As contributing editor Katherine Parker wrote earlier this week in her article on Wine Goings-on in and around town of Sonoma August 7-8th, Simple Hedonisms has teamed up with the ten artisanal wineries of the Eighth Street Enclave to offer two different drawings for free tickets.
This one-day event will feature both current and new releases as well as library offerings, barrel tastings, and food pairings. Tickets include all food and wine plus a souvenir wine glass. Even if you don’t win, for $30 its a heck of a value for a day out – try and have a quality date with food and wine for less than that!
Enter to Win a pair of tickets ($6o value) by responding in comments below to these three simple questions, which you can find by clicking on the wineries on from the main web page for Eighth Street Wineries.
- Whats the website price for the Ty Caton 2008 The Ridge George’s Malbec?
- What wine release from Tin Barn just won Double Gold medals at the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2010?
- Name either of the two two less common white wine Rhone releases from Parmalee Hill, named after Daughters. (White Rhone wines rock, branch out!)
A drawing at 1pm Friday August 6th will be held.
2. Second Chance to Win: Drawing from Simple Hedonisms Email Subscribers
This drawing will also be at 1pm this Friday.
Enjoy and Remember:
Winners and Attendees: enjoy the event and remember the four mantras of Simple Hedonisms for Wine Events:
- Drink/taste responsibly: Ten wineries pouring 3-4 wines adds up to a lot. Consider paying that unemployed summer teen a few dollars to drive you around!
- Dump/Spit: If you are serious about wine tasting to experience and compare wines; consider learning to use a spit cup, as industry people do, or dump regularly wine you don’t wish to consume. If you had four 1 oz tastes at two wineries, that’s already two full glasses. Its scientifically proven that your sensory analysis is impaired; you have gone from tasting to drinking. (Which if following rule 1 is fine, have fun.)
- Its a Business, Not a Charity: These are small wineries who stay in business by selling their product, not large corporations. Think $30 covers their costs for an event like this? Not even close. Try a wine you like, purchase a bottle to take home. Many of these wines will only be available at the winery anyway.
- Bring a Cooler: In summer months, load up a cooler in the car with a few beverages and a place to store your purchases, even at a event like this where all wineries are close. Heat is like kryptonite to wine.