Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Toledo Wines and Vines Celebrates 1st Anniversary With Contest; Win Cool Wine Accessories

Bookmark and Share Hard to believe it's been one year since the curtain rose on Toledo Wine and Vines. We're going to celebrate in style by sharing some wine booty thanks to our friends at Wine Fabrications, a cool wine accessory company in Seattle.

We have some fans at Wine Fabrications (we met at the North American Wine Bloggers Conference in Washington State) and they have agreed to provide three really fantastic prizes for our contest. Let me share the rules of our little game and then I'll tell you about the goodies.

Since we began on September 13, 2009, we've had 367 posts and 10,128 visitors -- wait, just got another one, make that 10,129. We've shared our love of the world of wine and would like you to share too. Here's how to enter the contest -- it's really easy:

1. Contest runs from September 14 to September 28, 2010.
2. Contest is open to residents of the US and Canada. (True Fabrications is mailing the prizes and it isn't practical to mail to most international locations.)
3. Submit a short write-up (no more than 250 words) on your favorite wine.
4. Include a digital photo (should be of the wine or wine related).
6. The Toledo Wines and Vines tasting team will make the final selection of winners. Judges' decision is final.
7. Entries must be e-mailed to twav@att.net.

There will be a first, second and third prize:

First prize: Vinturi Aerator (Red Wine). Wine needs to breathe to open up, release its intended aromas and of course make it taste better. Vinturi's patent pending design speeds up this process by instantly aerating wine with ease and convenience. Your wine will have received the perfect amount of aeration by the time you are done pouring a glass. Includes base, pouch, and filter screen. I've got one of these and it has changed how I drink wine. It really works.

Second prize: Soiree Aerator. A person can never get too much aeration, right? This handy aerator was all the buzz at the North American Wine Bloggers Conference. This classy aerator is a gift worthy crystal ball that can show you all the complexities of the wine you are about to drink. Fitting securely on the bottle top, it pours and decants in one step. Soiree takes the fuss out of traditional decanting and Let the awesomeness begin! Includes gaskets for a universal fit, instructions, bottle stopper and stand.

Third prize: Vacu Vin wine saver. Tired of tired wine that loses its magic after a day or two? Here is the solution! This sleek and effective Vacu Vin wine saver pumps out air to preserve opened wine longer. It also comes with one stopper to use after you are done using the pump.

So there you have it -- probably the easiest contest you'll ever find. All you have to do is enjoy your favorite wine and then tell us about it.

Thanks for reading. It has been a fun first year. A tip of the cap also to our TWAV tasting team who has contributed photos, run the Facebook page and contributed outstanding stories.

Cheers and good luck.
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