Sep 162011
 

DrinkLocalWine.com Celebrates Regional Wine Week with “47 Words” Contest: Consumers Invited to Share 47 Words About “The Other 47″

DrinkLocalWine.com hosts the fourth annual Regional Wine Week from Sunday, October 9 through Saturday, October 15, 2011, where wine writers, bloggers and enthusiasts share information about wine from “The Other 47″ states (the 47 wine producing state excluding California, Washington and Oregon), providing a one-stop shop to see what’s cutting edge in regional wine.

DrinkLocalWine.com invites consumers to join the fun during Regional Wine Week and share stories and personal anecdotes about their local pour in 47 words. The DrinkLocalWine’s 47 Words Contest kicks off Sunday, Oct. 9 and ends Sat., Oct. 15, 2011.

The rules are simple:

Write 47 words following the theme that there are about hidden gems in and among the other 47 wine producing states. If you know one of those gems, whether it’s a wine, a producer or a region, tell us about it in 47 words. Entries are due by midnight ET on Sat., Oct. 15, 2011; email them to drinklocalwine@gmail.com.

DrinkLocalWine board members will select winners based on creativeness, inventiveness and whether they’re 47 words long. Prizes for the winners include:

  •  Tickets to DLW 2012: Colorado the fourth annual regional wine conference in Denver in April 2012;
  • Autographed copies of Todd Kliman’s best-selling book, The Wild Vine;
  • Copies of The Sipping Point, written by Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach, as well as two combo packs of the book and her DVD; and
  • Packages of Wine Shields, the innovative way to preserve open wine.

During Regional Wine Week, writers across the U.S. post stories about their favorite regional and local wines, wineries, and events to their blogs, Web sites, magazines, and newspapers. Then, the DrinkLocalWine website aggregates the stories, providing a snapshot of regional wine. Over the past three years, writers from across the country have covered dozens of states.

The only rule? That the blog post or article be about something that isn’t from California, Washington or Oregon. And anyone — whether professional wine writer or not — can submit a story to be linked to on the DrinkLocalWine site.

For information about Regional Wine Week, the essay contest, or to submit a story link, call (978) 276-9463 or email drinklocalwine@gmail.com

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