The blog celebrates its fourth anniversary next week, which means a brightly colored chart, a couple of long posts with lots of bullit items, and the annual review of Tormaresca Neprica, the wine that has attracted the most visitors over the past four years.
Plus, of course, prizes -- because the Wine Curmudgeon doesn't celebrate the blog's birthday without thanking the people who have kept me here since 2007. I'll give away a copy of George Taber's new book (hopefully autographed), "A Toast to Bargain Wines"; a bottle of Neprica; two tickets to DrinkLocalWine's fourth annual conference, DLW 2012 in Denver; an EasyLift corkscrew set; and a copy of the new Jacques Pepin cookbook, Essential Pepin (because he's not only a great chef, but a fan of cheap wine).
Each morning 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. Everyone 21 and older is eligible.