Next week is the Wine Curmudgeon's third anniversary, which means prizes for our visitors. After all, I wouldn't be here if you didn't stop by every day.
Each day next week, in addition to the regular post, there will be a prize post. To win the prize, pick a number between 1 and 1,000 and leave it in the comment section of the post. At about 5 p.m. central each day, I'll go to random.org and generate the winning number. The person whose number is closest to the random number wins the prize -- and no, you can't pick a number someone else has picked. All are eligible, which is the beauty of random.org.
Here's what we're giving away. Plus, each winner gets a tin of Wine Curmudgeon M&M candies:
• Monday: Three music CDs, courtesy of Sony Masterworks -- Love by Issac Delgado, Lang Lang Live in Vienna, and My Mexican Soul, with Alondra de la Parra conducting the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas.
• Tuesday: Kevin Zraly's Windows on the World Complete Wine Course, perhaps the best introductory book on wine ever written, and a Vacu Vin set. The gifts are courtesy of True, an on-line wine gadget and supplies retailer.
• Wednesday: The blog's favorite wine -- Tormaresca Neprica, which has been the most popular post each year I've done the blog. I have two bottles, which I'll give away to the two people closest to the random number.
• Thursday: A pass for two to the 2011 DrinkLocalWine.com conference April 2-3 in St. Louis, focusing on Missouri wine. It includes admission to the seminars, Twitter wine tasting, and winemaker reception on April 2 and winery tours on April 3 (though you'll have to get to St. Louis on your own).
• Friday: The Jimtown Store Cookbook, highlighting the food and recipes of one of Sonoma County's must-see sites.