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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!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Join the Food Revolution!



Ryan Seacrest and Jamie Oliver invite you to take a stand and change the way America eats, in our home kitchens, schools and workplaces with the thought-provoking new series, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution.

Premieres: Friday, March 26th
9/8c on ABC


In the six-part series, Jamie heads to Huntington, West Virginia, the unhealthiest city in America. Through his efforts in this one town, he hopes to start a chain reaction of positive change across the country.

Click here to watch the trailer. Join the Grape Girls and sign the petition to show you care about this important issue.

Cheers!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Atlanta Food & Wine Month 2010 "Sips Off" on April 1st!

Discover the Art of Wine! Join us for the Atlanta Food & Wine Month 2010 launch party on Thursday, April 1st at Kai Lin Art.




About Atlanta Food & Wine Month:

At Grape Crush Productions we believe the culinary arts are a vital part of a city's culture. In partnership with the City of Atlanta (Office of Cultural Affairs), we are celebrating the local food and wine scene for an entire month with exciting events at diverse venues. Atlanta Food & Wine Month, now in its second year, effectively fuses the love of food and wine with all art forms in a series of special events highlighting the best venues, chefs, restaurants, sommeliers, art galleries, retailers and more that our city has to offer. April is also Jazz Appreciation Month and many events will feature live entertainment from Atlanta's best jazz artists. From wine tasting parties at art galleries and clothing boutiques, to hot restaurant meal deals - locals and visitors alike are encouraged to eat, sip and savor all around town!

Click here for tickets or visit www.foodwine.eventbrite.com. Don't miss the early bird ticket specials!

Come on out to celebrate Atlanta's fabulous food and wine scene...

Cheers!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Eat Wine...

Wine Cellar Sorbet - My New Favorite Find!



I can never leave Whole Foods without spending at least $80. I know, my husband doesn't get it either. I usually walk in the store with a short list of must haves for a quick dinner or impromptu gathering, but I simply cannot resist picking up and trying new things as I'm browsing the aisles. Which brings me to the point - Wine Cellar Sorbet. Yes, they have found a way to turn fabulous wines into a fabulous new treat!

Wine Cellar Sorbet creates sorbets with varietal wines as the main ingredient. A great selection of bold flavors include Sangria Rojo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Rosé, Riesling and Champagne. Dave Zablocki, the world's first Sorbet Sommelier, worked with vintners around the world to find the right wines to later spin into festive sorbets. The result is an extraordinarily refreshing frozen confection bursting with fruit flavors without being overly sweet. Did I mention the dessert is fat-free, dairy-free AND gluten-free?! The sorbets pair extremely well with a variety of foods (try the Riesling or Sangria flavor to cool off after a spicy meal) and are a great palate cleanser between courses. They can even be an interesting accompaniment for cheese. The petite one-pint packages retail at $6.99. For more information, visit www.winecellarsorbets.com or check the frozen section of your nearest Whole Foods Market.

A tasting of these fabulous sorbets will definitely be on the menu for my next dinner party!

Cheers!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Atlanta Food & Wine Month 2010

Savor the Date...





Atlanta Food & Wine Month 2010 sips into town on April 1st with the Art of Wine kick-off reception!

We are celebrating the local food and wine scene for an entire month with exciting events at diverse venues. Atlanta Food & Wine Month effectively fuses the love of food and wine with all art forms in a series of special events highlighting the best venues, chefs, restaurants, sommeliers, wineries, art galleries, retailers and more that our city has to offer. April is also Jazz Appreciation Month and many events will feature live entertainment from our city's best jazz artists. From wine tasting parties at art galleries and clothing boutiques, to hot restaurant meal deals - locals and visitors alike are encouraged to eat, sip and savor all around town.

Limited opportunities still exist to:
• Add your April food and wine event to the calendar - 100,000+ calendars distributed across metro Atlanta!
• Sponsor the opening and closing receptions
• Showcase your business, product or service at select events
• Donate door prizes and silent auction items
• Volunteer to staff an event

Contact us for details, send an email to info@GrapeCrushEvents.com with Atlanta Food & Wine Month in the subject heading. The participation deadline ends soon!

Stay tuned for event details.

Cheers!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thanks for attending!

Atlanta Winter Wine + Jazz Festival
30+ Vendors * 50+ Wines * 300+ Guests


Thanks to everyone who attended the


The event serves as a prelude to Atlanta Food & Wine Month (April) and the Atlanta Jazz Festival (May). Congratulations again to our honorees (Harry Constantinescu - Top Sommelier, Jane Garvey - Grape Guru), and a special THANK YOU to our seminar leaders (Ted Field - Vinicode, Rob Beecham - Montaluce Winery & Estates) and each and every event participant, vendor, volunteer, sponsor and team member who helped make the event a success.


Click here to view a photo slide show.


We'll see YOU next year at our new, bigger event home!

SIP. SAVOR. JAM.




Friday, March 5, 2010

You're Invited to a VIP Wine & Dessert Reception!




Tie on your aprons and join the fun at the 3rd Annual Great American Baking Contest as we raise funds for Share Our Strength, a national organization working to ensure no child in America grows up hungry. Professionals, amateurs and children will compete for cash prizes courtesy of Domino Sugar.

Share Our Strength’s Great American Baking Contest
Presented by Domino Sugar
March 11, 2010

Strength.org/bakingcontest

Not a baker? Buy your tickets today to attend the judging and Wine and Dessert reception at The Cook’s Warehouse Midtown, featuring tasting by Atlanta’s premier pastry chefs as well as our amateur entrants.

VIP Reception Host & Emcee
Jenn Hobby, Q100

Judges for Professional Category
John Kessler, Food Writer, Atlanta Journal Constitution
Mary Moore, Founder and Owner, The Cook’s Warehouse

Judges for Amateur and Children Categories
Jonathan St. Hilaire, Chef and Owner, Bake Shop
Alon Balshan, Chef and Owner, Alon’s Bakery & Café
Kathryn King, Pastry Chef, Aria Restaurant

To learn more about Share Our Strength and buy tickets, please visit: strength.org/bakingcontest

GENERAL ADMISSION: $25 per person to attend the event judging and dessert tasting; reduced price of $35 for VIP tickets which includes an hour earlier admission to the event and a special reception with
Q100’s Jenn Hobby.

We hope to see YOU there...
Cheers!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Join Our Hunger Walk Team!


Grape Crush Productions is joining the fight to end hunger by participating in Hunger Walk 2010 - and we hope you will join our team!
This event is one of the most important hunger relief efforts of the year for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The money we raise will go a long way in touching the lives of our neighbors in need.
We know times are hard, but that's all the more reason to support the Hunger Walk. We all know someone who has been affected by this economy, and many people are seeking food assistance for the first time in their lives.
We need your support. If you can't join our team, please consider making a donation on our behalf. Click here to view our team page to join or donate today.
Thanks so much, we hope to see you March 14th!