SUBSCRIBERS: chocolates, wine and devilish recipes
Delicious Australian chocolate, specially selected wines from Australia and beyond from The Wine Society and a Tasmanian recipe book that will have you cooking up devlilshly delicious dishes are all on offer in this month's Subscriber's competition. Chocolate, wine and home-cooked food - now can you think of a better way to send off winter?
First prize this month is one of two Cocoa Farm Chocolate Hampers (RRP A$110 each plus postage). Second prize is half a dozen wines specially selected by The Wine Society for VisitVineyards.com Subscribers (RRP A$90 plus postage). Third prize is another tasty chocolate treat from Cocoa Farm - win one of four chocolate packs (RRP A$25.90 each plus postage) and fourth prize is one of two copies of Devilishly Delicious Recipes from Tasmania compiled by Soroptomist International of Tasmania (RRP A$15 plus postage).
HOW TO ENTER THIS MONTH'S COMPETITION
This month we're doing something different!
If you've experienced a particular vineyard, restaurant, accommodation or any product listed on VisitVineyards.com, then post your comments on their listing. No need to write War and Peace - comments just need to be honest, your own experiences not someone else's, and succinct whether they're positive or negative (and polite please - we have to moderate them!).
We'll be judging comments on how useful your feedback is for other visitors - the best ones will go into the draw for these great prizes. A dose of wit or humour might improve your chances, too.
To post a comment all you have to do its to type the name of your favourite winery, restaurant or whatever in the search box located on the RH column of VisitVineyards.com, click on its heading that appears in the search results, and when the listing opens add your comments below (scroll down). Don't forget to give it your star rating, too. Give it a go - it's easy and fun and you could win one of these great prizes:
FIRST PRIZE (two hampers)
Wine and chocolate - some say a match made in heaven and after tasting the Cocoa Farm range, we certainly agree. Farm by Nature, producer of the Cocoa Farm chocolate range, has provided us with two hampers full of their superb chocolates to give away to VisitVineyards.com Subscribers. Each hamper contains the whole range of their finest chocolates:
- 3 x 100g wine chocolates (shiraz, merlot, pinot noir)
- 3 x 40g wine chocolate bars (shiraz, merlot, pinot noir)
- 4 x no added sugar chocolate 100g ( dark, milk, dark with mango lime and chili, milk with hazelnut and coffee)
- 3 x no added sugar 40g bars (dark, mango lime and chili, hazelnut and coffee)
- 4 x organic chocolate 100g (dark, milk, dark orange, milk with honey and almond) and
- 2 x organic bars 40g (dark orange, milk with honey and almond)
- 2 x shiraz wine chocolate barrels gift boxes (120g and 80g)
Only the best ingredients are used to produce these innovative and unique flavours for chocolates lovers and this is qiuckly detected in the ultimate taste test. And if you need any further inducement to try and win one of these hampers, both cocoa and grapes are very rich natural sources of antioxidants!
SECOND PRIZE (one half dozen wine pack)
The Wine Society has put together this special selection of six wines for one lucky VisitVineyards.com subscriber. Starting with a cabernet sauvignon blend from Chile, dropping in chardonnay from Orange in NSW, shiraz from a Ngambie Lakes in Victoria, a sauvignon blanc from New Zealand and ending with a Barossa Valley classic, these wines will give your taste buds a quick tour of both new and old wine regions in Australia and beyond and even perhaps a taste for South America.
- Canepa Cab Sauv Gran Reserva Finisimo 06
- Cumulus Climbing Merlot 2006 (sc)
- Tahbilk Shiraz 2004 (sc)
- Printhie Chardonnay 2006 (sc)
- Society Marlborough Sauv Blanc 2008 (sc)
- Peter Lehmann Eden Valley Riesling 08
THIRD PRIZE (four packs)
Chocolate lovers rejoice - if you don't win one of the bulging chocolate hampers above, we still have more delicious Cocoa Farm chocolates to be won. These four packs contain their wine chocolate selection (100g each of the pinot noir, merlot and shiraz bars) plus a gift box full of shiraz chocolate barrels. And if you do win, make sure you claim your prize quickly - they are very tempting to the VisitVineyards.com team who see them sitting on the prize shelf!
FOURTH PRIZE (two copies)
Devilishly Delicious Recipes from Tasmania was inspired by the plight of the Tasmanian Devil, hard hit by the devil facial tumour disease. Soroptomist International of Tasmania adopted this as their regional project and soon had recipes flooding in from across the state from a wide range of people including award-winning chef Fiona Hoskin of Fee and Me, gourmet food producers, retired politicians and even the chef from Casey Station! All contributors with the plight of our devilish friend at heart.
From boozy beef stew to elderflower poached rhubarb, grown-up ice blocks to holy cow pats, dev'lish Dean's mushroom soup to Swan River pipis - it's a wide,and sometimes interestingly named, range of recipes but with one thing in common - Tasmania's fresh produce. Even if you don't win a copy in the competition, just $18 will buy you some great Tasmanian recipes and perhaps help save the Tasmanian Devil.
Ten runners up will each receive a funky new tchillbag. What's a tchillbag? It's a recyclable carry bag for wine, that can also be filled with ice and used as a cooler. Great for the warmer months ahead, and makes a fabulous gift bag for that special bottle you're giving away or taking out to dinner.
NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS:
Remember to read your VisitVineyards.com Winepros Archive Newsletter sent on the first Tuesday of the month, where we announce the winners. So you don't miss out, please add VisitVineyards.com to your safe senders' list - we'll do what we can to contact you, but unclaimed prizes must be redrawn.
Book, wine and food prizes will be posted to you anywhere in Australia. Book prizes will be posted overseas however we regret we are cannot post wine, food or beer overseas. You must be over 18 to enter. See our competition terms and conditions here »
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