(Detroit, MI – September 30, 2016) … On Friday, October 14, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., over 800 food and wine enthusiasts will join representatives and executives from Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan (Gleaners) and The Detroit Wine Organization (DWO) at Gleaners’ Warehouse & Distribution Center ( 2131 Beaufait Street, Detroit, MI 48207 ) for the 12 th annual Detroit Uncorked. One of the region’s largest wine tasting events for charity where every dollar raised will provide three nutritious meals for hungry neighbors in southeast Michigan. Detroit Uncorked is presented by Kroger Co. of Michigan (Kroger) and supported by Delta Air Lines (DELTA).

As Detroit Uncorked guests enter Gleaners’ Detroit headquarters, they will be treated to a selection of over 300 premium wines from around the world, food samples from 15+ Detroit area restaurants, Michigan craft beers and premium craft cocktails. Live entertainment will be provided throughout the evening and The Detroit Wine Organization will award Joel Gott Wines with its coveted 2016 Winery of the Year award.

A silent auction filled with unique, high-end items includes: six custom made, life-size Jack Daniel statues (each 6’ statue will come with a corresponding bottle of “Jack”); a hand sewn French Calfskin leather purse from Beau Satchelle and 14k yellow-gold earrings with sapphires and diamonds from Kramar Jewelry. The auction will also feature rare wines and one-of-a-kind experiences and more.

Fox 2 Detroit anchor and 100.3 WNIC morning host Jay Towers will emcee the VIP Experience that offers VIP ticket holders ultra-premium spirit tastings, strolling dinner and a chance to meet representatives from the DWO’s 2016 Winery of the Year. Detroit Uncorked guests who choose the VIP Experience will have exclusive access to the most rare and limited wines.

Tickets are $85 for general admission or $150 for the VIP Experience. All guests must be 21 years old, with a valid ID to attend. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit or call (248) 504-1962.

About Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan
Everyone wins when hunger is solved. For nearly 40 years, Gleaners Community Food Bank has been “feeding hungry people and nourishing our communities.” Headquartered in Detroit, Gleaners operates five distribution centers in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties and provides food to 535 partner soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and other agencies throughout southeastern Michigan. Gleaners collects 34.5 million pounds of food a year and distributes 79,000 meals each day including providing nourishing food and nutrition education to 84,700 children a year. Every dollar donated provides three meals and 93 cents of every donated dollar goes to food and food programs. Learn more at

About Detroit Wine Organization
Detroit Wine Organization is a non-profit organization with over 4,000 members. While promoting Fun, Education and Contribution, the DWO hosts wine tasting and instructional activities throughout the year aimed at promoting the understanding and enjoyment of wine. Proceeds from events benefit local children’s charities. Membership is free. Learn more at

Media Only: For more information or to schedule an interview with a representative of Gleaners or DWO, contact C&B Scene at 248.336.8360 or

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