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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!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Champagne Sabering Concludes Atlanta Food & Wine Month 2010 on April 30th!







Champagne Sabering Ritual Closes Out the Month!
Friday, April 3Oth from 6-8p.m.


sa·ber: (verb) to strike with a heavy, one-edged sword

You're invited to a special reception at the prestigious St. Regis hotel to celebrate the conclusion of the 2nd Annual Atlanta Food & Wine Month series! The event will include an authentic champagne sabering ritual and a Proclamation from the City of Atlanta.

RECEPTION TICKETS & INFO: Click here for more information.

Join us for dinner immediately following the reception at Paces 88 American Bistro (located inside the St. Regis). Reception guests will receive a complimentary appetizer with the purchase of an entree. Offer is valid for tonight only - April 30, 2010.

DINNER RESERVATIONS: Please make your reservation now as seating is very limited. Call 404.563.7910 or visit Open Table for online reservations.

Cheers!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Food Network - Atlanta Open Call!



Are you a hopeless home cook? Or is someone you know totally incompetent in the kitchen?

Food Network is looking for the most disastrous home cooks in Atlanta to participate in a very different culinary competition show and they've come to Grape Crush Productions to help spread the word!

This is the opportunity of a lifetime—to work with the best chefs in the country and learn to cook like a professional. Seeking people with a genuine inability to cook, but a need and desire to improve!

NOMINATE YOURSELF
• Has your wife told you it was probably better if you ordered take out?
• At the big potluck dinner, are you always asked to “just bring the napkins?”

NOMINATE SOMEONE YOU KNOW
• Is someone you know constantly offering you food that you have to turn down?
• If you know a dad/mom who can’t scramble an egg, a colleague who can’t convince anyone to try their culinary creations, or a guy friend who tries but can’t seem to get it together in the kitchen, this is your chance to get them the help you BOTH need!

OPEN CALL ATLANTA
W Atlanta Midtown
188 14th Street NE, Atlanta GA 30361
Saturday, May 1st
9am – 3pm
*Please bring a dish that represents your cooking

HERE’S HOW TO APPLY:
CASTING PHONE INTERVIEWS ARE THIS WEEK, SO PLEASE APPLY ASAP!
• Send an email to worstcooksatlanta@gmail.com
• State why you (or the person you are nominating) is the most disastrous cook in the country
• Include name, age, hometown, occupation, contact phone number, and a recent photo of the hopeless cook

Additional information and application available at http://worstcookscasting.com.

You're Invited: Shop, Sip & Savor!

The 2nd Annual Atlanta Food & Wine Month (April 1-30) continues with the ultimate ladies night out - Shop, Sip & Savor! From sangria and shopping, to belly dance lessons and relationship advice, it's the perfect opportunity to get together with the girls.

Click here for tickets and more information. The online discounted ticket sale ends Tuesday.

Be sure to donate to the toiletry drive for your chance to win a FREE home or office wine tasting party!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Organic Food & Wine Tasting






Lenox Square - Home Store
April 17, 2010 from 2-4PM


Join us for a special cooking demonstration and organic wine tasting. Come taste samples of sustainably produced local food and drink, and learn how to re-create at home. We'll also be giving you some ideas for how to dress up your spring parties with chic, eco-friendly style!



Chef Angela McKeller , our favorite "Kook", will demonstrate her party-starting, organic Red Apple & Cherry Wine tartlet as we sample artisan wines made with organically grown grapes. Plus, learn how to reuse your grocery bags for refuse, cut down on energy expense and the importance of finding multiple uses for
each ingredient - and the containers they come in! Angela has appeared on the Food Networkwith Paula Deen and loves to teach others how to make the kitchen their playground.

Tickets are $10 in advance online; $5 from each ticket sold benefits
Share Our Strength.
Click here to purchase tickets today or vist
www.gogreenatl.eventbrite.com.

Artisan Wine Dinner at Paces 88!



April 1 - 30, 2010


St. Regis Atlanta Turns One!

Their anniversary is your lucky day...



SPECIAL PRIX FIXE MENU

$50/person prix fixe menu; $75/person with wine pairing

Join us on April 14th at Paces 88 American Bistro (located inside the St. Regis Atlanta Hotel) to celebrate with an amazing four course Artisan Wine Dinner complete with amazing prizes and giveaways throughout the evening. The price is $50/person plus tax and gratuity or $75/person with wine pairing:

APPETIZER
(Choice of)

Lobster Bisque
Maine lobster and mushroom duxelle
2008 Albert Mann Pinot Blanc – Alsace

Goat Cheese Tart
Roasted tomatoes, caramelized onions, arugula
truffle & lemon vinaigrette
2007 J.L.Chave Crozes-Hermitage “Sybele” – Rhone

Intermezzo
Sorbet

ENTRÉE
(Choice of)

Osso Bucco
Red wine braised veal shanks, saffron risotto
2007 Margerum “Colson Canyon” Syrah – Santa Barbara

Scottish Salmon
Sweet corn & bacon ragout, spinach, basil oil
2007 Persimmon Creek Cabernet Franc – Georgia

CHEESE COURSE
A selection of 3 artisanal cheeses
Kluge Estate “Mélange Nouveau” – Virginia

HOMEMADE DESSERTS
(Choice of)

Crème Brulee
Chocolate Caramel Bar
Quinta do Portal 10yr tawny Port

Mention the word Anniversary and receive a discounted rate for your stay at the St. Regis for $199/night!

RESERVATIONS:

Please make your reservation today as seating is very limited.
Call 404.563.7910 or click here to visit Open Table for online reservations.

Complimentary valet parking available.

This is an official Atlanta Food & Wine Month event.