Uncork Your Inner Spirits Mixers To Benefit Area Non-Profits

Monday, June 23, 2014

DoubleTree by Hilton Chattanooga/Downtown announced a new series of monthly events beginning Thursday that will benefit local non-profit organizations. 

Uncork Your Inner Spirits will offer attendees tastings of a different featured spirit each month, paired with hors d’oeuvres provided by Eleven, the DoubleTree Hotel’s in-house restaurant. The first Uncork You Inner Spirits event on Thursday is from 5-8 p.m., at the DoubleTree Hotel’s H2O Lounge. An array of Biltmore wine will be featured and provided by Athens Distributing, who will be present to educate attendees on the North Carolina wine variety. Tickets can be purchased at the event for $15 per person.

Bill Mish, the DoubleTree Hotel general manager, said that the series is part of an ongoing effort to support local causes. A portion of the proceeds for June’s Uncork Your Inner Spirits event will benefit the Room in the Inn, an organization that provides transitional housing and other support services to homeless women with children. 

“I am extremely proud of our Doubletree CARE Committee members that volunteer their time to help the Chattanooga community by hosting events of this nature,” Mr. Mish said. “Their ongoing commitment to give back to our community inspires us all.”

A silent auction will also be hosted during the event, where all proceeds will benefit the organization. 

Room it the Inn Executive Director Erin Creal said, “It is through the generosity of the community that Chattanooga Room in the Inn continues to operate to help teach homeless women how not to be homeless. Benefit events such the Uncork Your Inner Spirits assists us in raising the necessary funds to provide a home and services to those women and children in our community who are vulnerable. We are so grateful to the staff at the DoubleTree for coordinating this event.”



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