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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza: Pier One Wine Opener Set

I don't fancy myself an oenophile -- I can't detect hints of chocolate or a fruity finish to save my life. But I do enjoy a glass of wine now and then.

As I've gotten older, I've gotten a bit more sophisticated in my drinking habits. I wouldn't let the Boone's Farm wine that sustained me during my college days to cross my threshold!

In vino veritas, and I've had a glass tonight!

Seriously, though, I enjoy a good glass of wine and the ritual of drinking it.

As I've come to appreciate finer wines, I've upgraded my barware. Whether I'm hosting a party or enjoying a glass in solitude, I like to serve it in my finest crystal wine glasses. I've never been one to stash my good china and crystal away for "special occasions." I like to display it and use it; otherwise, what's the point in having it?

I used to use a cheapo corkscrew to open my wine, and I often struggled to wrest the cork from the bottle. That's no fun, which is why I invested in a nice set of wine accessories to make opening wine easier and more enjoyable.

Today, as part of the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza, I'm giving away a sleek wine opener set from Pier One. I think it looks like just the sort of thing Don Draper on Mad Men might keep in his bar. The set includes a corkscrew, wine bottle collar, cutter and wine stopper.



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To enter the giveaway, please share a wine recommendation with my readers and me.

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Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Be sure to include an email address so I can contact if you win. Also include your Twitter name on Twitter entries and a link to any tweets you post about this contest for verification.
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Contest open to residents of the United States and Canada only. Contest ends at 11:59 PM EDT on November 5. Winner will be drawn at random from all entries and will be contacted by email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to that email. If no response is received in that time, a new winner will be drawn.

Don't forget to check out the other prizes being offered as part of the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza. Come back every day to see what's new.

26 comments:

  1. Cabernet Sauvignon is a good wine,however I am a sherry person myself..try sweet sherry and beer with melon balls,otherwise known as Moon Drops

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  2. I'm your blog follower.
    V G Marcel
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  3. Some of the 2 for one options are really good. I bought Spanish Cava that way and it's very good (sprakling wine)
    V G Marcel
    cudjojo at Gmail.com

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  4. I like white zinfandel. It's light and fresh.
    Sofia
    Liveleisurely (at) yahoo.com

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  5. Twitter follower, @dee_greatest

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  6. I posted my wine reccomendation but I don't see it here...

    I reccomend Reisling for any wine lover who likes a light fruity taste.

    Mommygaga.com

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  7. And I like the Merlot for meat. There are some really good cheap Merlots. The Australian ones are a good buy.
    Barb Shronts
    Barbroshronts at hotmail.com

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  8. I like pinot noir... really any good red wine. I always forget the brands so I usually hold on the label. I don't have any on hand right now!
    crystalc0526 at gmail dot com

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  10. Chenin Blanc, a white wine, goes nicely with a mild cheese and fruit, thanks, clallen at ntin dot net

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  15. subscribe via email
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  16. if you want a nice quiet night drink some white zenfendal with your honey after you put the kids to bed!
    thanks,shannon
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  20. I just went on a long weekend wine tasting tour. In the summer if you have a bottle of a good semi-sweet red wine take it, mix it with 1/4-1/2 cup grenadine (depending on your taste). Pour it on a flat cookie sheet with sides and stick in the freezer. It shoudl get to a mush you can easily scrape off. Its not fully frozen because of the alcohol. Nice refreshing wine slushy!

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  21. I've subscribed via google reader.

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  22. I have the opener but can't figure how to use it. Do you know how? Please tell me

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