Wine & Design Comes to Chicago

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Wine & Design Comes to Chicago

Earlier this month we had the pleasure of sponsoring The Common Thread for the Cure Foundation’s first Chicago Wine & Design event. Nearly 200 guests from the A+D community gathered to support the cure for breast cancer, enjoying hors d’oeuvres, gourmet cheeses and wine from Russian River Vineyards that featured last year’s winning wine labels.

Founded in 2000, The Common Thread for a Cure is challenges design firms in the A+D industry to create a wine label that supports breast cancer awareness while reflecting the Russian River brand. The labels then compete to be placed on one of two award-winning wines from Russian River Vineyards. This year: pinot noir and sauvignon blanc.

While guests mingled and admired the 12-15 label designs provided by local design firms, Carl Magnusson of CGM Design and Arexit was scrutinizing the designs and selecting this year’s winning labels.

This year Nelson designed the winning label for the Sauvignon Blanc, while Perkins and Rome won the best label for the Pinot Noir.

Each bottle of wine sporting the winning label supports Helping Hand Grants, which help support breast cancer survivors and their families. Last year, The Common Thread for the Cure assisted 25 breast cancer survivors and their families with Helping Hand Grants.

Lamin-Art’s own Georgy Olivieri is on the board of directors for The Common Thread for the Cure. We’re so glad we had the opportunity to co-sponsor this amazing event. Here’s to making this an annual gathering!

Founded in 2000 by Suzann Burkhead-Bray and Scott Burkhead, The Common Thread for a Cure is a unique program within the A+D industry that challenges designers to create a unique wine label, which they enter into a contest. The winning label is placed on the award winning wines of Russian River Vineyards and then sold through online and at industry functions throughout the US. A percentage of the sales are given to provide Helping Hand Grants in support of persons or families fighting breast cancer. For more information, visit

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