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We are Grapeful and we want to Do Good. Grateful Grapes Wine Company’s mission is to Be “Grapeful”, by giving back through sponsoring charity driven, small community events, and donating 5% of all profits to local small charities. If you are in need of some divine wine from the vine for your event, please contact us at info@gratefulgrapeswine.com.

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Piperfield Wine Running Team 2016 Race Calendar

Piperfield Wine Running Team 2016 Race Calendar Piperfield Wines running team will be attending all of the following races. If you are interested in running with us please register and look out for our Facebook event! March 19th 2016 – Live Grit Lakefront 10 Miler – Register Here April 3rd 2016 – Shamrock Shuffle 8k- Register Here May 1st 2016 – Super Mannys Mission Shuffle 5k – Register Here May 7th 2016 – Cinco de Miler 5 Miler – Register Here June 4th 2016 – ZERO Prostate Cancer 5k – Register Here June 5th 2016 […]

A Few Pearls for Spring

Easter Sunday started out super sweet 60 and sunny. From there, the temp dropped 15 degrees and it poured. Living in the Midwest sure has it perks, no scenery, no oceans…ok, admittedly it’s not that great here, but the seasons are as magnificent as they are exasperating. When the sun shines and the weather is good, you best get your tails outdoors! Otherwise, if you hesitate…the moment can be lost. There are a lot of things that can be done during less than ideal weather: laundry, painting, cleaning, napping and […]

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 […]

Music for your Wine and Runs

    Music for your Wine and Runs Studies have shown that listening to music during a run works wonders on the mind and body. Not only can it improve results by acting as a motivational tool and as a distraction from fatigue, but it can help improve lung function. Music reduces your perception of how hard you are running by about 10%. Lowering your perception of effort and blocking some of the internal stimuli trying to reach your brain such as fatigue. Music elevates positive aspects of mood such as excitement and […]

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 […]

Protection for those Cold Weather Runs

Let us start from the top.  You lose a reported 10% of heat from your head, so it is important to keep it covered.  Wear a hat of synthetic, wicking material.  Also remember that wind increases the effects of the cold, if it’s near-freezing use a face mask or scarf to cover your neck and face.  In addition, protect your skin from windburn and frostbite by using a sweat-resistant moisturizer such as BodyGlide, or Kiehl’s All-Sport Non-Freeze Face Protector. Dress as if it is 20 degrees warmer, when starting your […]

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 […]

New Fitness Trackers Might Be Too Smart!

No one has invented a fitness/wine tracker yet, but here are a few of the newer fitness trackers worth looking into. First though, there is a service called Lumoid, which allows you to try out 5 different trackers for 2 weeks for only $25. The fee is waived if you buy one of them. This is genius! How many pedometers have you bought over the years, only to wear them for a week then try and pawn them off on some sucker at your garage sale? Whether you’re a noob […]