Annual Detroit Uncorked to Benefit Gleaners

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 The Detroit headquarters of Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan on Friday will welcome more than 600 food and wine enthusiasts for the 11th annual Detroit Uncorked.

Guests will be treated to a variety of international wines and a selection of Michigan-made craft beers and premium spirits. Proceeds will benefit Gleaners and each dollar raised will provide three nutritious meals for hungry neighbors in the community.

“Gleaners is pleased to partner with The Detroit Wine Organization and not only benefit from this year’s Detroit Uncorked, but to also host the event at our Detroit headquarters and distribution center,” says Gerry Brisson, Gleaners president. “With every dollar raised providing three meals for our hungry neighbors, this event will have a significant impact on our community.”

The Detroit Wine Organization’s 2015 Winery of the Year Award will be presented to Caymus Vineyards. A new addition to this year’s event will be food tastings from many of metro Detroit’s most popular restaurants, including: Café Cortina, Joe Muer Seafood, Punch Bowl Social, Small Plates Detroit, Andiamo, and The Melting Pot.

In addition to feasting on food and wine, guests will have the chance to bid on a bevy of items, from rare wines and iconic art to nights on the town and sports memorabilia.

General Admission tickets are $85 and include tastings of over 250 wines, food tastings from top Detroit area restaurants, a silent auction, live entertainment by The Chrystal Starr Band and complimentary valet parking.

A limited number of VIP Experience tickets are available for $150 and will include access to all of the General Admission benefits as well as a private strolling dinner by the Rattlesnake Club, access to select, rare wines, a special spirits tasting and live entertainment by the Daniree Duo. Jay Towers of Fox 2 and WNIC 100.3 will emcee the VIP party.

To purchase tickets, go to detroituncorked.com or call 248-50-1962

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