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Friday Birthday Week giveaway: Four copies of the cheap wine book

cheap wine book

Yes, four autographed copies just for you.

And the winner is: Steve Gagne, who selected 424; the winning number was 413 (screen shot to the right).
Thanks to everyone who participated. This was the final birthday week giveaway.


Today, to celebrate the blog’s 10th anniversary, we’re giving away four autographed copies of the cheap wine book. 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 books.

riedel

Thursday Birthday Week giveaway: Six Riedel wine glasses

riedelWin six Riedel wine glasses

And the winner is: DLB, who selected 45; the winning number was 42 (screen shot to the right).
Thanks to everyone who participated. Tomorrow’s giveaway and the last of birthday week: four autographed copies of the cheap wine book.


Today, to celebrate the blog’s 10th anniversary, we’re giving away six Riedel wine glasses — two Vinum sparkling glasses and four O red wine glassescourtesy of Banfi Wines. Thanks to Banfi, which has been a Birthday Week supporter many times over the years. This is the the fourth of five daily giveaways; check out this post to see the final prize.

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 glasses.

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

wine.com gift card

And the winner is: Rafael Chelles Barroso, who selected 123; the winning number was 136 (screen shot to the left). Thanks to everyone who participated. Tomorrow’s giveaway: the six Reidels — two Vinum sparkling glasses and four O red wine glassescourtesy of Banfi Wines.


Today, to celebrate the blog’s 10th 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 the blog and what we do here. This is 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.

Monday Birthday Week giveaway: $50 Bonny Doon gift card

bonny doonWin a $50 Bonny Doon gift card


And the winner is: Jeff, who selected 912; the winning number was 947 (screen shot to the right). Thanks to everyone who participated. Tomorrow’s giveaway is the French wine accessories gift pack, courtesy of Teuwen Communication.


Today, to celebrate the blog’s 10th anniversary, we’re giving away a $50 gift card from Bonny Doon, one of my favorite California producers. 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 gift card.

Birthday week 2017 starts Monday

Birthday weekThe blog’s 10th Birthday Week begins on Monday, with some of the the best prizes yet

Birthday Week 2017, the 10th annual, begins on Monday with perhaps the best prizes in Birthday Week history. And why not? Ten years doing this is a long time, and especially doing what we do here.

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: A $50 gift card from Boony Doon Vineyards.

• Tuesday: A French wine gift accessory pack, courtesy of and much thanks to 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: Six Riedel wine glasses — two Vinum sparkling glasses and four O red wine glassescourtesy of Banfi Wines.

• Friday: Four autographed copies 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.

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.