Drink Well DC: 2010 Drink Well, Do Good Tour
Location: Funxion, 1309 F Street, NW Washington, DC, 20004
Please note, your ticket receipt from Local Wine Events serves as your entry ticket to this event.
ISAW (International Society of Africans in Wine) leads the 2010 Drink Well Do Good Tour, a 14-city global series of food, wine, and art exhibitions and concerts.
Join us for Drink Well DC on Saturday, May 15th!
What: Drink Well DC is an evening reception, featuring wines produced by indigenous African vintners, courtesy of official tour sponsor Heritage Link Brands. Wines will be paired with delicious Afro-centric cuisine prepared by renowned chefs Marvin Woods and Summer Whitford (see “Our Wines and “Our Chefs” below for more information).
Drink Well DC will also feature Afrobeat music by local sensation DJ Underdog, along with an art exhibition and silent auction. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on artwork, wine tastings, and other unique items, including soccer regalia provided by members of the DC United Soccer Team and South African National Team, who will be in attendance at the event!
When: Saturday, May 15th, from 7 to 10 pm.
Where: Drink Well happens at Funxion, a new-age space in downtown DC that’s all about a fit and fun lifestyle. Visit http://www.funxion.com/.
Why: To celebrate Africa with incredible wine, food, arts and music inspired by the continent—and to empower indigenous Africans through wine and education. All proceeds from the Drink Well Do Good tour go to the ISAW FOUNDATION (06-1836766) in the development of a viticultural training center on the estate of M’hudi, South Africa’s first and only black-family owned vineyard. At the center, indigenous Africans will learn high-value skills like winemaking and viticulture Visit http://www.toastafrica.com/ or http://www.isawfoundation.org/ to learn more.
Our Wines: Featured wines at Drink Well DC will be provided courtesy of Heritage Link Brands, the preeminent importer and distributor of wine from the African continent and its Diaspora. The company represents vintners that, even in the post-apartheid South Africa –make up less than two percent of the wine industry in a country that is 80 percent black. Heritage Link Brands’ portfolio of wines is available in over 800 restaurants and retailers across the country, and online. For more information and to purchase wines, visit www.heritagelinkbrands.com.
Our Chefs: Marvin Woods is an Emmy® Award-nominated television host, cookbook author and celebrated chef recognized for his wildly inventive take on food rooted in northern Africa, South America, the Caribbean and the Low Country. His book credits include “The New Low Country” and “Home Plate Cooking,” the latter a spin-off of his TV show “Home Plate,” which regularly drew over 7 million viewers. Marvin’s food has been regularly featured in O magazine, Food & Wine, Southern Living and other national publications.
Summer Whitford has over 20 years of experience in the food and wine industry, and has won numerous awards for her work. She formerly served as editor of World Class Cuisine, a highly rated show syndicated in 72 countries. She is also the author of the recently released book Join Us At the Embassy, which is a gastronomic tour of the embassies in Washington, DC from countries including Kenya, Afghanistan, and Chile. She draws extensive crowds through her regular appearances at wine and culinary events in the greater Washington area. Visit http://www.foodandwinediva.com/home.html.
FoodArtsDC is a Washington-DC based catering company, specializing in preparing delicious foods for the arts. The primary provider of cuisine for the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Phillips Collection, FoodArtsDC also designs menus and foods that are inspired, beautiful and fitting with event themes. With Chef Andrew Holden at the helm, FoodArtsDC currently offers a Sunday brunch and regular monthly events at the Corcoran and the Phillips, and continues to delight DC audiences and visitors alike with its delicious offerings.