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Hospital wine tasting event set Nov. 13

The Hudson Hospital Foundation's annual wine tasting event is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 13 at the Hudson Golf Club. Going over some of the selections are, from left, Knotty Vines staff members Kim Tobish and Becky Fredricksen, Hudson Hospital Foundation president Kari Rambo and Knotty Vines owner John Van Allen.

Vineyards from around the globe will showcase exquisite wines in Hudson at the Hudson Hospital's annual wine tasting event Friday, Nov. 13.

The Hudson Hospital Foundation, with support from presenting sponsor, Knotty Vines will host the event from 5-8 p.m. at Hudson Golf Club. Tastes from Deloach and Wente Vineyards in California will be there, along with selections from Luigi Boscha from Argentina, Zenato from Italy and Rosemount from Australia. Many others will also be represented.

"We are very fortunate that have such a wonderful selection of wines in Hudson," said John Van Allen, owner of Knotty Vines. "I am glad that my team is as dedicated to raising money for healthcare as I am. Each year, the event gets better, the wines are remarkable, and it's evident the community has a great time."

With this year's 80 Around The World wine samples, participants will be treated with Hudson's own chocolates from Knoke's and artisan cheese from Blaser USA, along with savory appetizers from Carmichael's Grill. A silent auction opens at 5 p.m. and a live auction begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at Knotty Vines, 606-B Brakke Drive, (715) 381-7055; Hudson Hospital Foundation, (715) 531-6075; or the Hudson Star-Observer.

Hudson Hospital Foundation is a nonprofit organization that serves the community by raising funds to support Hudson Hospital & Clinics, as well as other local health-related projects.