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5k Chardonnay at Chicago Marathon VIP Experience

Hey there! We had a blast supporting the CARA VIP Experience at the Chicago Marathon. This was an early am curtain call, so we went with a 5k Chardonnay white wine punch that was light and lively! It was truly inspiring to see people of all ages pushing themselves to the limit. There was a ton of family support for these runners. CARA did a great job of organizing this event. There were complimentary massages, real toilets, snacks, beverages, beer and of course our 5K Chardonnay wine punch! A few […]

Piperfield Wines Gets Fresh

Piperfield Wines Gets Fresh Chicago IL: Piperfield Wines’ 5k and 10k wine labels are now a part of the Fresh Coast wine portfolio. These wines featuring fabulous finishes, were crafted by 4th generation winemakers, hailing from Lodi California, Wine Enthusiasts’ “Wine Region of the Year 2015.” Throughout the world 5k races celebrate community, benevolence and health. Piperfield Wines is dedicated to doing the same: 5% of all profits will be donated to local small charities submitted by you, through their Grateful Grapes Foundation. June 1st on the shelf at WineStyles […]

Champagne and Sparkling Wine, whats the difference?

Being in my late 20’s I will be the first to admit that most of my friends know very little when it comes to Champagne and Sparkling wine. One of my biggest pet peeves is hearing them call everything that has bubbles “Champagne”. It also seems to annoy them when I correct them, which is when they usually say something snarky like “whatever, same difference!” So I would like to set the record straight, right here and now and explain to my friends, and anyone else who may be confused […]

New World wine vs Old World Wine for us Newbies

Recently, I decided to take a class on New World wine vs Old World wine. Old World wines are wines that originate from: Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean Basin. These areas have the longest history in wine making. Did you know that they don’t even classify Old World wines by their grape varietal? How are people supposed to know what they are drinking? I will tell you how; Old World wines use the terroir to classify the wine instead of using the varietal name. This is because Old […]

Best Wine Events To Attend This Winter!

As you know, here at 5k Wine we love our events! Especially ones that include wine! Here are some events that will help you keep your mind off the cold weather.   Annual Junk Food & Wine Pairing at Volo Wine Bar January 17th, 2016 Located at: Volo Restaurant Wine Bar, Chicago, IL Website: Annual Junk Food & Wine Pairing 5th Annual Harvest Wine & Beer Tasting January 22nd. 2016 Located at: The Smith on Lake, Chicago, IL Website: 5th Annual Harvest Wine & Beer Tasting Whiskey Wine & Moonshine […]

5k Wine Launch Party Highlights

They came, they saw, they drank… and a great time was had by all! Thanks so much to our uber hot pourers, gate keepers and helpful elves. Warehouse 109 was a dream to work with and the space is ridic. French Cakes did our graperunner proud and All Pied Up and No Place to Go’s wine infused pies were to good to be thrown! My Chef catering rocked the appetizers and they really complimented our 5k wine. Groove Experience laid down the perfect sound backdrop to our event. Johnny Knight […]

Stemless wine glasses, an atrocity? You decide.

To stem or not to stem, that is the question. Don’t you love the versatility of a stemless wine glass? Isn’t it also grand not having to worry about breaking a stem. If you’re partial to cold white wine, then by all means stem yourself (otherwise your hands will warm it up). If you’re enjoying a room temperature red, go stemless! (Coffee mugs can work here too, if you’re trying to be incognito). So, while we’re talking glassware, what about shape? Does it really matter what shape your wine glass […]

Quotes that help you combine your love for Running and Wine

I recently participated in a 5k event with a wine theme. This event wasn’t charity driven or timed, so it was what I consider to be a “Fun Run.” The event offered some sweet swag and I especially liked the T-shirts. Here were some of my favs. Will Run for Wine NOVINOPHOBIA: The Fear of Running out of Wine Wine Keeps Me Running Run Now Wine Later Running and Wine- Cheaper then Therapy Running Out for Wine is My Cardio Is there wine at the finish line? I run because […]

Best wine events to attend this fall in the Chicagoland area!

Here is a list of the best wine events to attend this fall in the Chicagoland area. At 5k Wines we love events, especially events that involve wine. 5k wine represents great tasting wine, a healthy lifestyle, and community. So here’s a little Happy Fall, from us to you! We hope to see you all there! Chicago Food and Wine Festival August 28th – 30th Located at: Lincoln Park, IL Website: http://www.chicagofoodandwinefestival.com/ Motor Row Craft Beer & Wine Fest September 5th -6th Located at: On Wabash Ave between 16th and 18th […]

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