Starting in August 2014, we decided to partner with a non-profit for each month. During that that we would offer 5% of our cash register for all the Fridays of a given month to our partner. In addition we crafted customized tastings paired to attributes the partner would use to describe anything that met their fancy.
Here's a favorite from Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest where the wines of the tasting we're paired to Famous Female Firsts:
Recent Non-profit partners for 5% Fridays have included Pacific Pug Rescue, Confluence Environmental Center, da Vinci Arts Middle School, Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest and this month, Friends of Multnomah County Library.
The Friends of Multnomah County Library has put together fun and educational 5-wine tasting flights each week in January focusing of a different aspect of what they support each week. They provided attributes of each 'topic', then we paired wines to the attributes. The first 3 weeks of January celebrated their pairing tastings to their mission, a book sale, Pageturners (Mulnomah County Library coordinated book group sponsored by the Friends), and the 2 tastings still to come on February 23 & 30 from 4-8 each day. The handouts of the those events are below!
Hope you can join us for one or both!!