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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.

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

The next sip is yours...

Cheers!

Monday, September 21, 2009

My First Grape Escape: Wine Over Water!


Hello, my name is Saniyyah "Sunny" Griffin. I'm one of the newest additions to the Grape Crush Productions team as an Account Executive and today, I couldn't be more excited! Only five days stand between me and my chance to go on my very first Grape Escape wine excursion to Chattanooga, TN. Why Tennessee you ask? For "Wine Over Water" of course!

"Wine Over Water" is Tennessee's Premier wine-tasting festival, and with all proceeds benefiting Cornerstones for Historic Preservation in Chattanooga, you can drink to knowing your helping benefit a great cause. This Saturday, we'll take the two-hour ride from Atlanta, (in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle), to beautiful Chattanooga. Upon arrival, we'll stroll Chattanooga's historic Walnut Street Bridge spanning the scenic Tennessee River – one of the world's longest pedestrian bridges – while sampling wines from over 100 world wineries. The annual festival features top wineries, live music, restaurant tastings and more! I am super excited! Three of my favorite things all in one: Wine, Water and Food! Now, that's my idea of an excursion!

If you aren't already, I encourage you to follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/grapegirls. I'll have a glass of vino in one hand and my PDA in the other, so I can give you all up-to-the minute updates via Twitter. I'll upload some great photos, show off the scenic views, and also tell you all about the great wines we're tasting.

Also, if you're interested in attending this awesome Grape Escape to Chattanooga, TN with the Grape Girls, then click here today! Late registration ends tomorrow, so there is still time. Only a few slots remain and we'd love for you to come out and take part in all the fun!

Cheers!
Sunny

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Give a Little, Feed A Lot!



Don't forget that September is Hunger Action Month. This is a very worthwhile cause with the Atlanta Community Food Bank so please participate in our virtual food drive if you have not done so. Click here to donate now!

Staggering facts about hunger in community:


  • Approximately 4.5 million different people receive emergency food assistance from the America's Second Harvest system in any given week.

  • 36.4% of the members of households served by the A2H National Network are children under 18 years old.

  • 8% of the members of households are children age 0 to 5 years.

  • 10% of the members of households are elderly.

  • 36% of households include at least one employed adult.

  • 12% are homeless.

  • 42% of clients served by the A2H National Network report having to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel.

  • 35% had to choose between paying for food and paying their rent or mortgage.

  • 32% had to choose between paying for food and paying for medicine or medical care.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Will Work for Wine



WANTED: VOLUNTEERS FOR VIP WINE, BEER & COCKTAIL EXPERIENCE!





Grape Crush Productions is seeking experienced volunteers for the
VIP Wine, Beer & Cocktail Experience at Taste of Atlanta on October 10 and 11, 2009.

The popular foodie event features "tastes" from more than 80 of the city's best restaurants, cooking demonstrations from national and local celebrity chefs and live entertainment. The event will take place in an 8-block area of Tech Square located in the heart of Midtown.















A highlight of the 2009 festival is the Wine, Beer & Cocktail Experience, open only to VIP ticket holders over the age of 21. This Experience will feature a series of highly anticipated wine and beer tastings, along with mixology demonstrations, educational seminars and the semi-finals of the Taste of Atlanta Barcraft Competition.
















This full-bodied VIP Experience pairs tasty cuisines with a wide selection of wines from around the world, the best brews and hand-crafted cocktails. Wine and beer enthusiasts and experienced volunteers are encouraged to register to help with this one-of-a-kind event. Volunteers are rewarded with "taste" coupons to enjoy the festival after their shift.



VOLUNTEER:
Interested participants should send an email to info@GrapeCrushEvents.com for more information by September 16th.




TICKETS:
Purchase tickets at www.tasteofatlanta.com, or by
calling 1-877-725-8849.

DISCOUNT:
Use our special discount code GRAPE to save $5 OFF VIP or General Admission advance online tickets!

Taste of Atlanta 2009 promises to dish up flavors to satisfy every taste. So, grab a fork and a glass and prepare to stimulate your mind, body and taste buds!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September is Hunger Action Month



Be a part of the solution. Participate in our virtual food drive, click here to donate now!





Everyone should have enough to eat, but there are many among us who don't. From children and the elderly to the working poor, hundreds of thousands of families and individuals in the Atlanta region are suffering from food insecurity and hunger.

More than 200 Feeding America food banks across the nation will participate in Hunger Action Month, a call-to-action for Americans to get involved in fighting hunger.

As part of Hunger Action Month, the Grape Girls are hosting our first-ever virtual food drive in support of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. So please, give a little to feed a lot! Any amount is appreciated. Click here to make a donation today.

FACT: 93 cents of every dollar donated to the Atlanta Community Food Bank goes directly to services in the community to help fight hunger. (ACFB, 2008)

Click here for more information or visit http://acfb.convio.net/grape_girls.