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
RSVP by Mon, 10/26 for Oct 28th | Fri, 10/30 for Nov 1st
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
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
secure food for 2 families for life
wine tasting, 3 bottles shipped to you
secure food for 6 families for life
wine tasting, 3 bottles shipped to you
secure food for a neighborhood for life
wine tasting, 3 bottles +
1 special bottle shipped to you
*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
BONUS: BUILD YOUR CELLAR
Want to leverage Jhonel and secure your own amazing wines for the holidays or for your wine cellar?
Delivery of wines for both the 6-pack and 12-pack will be after November 1.
HERE'S HOW YOU ARE
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.
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.