And the winner is: The winning number is 906 (screenshot to the right). The winner is PDoug, who picked 912 -- pretty impressive, actually. Thanks to everyone who participated. Birthday Week ends tomorrow with the blog's Thanksgiving wine guide and the "Essential Pepin."
The Thursday prize to celebrate the blog's fourth anniversary is a five-piece Easy Lift corkscrew set, which includes a corkscrew, foil cutter and bottle stopper. It's the fourth of five daily giveaways; check out this post to see the prizes for the rest of the week.
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 website 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 wins the prize -- and no, you can't pick a number someone else has picked. I'll post the winner tomorrow. All contestants must be 21 or older.