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Chi Town Marathon 10/13/19

Nothing raises money for charity like a marathon. Well, maybe something else does a comparable job, but you gotta admit it’s pretty damn cool that so many people are willing to practically kill themselves by running these things, and they collect a shit ton for charity to boot! Or to gym shoe! The weather has turned in Chicagoland and we just had a hot flash like nobody’s bizness. Covertly fall is settling in, which is great news for our marathoners! Somehow, we went from 87 degrees to 64 degrees in […]

CBD Frenzy!

CBD is everywhere and pretty soon it’s going to be in almost everything. Isn’t it just like us to go “all in” with something, before there’s actual scientific evidence that it works. It reminds me of tea tree oil. They started putting TTO in toothpaste, shampoo and bath salts years ago, without any research to back its efficacy. CBD oil has very little scientific research supporting it’s wild indefensible claims, and yet so many want to get in on the action. Yes folks, you can buy wine with CBD, thanks […]

Lunafest Plainfield Charity Event

Our second annual Lunafest Plainfield charity event was a blast, and we were able to donate $2520 to Guardian Angel Community Services! Film, Food and Fine Women were the main attractions! If you are unfamiliar with Lunafest, here is a breakdown: –in 2000 Luna created Lunafest, a traveling film festival celebrating, showcasing and championing women. –through a donation to Chicken and Egg Pictures (a leading nonprofit advocating gender equality within the film industry), we were given access to these amazing short films made by, for and about women. These 8 […]

Women Crushing it in the Wine Business

I love this saying by Laurell Hamilton, “They say that there is no light without dark, no good without evil…” These are dark times for sure, but I really believe that they will be followed by light, and I’m already seeing the signs, I mean vines 🙂 Women are crushing it in the wine business! The wine industry has largely been a male dominated industry, but here’s a snap shot of women, who have infiltrated this old boys club, and are setting roots. The following has been excerpted from Wine […]

Rest In Peace Ben Moreno

Rest in peace my dear friend Ben Moreno. I will so miss your generous compassionate heart, our friendly spats over politics, sharing our love of music and art, your amazing talent and your wicked humor. Ben was an ridiculous artist, but more importantly a super cool human. To say he was generous or kind- hearted doesn’t even come close. When Dawn and I first started on this crazy path to the poorhouse, we needed to find an artist to help design our wine label. After doing some deep CIA style […]

Congratulations Chicago Marathoners!

What a crazy whirlwind of Chicago weather! The Chicago Marathoners did get rain, but thankfully it wasn’t as bad as predicted and the temp bumped up a bit too! We had a great time at the Chicago Marathon Expo, meeting runners and their friends and family. It’s really heartwarming to see all the support these runners receive. We had our sweet vintage horse trailer mobile bar, and we were offering: free engraving on our Marathon Sparkling, and selling our new Marathon Sparkling tech shirts. Everyone loved the design! This was […]

The Chicago Marathon Gets Juicy!

The Chicago Marathon Expo on Oct 5th and 6th gets juicy this fall! Their background checks must be sub par. We have a great crew ready to rock, and we will be selling our Marathon Sparkling,  5k and 10k wines with onsite engraving! This is an amaZING keepsake. Buy 2 and you can keep one and drink one! Look for our Vintage Horse Trailer Mobile Bar, you can’t miss it. These sales will enable us to support smaller events held throughout Chicagoland and help our chosen family for 2018 the Zappaignas. […]

Being Grapeful on Your Wedding Day

Weddings are a beautiful reminder that we are loved. It’s hard not to be extremely grateful when we find ourselves surrounded by friends and family. A sweet ass way to be “Grapeful” on your wedding day is to serve wines that give back. Ok, not any wines. Serve our wines of course. But seriously, if your friends and family are as pickled as mine, you’ll be giving back in a big way! Our new Marathon Sparkling is a crowd pleaser. Even those wine lovers who are not a fan of […]

OENO AWARDS ~ WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN

We are ridiculously excited to announce our involvement with LUNAFEST this year. We’ve joined forces with Fork in the Road Catering of Plainfield to Co-Host this women to women empowering event. This is our first rodeo, so expect next year to rock harder. The History of LUNAFEST: Award Wining Films by, for, and about Women LUNAFEST has been around for 17 years, providing a unique platform for women, in the film making industry. Maybe you aren’t aware of the lack of female representation in this industry. All it takes is […]

A New Year’s Evolution: Marathon Semi~Dry Sparkling Wine Has Arrived!

Life is a Marathon, stay the course, steady the pace and only drink what you love. Go the Distance. It’s here!! Finally, a sparkling that doesn’t taste like club soda. It’s time, isn’t it? It’s time for Sparkling to evolve. Marathon Semi~Dry Sparkling dazzles the eyes with a gorgeous golden hue, intoxicating luscious bubbles are interlaced with fresh apples and a hint of orange. Mommy like. The finish on this sparkling is just beyond, no yeast, no toast, as clean as my bank account on the day after Christmas. The […]

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