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01.11.2008

The Menu For Hope Prize Winners. Maybe You?

mfhlogosmall_2.jpgThe moment that you've all (OK, maybe some of you have) been patiently waiting for. The winners of this year's Menu For Hope Wine Prizes! Thank you all so much for your generous donations this year (to the tune of more than $90,000) and your support. An extra special thank you to all the bloggers and others who donated prizes -- your generosity is also astounding.

For the winners, please reach out to the blogger who donated the prize to arrange delivery. We will also provide the donors with the e-mail addresses of their prize recipients. EXCEPT: For the Wine Library TV, Eric Asimov, Meadowood, Oxbow Wine Merchant, Sonoma Grapemasters, Willowbrook/Owl Ridge, Crushpad, World of Fine Wine, and Winemonger prizes, please e-mail me at alder at vinography dot com.

Without further ado:

WB01 : Private, LIVE Episode of Wine Library TV from Wine Library TV  WINNER: Carolyn S Spengler

WB02 : Dinner in New York with Eric Asimov of the New York Times from Vinography  WINNER:Anthony C Nicalo

WB03 : Wine Vacation at Meadowood Resort in the Napa Valley from Vinography  WINNER: Oren Teich

WB04 : A Case of Top Rated Wine from Free Run Juice  WINNER:Babak Khazaeni

WB05 : Private Wine and Cheese Tasting from Peter Granoff  WINNER: jeffrey stai

WB06 : 6 Packof Boutique Italian Wine from On The Wine Trail in Italy  WINNER: William F Halfpap

WB07 : P.S. I Love You from Juicy Tales  WINNER: Christina Sorenson

WB08 : Six Packof Quixote Wine from Simply Recipes  WINNER:Christina Sorenson

WB09 : Make Custom Wine at Sonoma Grapemasters from Segue Cellars  WINNER: Sheryl Kane

WB10 : Mixed Case of Owl Ridge and Willowbrook Wines from Vinography  WINNER:Leah Moskowitz

WB11 : Private Wine Education in the Midwest from Wine For Newbies  WINNER: Renee L Antoine

WB12 : Drink Some of Washington States Best from The Wine Offensive  WINNER:Robyn C Eckhardt

WB13 : Mark Marino California Wine Tour from Winery_Times  WINNER: jeffrey stai

WB14 : Cima Collina Precious Pinot from Cima Collina  WINNER:Amy Ginn

WB15 : Labor of Love, a day in the vineyard in the South of France from La Gramiere  WINNER: Kate A Mcwiggins

WB16 : San Francisco East Bay Wine Sampler from Blind Muscat's Cellarbook  WINNER:Dawn H Loh

WB17 : Brand New Rousanne from Winecast  WINNER: Susan Tenney

WB18 : Private Wine Blending Session from Crushpad Winery  WINNER:Tracy Parsons

WB19 : Long Island Cabernet Franc Three-Pack from Lenndevours  WINNER: Alison Violano

WB20 : ARomantic Getaway for Long Island Wine Lovers from Lenndevours  WINNER:Paul J Cardillo

WB21 : Epic Vineyard Photography From Michael Regnier from Vinography  WINNER: Jeffrey H Petree

WB22 : Fine ArtPrint from Vsur  WINNER: Paola M Battaglia

WB23 : SommelierServices for the Night near Philadelphia, NY, or DC from McDuff's Food and Wine Trail  WINNER: Lisa E Phillips

WB24 : A Year's subscription to The World of Fine Wine (value US$800) and Claude Kolm's The Fine Wine Review via Vinography  WINNER:William F Halfpap

WB25 : A Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Sampler from Purple Liquid  WINNER: rebecca bennett

WB26 : Twisted Vertical Case of *%#&@! and %@#$! from El Bloggo Torcido  WINNER:Paul J Cardillo

WB27 : Mixe dHalf Case of Austrian Wines from Winemonger, via Vinography  WINNER: Jennifer L Anderson

And I know many of you bid on more than just the wine prizes so please take a look at the full list of winners at ChezPim.


Thanks again, and I look forward to next year. If you have any questions, please let me know by e-mailing me or submitting a comment.

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