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Nov 14

Giveaway #1: The Winner Is …

Using the random number generator at Random.org, the winner is …

Commenter #3: Rhonda D.

Rhonda, I will be in touch ASAP … congratulations! You’re now the proud owner of a DVD copy of Blood Into Wine.

For every one else, don’t despair. I still have a couple more copies of the movie to give away, plus some books. The next giveaway will be posted tomorrow (Monday).

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Nov 11

Wine as an Alternative Investment

I get so many press releases that I can’t keep up. Lately, I don’t have time to read them all, so I tend to ignore them when they don’t stand out. This one stood out for a reason. The good folks over at GourmetGiftBaskets.com have put together a rather entertaining infographic on alternative ways to invest your money, with coverage on wine, comic books, and movie posters. Since I’m limited on space, I grabbed only the wine section, but I encourage you to go take a look at the entire graphic. I found the movie poster section especially interesting.

I love the part of this graphic describing the most expensive wines ever sold. I mean, you certainly wouldn’t want to have been the waiter at the Four Seasons who broke the 1787 Chateau Margaux. Oops.

It’s tiny, isn’t it? Click the image to view the full size (depending on your browser, you may need to click the image on the new page as well).

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Nov 09

GIVEAWAY #1: DVD Copy of Maynard James Keenan’s Blood Into Wine

Do you like Maynard James Keenan? Itching to see or own Blood Into Wine, the documentary he released about opening and running his Arizona winery?

I can help you with that. I have several copies to give away over the course of the next month. We’re going to start this week.  Please note that this is a regular DVD and not a Blu-Ray, in case your electronics fall into the “fancy” category.

Just post in the comments section below the reason WHY you want to own this movie. Try to give me something interesting, such as why you like MJK, or why you want to learn about his wine. “I like movies about wine!” or “MJK is so hot!” are not acceptable answers. Try to think of something astute and/or interesting, okay?

I’ll leave the comments section open through 11:55 pm EST, Saturday, Nov 13. Any comments entered after that point (in case I’m not awake to close the comments) will not be entered in the contest. On Sunday, Nov 14, I’ll use a randomizer to select the number of the winning comment. It will be totally random and is only valid if the winner meets the following conditions:

1. You leave an actual comment on this post and do NOT email me instead. Emailing won’t work for this. I know you folks prefer to email rather than comment, but just this one time I need you to use the comments section, okay?

2. When you fill out the comment form, please leave a valid name in the correct field, not a user name. Please don’t make me send an email to wineloverboy2506 or some such thing. I won’t do it. I’d much rather email Dear Emily, You won!

3. When you fill out the comment form, you must include a valid email address that you actually check. I’ll post the name and comment number of the winner on Sunday, but I still need to contact you to negotiate a way to get this DVD to you.

4. Just a reminder about our Comments policy – in particular, the part about being excellent to each other.

Start commenting!

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Nov 08

Local Restaurants Support Veterans with Free Entrees

I’m completely just pasting in a press release here, but it’s got all the information you need. Why reinvent the wheel?

Relish Restaurant Group announced today that for the second year in a row four of their area restaurants will hold a Veterans Appreciation Week giving all veterans a free entrée. The Bistro, Chalk Food +Wine, Local 127 and Lavomatic Café will salute area troops with a free meal in celebration for Veterans Day. The event will last from November 8th through November 14th during regular business hours.

“Our service members deserve more than one day in recognition of their service and sacrifice to our country, this is why we are giving back for an entire week,” said Summer Crenshaw, Director of Marketing for Relish Restaurant Group. “Last year we were able to serve several hundred area veterans, donating nearly $10,000 in meals. We expect this year to be even bigger and we are excited to serve our veterans.”

This year the restaurants will also offer patrons the opportunity to give back to veterans, through a special patriotic-themed cocktail menu with proceeds benefiting Disabled American Veterans (DAV). “We’re very impressed with Relish Restaurant Group’s generous recognition of veterans,” said Marc Burgess, Executive Director of DAV’s National Headquarters in Cold Spring, Ky. “In addition to providing a great meal, they’re going a step further and giving their patrons an opportunity to support our veterans service programs.”

To participate in appreciation week, veterans just need to show proof of military service and make a reservation at one of four restaurants. The veteran will choose on entrée from a special menu.

Proof of military service includes:
• U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card
• U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card
• DD214
• Citation or Commendation
• Photograph in uniform
• Veterans Organization Card

Participating restaurants:

Local 127
127 W. 4th St
Cincinnati OH 45202

The Bistro
413 Vine St
Cincinnati OH 45202

Lavomatic Cafe
1211 Vine St
Cincinnati OH 45202

Chalk Food and Wine
318 Greenup St
Covington, KY 41011

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