Sip of Michigan celebrates local beer, wine and spirits

Boy do we have a win-win-win for you.  A fun night out of enjoying Michigan-made wine, beer and spirits, raising money for a worthy non-profit all while supporting our local economy.  Sip of Michigan will be hosted on July 13 at the Rattlesnake Club in downtown Detroit from 8:00 pm to midnight.  Tickets are $50 and include 35 drink tickets (1 ticket for 2 oz. samples, 3 tickets for full pours), appetizers and live entertainment.Event organizer, Trisha Verma explains why they chose the Rattlesnake Club as their venue, “We were looking for a venue in the city that was beautiful, big enough to hold our crowd, and that was honestly supportive of what we were trying to accomplish – raising awareness of Michigan beverages and the charity.  The Rattlesnake fits all those criteria, and more – its location on the Detroit Riverfront is unbeatable, the space is beautiful, and it has a long-standing commitment to buying and serving local.”

The event is hosted by Drink Michigan, an organization that celebrates and promotes all of the fantastic wine, beer and spirits made in Michigan along with the people who work so hard to make them. Drink Michigan helps support the local economy by sharing information about local destinations, tours and special events, and by raising money for local charities.

Supporting our local economy and brands is critical to keep our communities thriving.  When asked why the local vendors participate in the event, Verma explains, “Many of the beer, wine, and spirits you’ll see at Sip of Michigan aren’t as well known as the big names. This party gives them the chance to get in front of a big crowd in a big market and grow their brand recognition while helping raise money for a very important cause.”

This year’s benefiting charity is First Step, a Michigan-based non-profit organization that provides education, advocacy and appropriate intervention for victims of domestic and sexual violence. First Step’s mission is to reduce the incidents of domestic and sexual violence and to provide services to individuals affected by these crimes.

Attendees will be able to stroll from table to table and savor samples from more than 20 Michigan-based breweries, wineries and distilleries.  One of the goals was to offer guests the highest quality experience. “We were very careful in choosing (the selection of wine, beer and spirits) – we wanted a wide selection, but also wanted to make sure we were offering the very best of Michigan. I think we’ve succeeded on both fronts, and our guests will have a lot to enjoy.”, says Verma.

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