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Hi - We're the Grape Girls!

We've made it our mission to demystify the wine tasting experience, food pairing and selection process. We'll keep you posted on what's new and hot on the food and wine scene. We want to share our love of food, wine and travel with the world and can't wait for YOU to join us on our adventures.

Grape Crush Productions, Atlanta's premier food and wine event specialists, has been voted one of Atlanta's BEST businesses - every year since 2009 - for bringing the "tasting room" to living rooms, offices and venues across metro Atlanta.

We're the creators and producers of Atlanta Food & Wine Month, Atlanta Winter Wine + Jazz Festival, Buckhead Wine Festival, Chefs in the City , Organic Wine & Food Fair and other hot local events.

Be sure to fan us on Facebook and follow on Twitter for recent event pics, special offers and exclusive event invitations.

Remember, compromises are for relationships, NOT wine! :)

The next sip is yours...

Cheers!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wine Making Meets Reality TV




Just when you were about to write off reality TV, here's come a new show that will make you think twice!


THE WINEMAKERS gives twelve men and women the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make their wildest dreams come true - to become a winemaker. Living in a house and facing various challenges, Big Brother style, the strangers compete for a chance to create and launch their own wine label nationwide. From viticulture and enology, to sales and marketing, the grueling challenges are devised by real world winemakers, as well as top chefs, sommeliers, restaurateurs and industry leaders. And they'll be judged every step of the way by some of the toughest critics around.

The stakes are high and the competition is fierce. But in the end, only one will earn the title they all aspire to - only one will become "The Winemaker". The show will begin airing nationwide on PBS in September 2009 during California Wine Month.

Click here for more info.

Cheers!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Get Cooking with Julia Child
















Meryl Streep is Julia Child and Amy Adams is Julie Powell in writer-director Nora Ephron's adaptation of two best selling memoirs: Powell's Julie & Julia and My Life in France, By Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme.

Julie & Julia, based on two true stories, intertwines the lives of two women who, though separated by time and space, are both at loose ends until discovering the recipe for success in life - passion, fearlessness and butter!

Don't miss this celebration of culinary legend Julia Child and her impact on an aspiring amateur cook - Julie & Julia opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, August 7, 2009.


Click here to view the trailer. Click here to tackle some challenging recipes.


Bon App├ętit!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Grape Escape: Wine Over Water!

Events
COUNTDOWN

Join a Grape Team: Account Executives Wanted!



Here we grow again! If you are results oriented, dedicated and ready to contribute - we want to talk to you...


Job Snapshot
Location: Based in Atlanta, GA
Type: Independent Contractor
Expertise: Hospitality, Sales & Marketing, Public Relations, Special Events
Education: 4 Year Degree
Experience: 5+ years
Contact Information: info@GrapeCrushEvents.com
Ref ID: Account Executive (GCP) – Atlanta

About Us
National Party Starters, a leading event planning, marketing and management firm, is looking to add new talent to our team. The company has built a solid reputation for providing cost-effective marketing programs, special events and consumer promotions to businesses of all types. We currently have career opportunities available within our newest division - Grape Crush Productions (GCP)!

GCP specializes in wine tastings, events, education and excursions. Our mission is to demystify the wine tasting experience, food pairing and selection process making great food and wine accessible to all. As we continue to grow our operations, we are looking for talented, passionate people with great ideas to join the team. We aim to create an environment that is supportive, diverse, and as fun as our brand. If you want direct compensation for your efforts, a challenging but fun business environment and no micro-management then this opportunity may be for you!

The Ideal Candidate
GCP Account Executives are extremely polished professionals responsible for the sales, marketing and management of wine tastings, culinary events, travel excursions and special programs across the nation. You will strategically develop and grow our client base within the hospitality, retail, nonprofit, auto and other designated industries. The ideal candidate is considered an industry expert, has a large sphere of influence and existing contacts in our niche markets, as well as a proven track record of growing and developing new business. Sponsorship sales experience is a plus. This is a great opportunity for a full-time career or 2nd income!

For a complete job description, send an email to info@GrapeCrushEvents.com with an overview of your credentials.