And the winner is: Anthony Chavez, who selected 351; the winning number was 353 (screen shot to the right). Thanks to everyone who participated. This was the second consecutive record-setting birthday week, and I am most grateful.
Today, to celebrate the blog’s ninth anniversary, we’re giving away The VinGardeValise Petite, the ultimate wine bottle suitcase, plus an autographed copy of the cheap wine book. Thanks to VinGarde, a long-time pal of the blog, for its support. This is the final giveaway for Birthday Week.
Complete contest rules are here. Pick a number between 1 and 1,000 and leave it in the comment section of this post. You can’t pick a number someone else has picked, and you need to leave your guess in the comments section of this post — no email entries or entries on other posts. Unless the number is in the comments section of this post, the entry won’t count.
If you get the blog via email or RSS, you need to go to this exact post on the website to enter (click the link to get there). At about 5 p.m. central today, I’ll go to random.org and generate the winning number. The person whose entry is closest to that number gets the VinGarde and the book.