And the winner is: The winning number is 869 -- screen shot to the left. The winner was Jeff, who picked 878 -- and about 10 mintues before the deadline. Nice timing, Jeff. He gets the True gift pack, plus the tin of Wine Curmudgeon M&M candies.
Today, to celebrate, the blog's third anniversary, we're giving away a tin of Wine Curmudgeon M&M candies and a gift pack from True, an on-line wine gadget and supplies retailer -- Kevin Zraly's Windows on the World Complete Wine Course, perhaps the best introductory book on wine ever written, and a Vacu Vin set. Vacu Vin preserves wine left in the bottle.
To win the prize, pick a number between 1 and 1,000 and leave it in the comment section of this post. If you get the blog via email, you'll have to go to the Web site to enter your number. At about 5 p.m. central today, I'll go to random.org and generate the winning number. The person whose number is closest to the random number when I post the number this afternoon wins the prize -- and no, you can't pick a number someone else has picked. Check out the schedule to see the prizes for the rest of the week.