Corks & Champs
Fighting to Prohibit Arthritis
Speaking about and living with arthritis isn’t always easy. Arthritis doesn't just afflict adults, it can start as juvenile arthritis (JA). That means a childhood full of physical and emotional pain, with little quality of life. In the state of Wisconsin, over 6,000 children are affected by JA. Over the past seven decades, the Arthritis Foundation has supported JA families – and today we’re renewing our promise to help them live life to its fullest, better than ever before. While we’ve come a long way, there’s still a lot more to accomplish. We can’t do this alone.
Be a Champion of Yes and join us at the Arthritis Foundation’s 2017 International Wine Tasting for a speakeasy tasting experience as we fight to prohibit arthritis.
Friday, February 24, 2017
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
The Pfister Hotel
424 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
The Arthritis Foundation and Baird invite you to get all dolled up in your best roaring twenties fashion, and enjoy a speakeasy tasting experience with other hip cats, as we fight to end arthritis!
Attendees will enjoy casino style games to win bottles of wine or bourbon, raffles, a photo booth, and a fabulous silent auction. It’s sure to be the bee’s knees!
If you don’t want to scram after the event is over, we encourage you to Play and Stay at the Pfister. The Pfister will donate $25 back to the Arthritis Foundation for each room booked for the event. Pretty nifty, eh?
And hey, this is prohibition, so upon purchasing tickets, you’ll receive a “password” to get into the joint. Remember the password, and get entered into a drawing!
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
An elite tasting experience! Breakthru Beverage will be pouring a signature cocktail, which will combine a rose wine and a distilled spirit from Great Lakes Distillery - you won't want to miss it! As a VIP, you'll be able to enjoy hand-crafted award winning distilled spirits poured by our Connoisseur room partner, Great Lakes Distillery. In addition to the enhanced tasting, you'll dine on exquisite appetizers, sample a limited time specialty kringle made by O & H Danish Bakery and enjoy entertainment by the Terry Smirl Trio. Reserve your tickets today for a chance to win the door prize! Tickets are limited and include entry into the Main Tasting.
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
The Main Tasting features nearly 200 wines from 25 different vendors and a sampling of beers; including some of your Milwaukee brewed favorites. Our wine partner, Discount Liquor, will be providing samples of their specialty beers, as well as liquor. Make sure to take note of your favorite wines and place an order that night! Additionally, there will be an assortment of appetizers, a fabulous silent auction, wine pull, photo booth, and casino themed games - you might just walk away with a prize!
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