’09 Viognier Recipe Contest
June 16, 2010 § 15 Comments
You don’t have to be a world-class chef to make a dish that pairs perfectly with Viognier, and here’s your chance to prove it.
To celebrate the release of our international award winning 2009 Viognier, we’re holding a Viognier recipe contest, and you’re invited to compete.
Here’s the scoop:
Simply submit an original recipe that either pairs with or is made with our ’09 Viognier no later than Tuesday, June 29th, and you’ll be automatically entered to win the grand prize.
“But Suzanne,” you ask. “Your ’09 Viognier isn’t out yet. How do I know what to pair with it?”
Excellent question. And here’s the answer.
Starting immediately, we have “pre-released” ’ our 09 Viognier, and it’s now available in our tasting room to anyone who wants to take a bottle home for the contest.
And if you’re anxious to start cooking up a storm now, here’s a Viognier flavor profile and suggested pairings from winemaker Nate.
Typically, people describe Viognier as having aromatics of apricots, honeysuckle, white fruits, stone fruits, peaches, and melons.
Our 2009, in particular, has big white floral aromatics, a fruity, medium-bodied mouthfeel and a lightly-spicy, lightly-acidic finish.
This wine pairs well with seafood, poultry, spicy or exotic dishes, nuts and creamy cheeses.
Grand prize: If you win, your recipe will be catered at the official ’09 Viognier release party Saturday July 3rd.
You’ll also receive two complimentary tickets to our exclusive Viognier Wine Dinner in August (date and location to be announced) and one of our wine-themed chef’s aprons.
(Oh, and did I mention bragging rights?)
Runner-up: 1 complimentary ticket to our August Viognier Wine Dinner.
How to enter:
There’s no fee to enter; which mean you have nothing to lose. And you have 3 easy way to submit your recipe(s).
- Add your recipe as a comment on this blog post.
- Email your recipe to me at email@example.com
- Drop your recipe off at our tasting room.
The fine print:
- All recipes must be original or your own “take” on a classic. By submitting a recipe, you certify that it is your own (and not copied and pasted from The Food Network, for example.)
- You may submit as many original recipes as you like.
- By submitting a recipe, you give us permission to use it if you win. You will be given full credit for the recipe.
The submission deadline is Tuesday June 29th. The winner will be announced Friday, July 2nd and the winning recipe will be catered in our tasting room Saturday July 3rd from 12 pm – 2 pm.
So what are you waiting for? Get cooking!