The Wine Curmudgeon is giving away better stuff this year because the blog’s readership has been phenomenal over the past 12 months – up another 25 percent through the end of October. It’s the least I can do to say thank you to the blog’s visitors.
Birthday week begins a week from today, on Nov. 12. Each morning, 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 prize 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. You must be 21 and older to be eligible.
This year’s prize schedule:
• Tuesday: A wine book gift pack, including the controversial “Grape-a-hol, ”Oz Clarke’s Pocket Wine Book 2013,” and “The Curious World of Wine” from the esteemed Richard Vine. A tip o’ the Curmudgeon’s fedora to the authors and publishers who supplied the books.
• Wednesday: A $50 gift card from Wine.com, and thank you very much to the people at Wine.com for the card. I'm also told they'll have a major announcment next week, which we'll share on the blog.
• Thursday: A wine accessories gift pack, including a wine diary, wine tote, and waiter’s corkscrew.
• Friday: Two tickets to DrinkLocalWine's fifth annual conference set for April 2013. We’re announcing conference details on Nov. 16.