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12.16.2008

Win Dinner for Six, Free Wine, and Vinography as Your Sommelier

One of my greatest joys in the world is turning people on to good wine. And I love when I can do it in person. It's the season of giving, and as you know Vinography is the proud sponsor of all the wine prizes for this year's Menu for Hope charity raffle. I've made sure there are a lot of fabulous prizes to win, partly by vinography_sommelier_lg.jpgtalking generous folks in the wine industry into donating some really choice things.

But I haven't yet donated a prize myself this year. So let's change that, shall we?

My friend and fellow blogger Brett Emerson, he of In Praise of Sardines, is opening a restaurant here in San Francisco. It's called Contigo, and will be open in January 2009. Brett is a wonderful chef, and especially when it comes to the Spanish and Portuguese influenced food that he'll be featuring on Contigo's menu.

Brett's prize this year is dinner for six at his new restaurant, and my prize this year is to offer wine pairings from my cellar and my services as sommelier for the evening. That's right, you and five friends get to have a great four-course meal from what will be one of San Francisco's hottest new restaurants, and taste at least four fantastic wines from my cellar, poured by yours truly.

I'm already thinking about what cool wines I can serve, including some really old white and red Rioja, as well as an absolutely killer rosé, among other things. It will be a great time, and you can win it for as little as $10.

In order to bid on this prize, and to learn more about Contigo, please see the official prize announcement on In Praise of Sardines.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Comments (5)

Dylan wrote:
12.17.08 at 5:04 PM

I absolutely love Spanish and Portuguese food. I grew up with a lot of recipes from my father's mom since he was born and raised in Brasil. When you next speak to Brett tell him I find his choice in restaurant hits the nail on the head. Contigo (with you) has an inviting feel to it.

Dylan wrote:
12.17.08 at 5:05 PM

Excuse me, his choice in restaurant name*

sallie Ballantine wrote:
12.22.08 at 10:33 AM

I walked the El Camino across Spain, and in Rioja one winery turnd on a "free" spigot for pilgrims every day at 10 a.m. There was another choice of beverage: a soda machine with cans of soda for a Euro. I emptied my water bottle and filled it with red Rioja!

Jean-Louis wrote:
12.26.08 at 12:17 AM

I could not resist participating to this thing with you as sommelier du jour at contigo.

10.17.14 at 8:25 AM

Hiya! I know this is kinda off topic but I'd figured I'd ask.

Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest writing a blog article
or vice-versa? My website discusses a lot of the same subjects as yours and I feel we could greatly benefit from each other.
If you might be interested feel free to send me an email.
I look forward to hearing from you! Superb blog by the way!

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