Looky here. I made it to another birthday. Impressive, no? I love the fact that I’ve been able to celebrate with y’all for the past 4 years – you’ve made it extra special.
Who doesn’t love baby pictures? Yep, that’s me
not that many years ago as a newborn with my big sister grinning from ear-to-ear at all the mischief she’d be able to enlist me in as we grew up. She still enlists me in mischief every chance she gets.
Let’s start things off with a hilarious video I found when perusing YouTube to find an appropriate birthday song video (you know how I like to be ecelctic with my choices) this one is a one-minute birthday party song:
I have a birthday challenge for you – I dare you to make a video of yourself doing those dance moves and send them to me as my birthday present. If I get 50 of them sent to me, I’ll make one too. I think I’m safe, though. Heh.
My birthday wouldn’t be complete unless we had some fun… so I decided it was time for another one of my infamous Wine / Non-Wino Giveaways since celebrating birthdays with wine and gifts with friends is always a good way to celebrate. Right? Once again this will be a two-fer – one for my Wino Friends and one for my Non-Wino Friends. That way everyone can celebrate.
I’m also including all my internationals buds – you’ll unfortunately only qualify for the non-wino portion of our program, though, because it’s way cheaper (and less of a headache) to send an Amazon Gift Code by way of the handy dandy method we refer to as email. But at least you’re still included – it wouldn’t be a complete celebration without my international friends, right?
Without further ado, let’s get on with what you’ll win. Behind Door Number One (also known as the Wino Door) we find that I was a slacker and didn’t take pictures… Yet. So here’s a picture of a gift basket I put together in the past as a not-so-accurate example:
The lucky Wino Winner will receive a bottle of my newest creation, Princess Nagger Private Reserve Chocolate Orange Port. I’m doing it’s final racking and degassing this afternoon, so it will be ready to bottle right about the time this giveaway comes to a close. Perfect timing.
It’s described thusly:
Princess Nagger Chocolate Orange Port wine is an intricate mélange of flavors that tempt the nose and reward the palate. Rich aromas of dark chocolate are set against a frame of citrus and vanilla notes. The palate is endowed with a full- bodied experience and medium-sweet finish.
Food Pairings: Pair it with chocolate or rich desserts, or have it as dessert itself.
Cheese Pairings: Blue, Gorgonzola, Roquefort, Stilton
Once I get the labels designed, I’ll post a pic of that. Stay tuned.
In addition, you will also receive two of these cute little Port Sippers:
You remember I posted about those – and about how Princess Nagger thought they look like headless dinosaurs or headless cats. Either way, a port sipper will give you the best experience of sipping the delectable port wine. I promise.
But that’s not all… You will also receive a bottle of Princess Nagger Private Reserve Exotic Fruit White Zinfun – a Gold Medal Winner in the 2012 International Winemaker’s Competition. Oh yeah.
A Gold Medal Winner in the 2012 International Winemaker’s Competition, Princess Nagger Exotic Fruit White Zinfun is a fantastic pairing of the natural berry and plum flavors of White Zinfandel with a host of luscious fruits including blackberry, strawberry, passion fruit and blackcurrant. This clever combination unleashes full fruit intensity with a wonderfully balanced, slightly tangy finish. Serve well chilled. 11% Alcohol By Volume. Contains Sulfites.
And, you’ll be getting a pair of stemless wine glasses. Say What? That’s what she said. So let’s review, 2 bottles of wine, 2 port sippers and 2 stemless wine glasses in a pretty (and cool) gift basket. But I’m not done yet. Oh no.
There will also be delectable chocolate tucked into the basket, too – all different kinds, all different varieties (as yet to be determined). It will be a wine and chocolate themed basket for the most part, and I will be coordinating with the winner for their preferences to customize it effectively.
And now, on to Door Number Two (also known as the Non-Wino Door). The Lucky winner will receive a Non-Wino Gift Basket filled with delectable goodies that don’t involve wine, but will be customized to the final winner’s preferences.
If you’re a chocolate lover, it’ll be chocolate themed. Or if you’re a coffee lover, coffee themed. Or a tea drinker, tea themed. Prefer a Family Movie Night Theme? I’ve got you covered. Trust me, it’ll be just as good as the Wino basket but without wine. And if you have no preference as to a theme, I have some brewing in my head. And they’re good. Trust me.
Any of you Non-Wino’s and all my international friends can choose to receive a $30 Amazon Gift Card (sent electronically) in lieu of a gift basket. You’re welcome to choose that over the gift basket, but I’ll leave that decision up to you. If you are outside the U.S., you will receive a $30 Amazon Gift Code sent electronically – sorry, you won’t be able to choose either gift basket because it’s a pain in the you-know-what to ship through customs.
OK, here are the ‘official rules':
(must be completed before any extra entries are valid) Leave a comment designating “Wino” or “Non-Wino” so I know which gift basket to add your name to which hat (or basket. Whatever.)
If your email address is not visible in your profile, you must include it in your comments (or send it to me in an email if you don’t want to publicly display it).
Really jonesin’ to be a winner? Well, guess what? You have extra chances to win:
Thank you for reading my blog, and for all your funny, witty, and helpful comments – and thank you for your regular visits even when I’m a slacker (like I’ve been the past few weeks). Know that each and every one of you are appreciated.
Disclaimer: All items contained within each of the gift baskets were personally purchased or made by me. None of the items are promotional items or supplied by the manufacturer of said items.