What’s your favourite wine? Now picture this: you’re at Artcaffe, enjoying your glass of bubbly during the Nairobi Wine Week and your partner sees there’s a competition and he encourages you to partake. It’s a wine competition, surely, what can come of it? A trip to Spain that’s what!
This is exactly what happened in Margaret Njenga and Joseph Lelo’s case. During the Nairobi Wine Week and Festival, Artcaffe was running a competition for wine lovers. All you had to do was order your favourite wine, record a video talking a tad bit about the wine, nominate a partner you’d travel with, post it on either Facebook or Instagram and rally your friends to give you the highest number of likes and comments and voila, you’d secure yourself a trip to Spain!
Artcaffe, in partnership with Turkish Airlines, The Wine Company and Rickshaw Travels came together to offer one winner and their partner a fantastic trip. The announcement was made at the Artcaffe Capital Centre outlet where Margaret and her partner Joseph got the reward.
They will be staying at the luxurious Marques de Riscal which overlooks grand vineyards. The hotel is famed for its architectural design and premium features.
Margaret was excited about the trip saying, “I got the call from them in the evening just after work. It had been a long day and the news just made my day. Surprisingly, we joined the competition on the last day and had about 2 or 3 days to solicit for likes. We were at Artcaffe Junction Mall and saw the competition and my partner encouraged me to participate. I’m very excited about this trip.”
Rickshaw Travels Executive Director, Binoy Zachariah talked to Yummy.co.ke about the competition saying, “If there’s one experience I want the winners to take with them is wine, the second one is wine and more wine! Apart from that, a fantastic trip and a good time in Spain.”
Turkish Airlines General Manager, Mustafa Ozkahraman congratulated the winners saying, “Congratulations again. I know you’re going to have an amazing time in Spain. We’re looking forward to making this trip a beautiful one for you as you fly with us.”
Taj Bedi, the director at The Wine Company, added, “Marques de Riscal is a lovely hotel overlooking the winery. You (Margaret and Joseph) are going to taste some of the finest wines in the world. I’m sure you’ll have fun. Congratulations.”
The intimate ceremony ended with a toast and some delicious bitings courtesy of Artcaffe.
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