And the winner is: The winning number is 470 (screenshot to the right). The winner is Michael, a loyal Canadian visitor to the blog who picked 475. That cross-border relationship will no doubt present all sorts of challenges in getting Michael his bottle of Neprica (we've been down that road before). Thanks to everyone who participated.
The Wednesday prize to celebrate the blog's fourth anniversary is a bottle of the wine most favored by the blog's visitors over that time: Tormaresca Neprica. It's the third 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 after 5 p.m. central today. All contestants must be 21 or older.