Here comes another first. No, of course not the quiz, otherwise why would it be called #45? Only few days ago I wrote my first wine magazine review, and now I’m doing my first giveaway!
It is not the wine giveaway, as some of you could’ve hope (this might be even illegal), but it is wine book giveaway. This brand new book is called Rock and Vine, and it is profiling a group of young “wine revolutionaries”, people who are [again] changing California wine industry. Here is the quote from the book’s press release:
“In Napa, fifth generation winemaker Joe Wagner creates the nation’s best selling Pinot Noir, while second generation wine brand director Christina Turley hooks a new generation on dry, high-end White Zinfandel. In Sonoma, Jordan Kivelstadt introduces America to premium wine-on-tap, while reality television star Ben Flajnik and his partners Mike Benziger and Danny Fay are mixing serious biodynamic wines with seriously good times.”
I think it should be an interesting book to read, and you even might be able get your own hard copy – and this is what this giveaway is all about.
I got 5 copies of the book to give away. In order to find 5 lucky people, I have a wine quiz which consists of 5 questions – very easy questions, I think, and some of them not even be real questions at all. The winners will be selected from the people who will leave the comments. If there will be only 5 people commenting, selecting the winners will be an easy job. If there will be more people commenting, 5 winners will be selected at random. There is one essential limitation I have to mention – this giveaway is open only to US residents – yes, I know that many of my readers come from the countries outside US, but this is not my limitation.
Here are the questions:
1. In the famous movie “Sideways”, where (in which region) the action took place, and what were two grapes which Miles was so adamant about (one positive, one negative)?
2. Which grape is referred to as “The Real American Grape”?
3. What Judgement of Paris was all about and when did it t took place (provide short description)?
4. Name three US wineries which you visited, want to visit or at least drunk the wine from
5. Thinking about your favorite wines, name one of them ( any one of them). As a bonus, provide short description and may be explain why is it one of your favorite wines.
You don’t need to win the quiz and answer all the questions in order to win the book. In essence, you don’t even need to answer any of the questions (I still hope you will answer at least some of them) – but you need to leave a comment in order to have a chance to win the book. When you will be leaving a comment, if you are not using WordPress, please make sure that your e-mail address in the appropriate field is correct. If you are a winner, I will need to contact you to get your mailing address for the publisher to send you the book.
Have fun and good luck! Open some great bottle over the weekend! Cheers!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for my own review. All opinions are my own.
Saw a great video in the Dr. Vino wine blog – can’t help it, but I have to re-post. Anyone dares to repeat?
Have a wine and fun filled weekend, everyone. Cheers!
To celebrate International Fun [Fools] Day, I really wanted to write some serious post about, for instance, Chateau Petrus and Screaming Eagle wines available for sale in New York only for a day for $49.99, but – I’m not sure it would be that funny. I always admire great stories which look borderline real, put together for April 1st issues – like this one by Dr. Vino, or special reports in a Scientific American magazine, like this one – but sorry, I don’t have a talent to create a story like that on my own. Of course you don’t need to wait for the April 1st – you can find some [seriously] twisted wine fun in the Hose Master Of Wine blog at any day, but this usually goes way too far for me, so enter on your own risk.
Anyway, I feel like we need to celebrate April 1st, so I would like to offer you a video, which some of you probably saw before, but nevertheless – hopefully, it will put you in the right mood. Enjoy!
Have a great fun day and have fun with your wines. Cheers!