-deductible and can be matched by Microsoft 
*Number of secured families includes the match

*Price is inclusive of shipping fee

* Limited to US-based addresses only

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CAN'T MAKE IT BUT WANT TO GIVE?

$55 secures food for a family for life.  

BONUS: BUILD YOUR CELLAR

Want to leverage Jhonel and secure your own amazing wines for the holidays or for your wine cellar?

SOMMELIER

6-PACK

A curated selection of  6 wines to enjoy during the holidays and beyond.

Secure food for 5 families for life!

$350

SOMMELIER

CELLAR

This thoughtfully selected case of 12 wines will kickstart your wine journey.

Secure food for 12 families for life!

$700

Delivery of wines for both the 6-pack and 12-pack will be after November 1.

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HERE'S HOW YOU ARE

SOLVING HUNGER

ARK partners with rural communities who want to secure their food, kids' schooling and a self-sustaining future.

 

When the pandemic hit, countries like the Philippines had one solution: a lockdown. Farmers - who feed us the food we cannot live without - lost their jobs, income, and access to food that led to hunger, and their existing hardships became more severe.

 

To solve this and WITH its partner communities, ARK created Feed Back, an 8-week vegetable basket program that gifts fresh vegetables to families at risk of hunger. Each weekly basket provide a family of 4 at least 3-4 meals.

 

Here’s the catch. The program buys 100% of the vegetables from participating families. By creating a market for vegetables, the farmers and fisherfolks created gardens in their backyards. This gave the family food. The excess they sold to the program.

 

The impact has been incredible. Communities like Traciano are obliterating hunger in just 5 weeks! Fishing communities like Bogtong and Borac are proving that fisherfolks can farm! Families now have food with many having supply beyond 2020 which they sell to each other and to nearby villages and towns. They are healthy, secure and happy.

FAQ

WHEN IS THE RESERVATION DEADLINE?

To ensure enough time for shipping, reserve your spot by Friday, October 23 noon EST / 3PM PST.

CAN I INVITE OTHERS?

Yes! While this event was designed for the Microsoft GIVE campaign, you can invite non-Microsoft folks to attend as well. While only Microsoft FTEs can secure a match, we encourage those who are able to submit a company match to do so.

HOW CAN I SUBMIT MY COMPANY MATCH?

For Microsoft FTEs: Request a match by going to this link on the Giving Portal.

 

Your tax receipt and match amount will be emailed directly to you.

I HAVE A DIFFERENT QUESTION.

Ping on Teams

or email either 

cmalonzo@microsoft.com or sidsen@microsoft.com

THANK YOU

© 2020 Advancement for Rural Kids.

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