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RARE! A Wine Masterpiece

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 General News J E 4
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DETROIT, Sept. 22 RARE! A wine masterpiece, takes place7 - 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at the Coach Insignia in the GM RenaissanceCenter.

Nearly 100 exquisite wines from around the world will be uncorked forsampling in an unparalleled strolling wine tasting and dinner, designed by theMatt Prentice Restaurant Group.

Now in its third year, the event benefits Henry Ford Hospital's Heart &Vascular Institute (HVI). The HVI's co-director, Dr. W. Douglas Weaver iscurrently president of the American College of Cardiology and a wineaficionado.

Collaborating with RARE! are Michigan's only three Master Sommeliers:Madeline Triffon of Redford, Claudia Tyagi of Roseville, and Ron Edwards ofCharlevoix.

Event co-chairs are Debbie and Michael Berger of West Bloomfield and Juliaand Carl Camden of Bloomfield Hills.

Making a special appearance is wine maker and Detroit native Fred Fisher,of the Fisher Body family and proprietor of Fisher Vineyards in Sonoma County,California, maker of the Coach Insignia label wine.

Ford Motor Co. and Kelly Services are among the event's largest corporatesponsors.

Tickets are $500 and $1,000 each. A $1,000 ticket includes a privatepre-glow wine tasting with one of the wine masters or event chairs and anovernight stay at a downtown hotel.

Tickets for this rare wine dinner may be obtained by calling 313.874.6138or e-mailing Louise Rallis at LRallis1@hfhs.org.

SOURCE Henry Ford Health System
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