Three Blind Wines Benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Nov. 14

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The Tennessee Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host the 5th annual Three Blind Wines on Thursday, Nov. 14. In support of the foundation’s efforts to cure cystic fibrosis, the fundraising event will feature a guided wine tasting, cuisine and live entertainment at Stratton Hall in downtown Chattanooga.

Three Blind Wines is expected to bring more than 350 charity-minded attendees and raise an estimated $30,000, which will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s mission to help those who are living with the disease and ultimately, to find a cure. 

From wine novice to aficionado, every guest of the event will have the opportunity to taste a broad range of wines while contributing to a great cause. This year, wine will not be blinded, but instead displayed for a true tasting led by some of the most knowledgeable wine vendors in the region, officials said.

Attendees will bring two bottles of their favorite wines to register at the beginning of the evening. From 7–9:45 p.m., guests will visit varietal stations to taste wines and cast votes. Following the tasting, eight varietal winners will be placed in a blind drawing for a chance to win a cellar of wine. Three winners will be announced at 10 p.m. 

Three Blind Wines will kick off with a reception and silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by heavy hors d’oeuvres, a live auction and bid for a cure. Live auction items include a trip to Tahoe, Calif., and Mexico. For more information or to reserve a seat, visit tennessee.cff.org/threeblindwines.


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