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Friday Birthday Week giveaway: VinGardeValise Petite

VingardeValise petite
And the winner is: Anthony Chavez, who selected 351; the winning number was 353 (screen shot to the right). Thanks to everyonerandom5 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.

Thursday Birthday Week giveaway: $100 NakedWines.com gift certificate

$100 NakedWines.com gift certificateAnd the winner is: Lincoln Stuart Farnum, who selected 666; the winning number was 689 random4(screen shot to the right) — and it was damn close for all the prizes. The second- and third- place winners are long-time blog visitor Burnsey, who has been around here as long as I have, I think (713) and Patty Collins (657). Thanks to everyone who participated. Tomorrow’s giveaway, the final one for Birthday Week, is the VinGardeValise Petite, the ultimate wine bottle suitcase, plus a copy of the cheap wine book.


Today, to celebrate the blog’s ninth anniversary, we’re giving away a $100 gift certificate from NakedWines.com, plus a $100 voucher for a $160 order for the second and third place finishers.. Thanks to NakedWines.com for joining us for the Birthday Week fun this year. This is the the fourth of five daily giveaways; check out this post to see the prizes for the rest of the 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 gift certificate, and the the two entries closest after that get the voucher.

Wednesday Birthday Week giveaway: $100 Wine.com gift card

wine.com gift card

 

random3And the winner is: Fritz Reese, who selected 729; the winning number was 757 (screen shot to the left). Thanks to everyone who participated. Tomorrow’s giveaway is a $100 gift certificate from NakedWines.com, plus a $100 voucher for a $160 order for the second- and third-place finishers.


Today, to celebrate the blog’s ninth anniversary, we’re giving away a $100 Wine.com gift card, good for anything on the site of the world’s largest Internet wine retailer. Thanks to Wine.com, a long-time supporter of what we do here, for their gift again this year. This is the the third of five daily giveaways; check out this post to see the prizes for the rest of the 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 gift card.

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Tuesday Birthday Week giveaway: French wine accessory gift pack

French wine accessoriesrandom2And the winner is: Janee, who selected 527; the winning number was 515 (screen shot to the left). Thanks to everyone who participated. Tomorrow’s giveaway is a $100 gift card from Wine.com, and thank you very much to the people at Wine.com for their annual enthusiasm for what we do here.

 

 

 


Today, to celebrate the blog’s ninth anniversary, we’re giving away a French wine accessory gift pack, courtesy of Teuwen Communications and its French wine clients. It includes a t-shirt, waiter’s corkscrew, coffee mug, and much more. This is the second of five daily giveaways; check out this post to see the prizes for the rest of the 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 gift pack.

Winebits 465: Birthday Week 2016 odds and ends

MillennialsThis week’s wine news: Millennials and Baby Boomers love the blog, plus way more posts than any one Curmudgeon should have to write

Younger and younger:  The top age group visiting the blog last year was young, 25 to 34, accounting for one-quarter of the site’s visitors. That’s something I’ve been trying to do for years — to get younger so I could spread the gospel to people who haven’t already made up their minds about wine. In fact, the 35 to 44 age group tied the 55-64s for second, at 18 percent each. It also makes the blog far different from the Winestream Media, which still focuses on the Baby Boomers. I’m still too male, 55 to 45 percent, but that can be my project for 2017.

Almost 2,700 posts: Which, if you think about it, is impressive — the Wine Curmudgeon hunched over the keyboard pounding away since November 2008, taking on the combined might of the wine cyber-ether. About one in five of those posts have been $10 wine reviews, something that surprised me when I looked it up. You’d think I would have written more of them given what I do here. Then again, how many $10 wine reviews does anyone else do?

Linux at one percent: Those of us who run Linux refuse to believe that it accounts for only one percent of the computer operating systems in use, which is the usual figure given by tech analysts. But this is the second year in a row that one percent of the blog’s visitors used Linux to get here, so maybe the analysts are correct. Apple’s iOS mobile system and Windows were first and second, with about a third each. And the death of the Firefox browser has not been exaggerated, if my figures mean anything. It’s a distant third behind Chrome and Safari (about 40 percent each), barely edging the woeful Internet Explorer. If the best you can do is barely edge Internet Explorer, you’re in trouble.

Monday Birthday Week giveaway: VinGardeValise Petite

VingardeValise petiteAnd the winner is: Douglas, who selected 645; the winning number was 629 (screen shot to the right). Thanks to everyone who participated. Tomorrow’s giveaway is the French wine accessories gift pack, courtesy of Teuwen random1114Communications and its French wine clients.


Today, to celebrate the blog’s ninth anniversary, we’re giving away The VinGardeValise Petite, the ultimate wine bottle suitcase, plus a copy of Jerry Lockspesier’s “Your Wine Questions Answered.” Thanks to VinGarde, a long-time pal of the blog, and Jerry for their contributions. This is the first of five daily giveaways; check out this post to see the prizes for the rest of the 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.

Birthday week 2016 starts Monday

Birthday week 2016The blog’s ninth Birthday Week begins on Monday, with the best prizes yet

Birthday Week 2016, the ninth annual, begins on Monday with the best prizes in Birthday Week history. And why not? This year will be the best in blog history, with almost one-half million visitors. Who knew after the trials and travails of the past couple of years?

Hence the Wine Curmudgeon’s annual thank you to everyone who reads the blog and visits the site, since none of this would happen without you. Contest rules are here. Those of you who get the blog via email or RSS will need to go to winecurmudgeon.com and click on that day’s prize post to enter.

Each day next week, a prize post will run in addition to the regular post. Pick a number between 1 and 1,000 and leave it in the comment section of the prize 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, like this one. Unless the number is in the comments section of the prize post, the entry won’t count.

This year’s prize schedule:

• Monday: The VinGardeValise Petite, the ultimate wine bottle suitcase, plus a copy of Jerry Lockspesier’s “Your Wine Questions Answered.” Thanks to VinGarde, a long-time pal of the blog, and Jerry for their contributions.

• Tuesday: A French wine gift accessory pack, courtesy of Teuwen Communications and its French wine clients.

• Wednesday: A $100 gift card from Wine.com, and thank you very much to the people at Wine.com for their annual enthusiasm for what we do here.

• Thursday: A $100 gift certificate from NakedWines.com, plus a $100 voucher for a $160 order for the second and third place finishers.

• Friday: Another VinGardeValise Petite, plus an autographed copy of the cheap wine book.

Besides the prize giveaways, I’ll recap the past year on the blog — the top posts and the least liked on Monday, as well as my always insightful analysis about what it all means and the future of the wine business on Thursday.