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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

Mrs. Grissom's Food and Z. Alexander Brown Wine Pairing Party

I can confidently say my life without wine would not be a life I'd be too thrilled to live. And if you are as obsessed with wine as I am, then I've got some awesome news for you! Z. Alexander Brown (from GRAMMY-award winning musician and country artist, Zac Brown) has released quite a few delicious wines over the years with fourth generation family-owned company, Delicato Family Vineyards.

This past weekend I hosted another wine and food tasting at HUB Nashville for local journalists and social influencers, and it was the best one by far! Hub Nashville is a spacious studio in Berry Hill and is an artists getaway; perfect for songwriting, photography, band rehearsals, videography, and in our case wine tasting! For me, hosting a wine tasting party sets a stage for fun exchanges and surprising discoveries. The newest discovery? How GREAT wine pairs with Mrs. Grissom's brand products and Edible Arrangements.

Edible Arrangements in Middle TN has fresh fruit treats for everyone for every occasion! It’s the perfect season to host wine parties featuring chilled, crisp wines paired with delectable seasonal fruit!

Pimento Cheese Dogs made by Schake on the Mrs. Grissom's Food Truck

I just love pimento cheese because it reminds me of summertime with my friends and family. Wine tasting parties don't have to be fussy—many of the best gatherings are simply organized and don’t break the bank.

Grilled Pimento Cheese Cruncher

The Z. Alexander Brown wine is not only delicious, but affordable with a suggested retail price of $19.99. The wine bottles feature the word Uncaged, accompanied by an owl taking flight, which captures the spirit of Z. Alexander Brown wines – intense, full-bodied expressions of the land from which they are from.

Ultimately, tasting parties are all about relaxing, having fun with friends, and sharing your mutual appreciation for wine. Z. Alexander Brown, Mrs. Grissom's, and Edible Arrangements will be a great addition to your next wine and (pimento) cheese party!

HUGE THANK YOU TO: Cheri Schaetz and Schake from Mrs. Grissom's, Ross Macarthur from Delicato, Kristina Martin, Hub Nashville, and Edible Arrangements for the food, wine, and accommodations.

About Z. Alexander Brown

Z. Alexander Brown wines are a creative collaboration between Zac Brown and Napa Valley winemaker John Killebrew. Highlighting the quality of California’s best growing regions, Z. Alexander Brown wines unveil a robust style reflective of the land and the unlimited potential that can result from a pair of artists with a passion for bringing food, people and a sense of place together through creativity. The Z. Alexander Brown wine portfolio includes Uncaged Proprietary Red Blend, Uncaged Cabernet Sauvignon, Uncaged Pinot Noir, Uncaged Chardonnay, and Uncaged Sauvignon Blanc from California’s finest winegrowing regions and are produced and distributed by Delicato Family Vineyards.

For more information or to purchase Z. Alexander Brown wines online, visit To join the Z. Alexander Brown social community, visit Facebook and follow @zalexanderbrown on Instagram and Twitter.

About Delicato Family Vineyards

Delicato Family Vineyards is a fourth generation family-owned company founded in 1924. The fastest-growing top ten wine company, Delicato produces a unique range of California wines including Bota Box, Gnarly Head, Noble Vines, Black Stallion Estate Winery, Z. Alexander Brown, Diora, Brazin, Irony, and Earth Wise, and is the importer for Santa Rita wines from Chile. Delicato’s portfolio also includes the V2 luxury wines from top wine growing regions such as Napa’s Merryvale and Starmont Wineries, Sonoma’s Toad Hollow, Donati Family Vineyards, Oregon’s Wine by Joe, Washington’s Mercer Estates, and Torbreck Vintners of the Barossa Valley. For more information, visit and

About Edible Arrangements:

We know fruit, and that's a fact. The Fruit Experts ® since 1999, we know a thing or two about making special occasions extra sweet.

From birthday treats to business gifts and everything in between, our fresh fruit arrangements and gourmet chocolate Dipped Fruit™ are the ultimate way to celebrate. Each gift is hand-crafted hours before pickup or delivery, and they’re even available same-day! And, we’ve got big news! Our collection of delicious Edible® Treats including fruit salads, chocolate Dipped Fruit ™ cones, smoothies and froyo are now available online for in-store pickup. Go ahead… treat yourself today! Our passion, heritage, and future are all rooted in fresh fruit, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. From spontaneous delights to life’s biggest milestones, our Fruit Experts® are ready to help you celebrate with unforgettable gifts and treats. Visit one of our 1,200 stores worldwide, call us today, or order online!

About Mrs. Grissom's:

In 1955 a young secretary named Grace Grissom, decided to pursue her dream of becoming a business owner. Grace, along with support of her husband Herbert founded Mrs. Grissom’s Salads.

During that period of history, America was still recovering from the effects of WWII. There were no golden arches and the term “fast food” didn’t exist. Women had entered the workplace during the war and discovered life outside the home.

They also discovered the overwhelming challenge of preparing family meals from scratch after working all day in the factory. That was also the year Grace Grissom, a young Knoxville, Tennessee secretary, dreamed about owning her own business. One of Grace’s friends had a small, struggling company nearby that made prepared sandwich spreads and sold them through local grocery stores. Grace instinctively knew this was the business she had dreamed of starting.

Grace, and husband Herbert, became business partners with their friends and before long were making major improvements in the way the products were made and sold. Within a year, the Grissoms bought out their partners and Mrs. Grissom’s Salads was born.

Today, we continue to manufacture our branded products from Nashville, Tennessee. Our customers include grocery chain stores, dollar stores, and independent grocers throughout the Southeast, and parts of the Midwest (see our “where to find” tab for locations near you). The commitment to producing and distributing our product continues on all the Grissom branded products. If you do not see our products, ask your store to add. If you are a retailer- let us know how we can help you grow the salad category. Select the best, select Mrs. Grissom’s.


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