HOT Giveaway! How Bout An App With That Wine?

March 4, 2010 | By | 6 Comments

That’s right, another contest! Ken from Landware was kind enough to donate some copies of their app for a contest for our readers. I know you’ll like this one, who wouldn’t? The contest starts now and runs till Sunday night at 11:00 PM. Keep reading for details…

The Catch? Tell us your best wine story. It can be romantic, intoxicating, or something you shared with your BlackBerry, a new winery you fell in love with, anything with wine, but we want your best story.
The Prize? How about a copy of The Wine Enthusiast Guide by Landware valued at $9.95?

You don’t have much time, so get writing.

And if you don’t want to share a story, you can still grab a copy of the Wine Enthusiast Guide by Landware for $9.95 from the BlackBerry Sync Store here.

***The contest is officially closed, the winners will be announced later today after they have been emailed. ***

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  • jason vorheez

    On the first night my current girlfriend and I spent alone at my place, we bought a nice bottle of wine to start the night. It had been years since I used one of those corkscrews with the push down legs on it, and i couldn’t remember how to work it. Long story short, I broke the corkscrew in the bottle of wine, cut my hand on the broken corkscrew, and broke the bottle of wine when i dropped it on the floor. Needless to say, I didn’t look to smooth, lol. :-(

  • Sam K

    A few years ago I went to the steakhouse in the Wynn Las Vegas with a few guy friends for a bachelor party dinner. We wanted to have wine with dinner and they had given us the huge wine list book with the menus. One of my friends was flipping through the wine list and the wines were getting more expensive the deeper he went into the book. The wines towards the back cost thousands of dollars per bottle. My friend was near the back of the book when the maitre d’ came up with a huge smile on his face because he thought we were about to buy a really expensive bottle of wine. He asked if we needed any help picking out a wine and we told him we wanted a red wine to go with the steak (of course). Then he asked how much we wanted to spend. My friend said “about $50″ and that completely crushed the mood of the maitre d’. He grabs the stack of pages on the left side of the wine list and flips them to the right side of the book so that my friend is looking at the beginning of it (where the cheaper wines were located) and in a very disappointed tone told us “Oh, that would be over here” as he flipped the pages to the front of the book. After he walked away we were hysterical laughing because he walked up thinking we’re about to spend thousands of dollars on a bottle of wine and then my friend tells him $50.

  • BluePlate

    Ever heard of Opus One? It’s a super-fancy-schmancy winery in Napa Valley, where a taste of the one wine they produce will run you $25 or so. Well, my friends and I lived near Napa and actually know a bit about wine, and we’d heard great things about Opus One, so we decided to visit.

    The winery is gorgeous–it’s all palatial with pillars and tall doorways, and the grass grows right up the sides of the building, forming a lovely smooth slope that meets the roof at the top.

    Now, my friends and I are friendly, casual sort of people, perhaps not the sort who look like they’d know anything about wine, but certainly not offensive or cretinous or anything

    Well, from the way the Opus One greeter looked at us, you’d think we crawled out from under a rock or something. We got a thin smile and were told that perhaps the popular Mondavi, across the street, would suit us better. (I certainly don’t mean to slam Mondavi, but the greeter sure did!)

    We were so shocked that we just turned around and left! As revenge, I gave my friend my BlackBerry and had her film me as I ran up the sloping lawn right to the top of Opus One and came rolling all the way back down. I stood up, dizzy and covered in grass and mud, right as a train of limos pulled in to the parking lot, full of much more suitable guests, I’m sure.

    Good times.

  • byob

    Oh! So many stories, but a very funny one was visiting a funky French restaurant in what turned out to be a dry town; BYOB only. Not to be deterred, the cheery waitstaff said “Oh did you leave behind a bottle last time you were here!?” We blinked, then saw her knowing yet firm twinkle, “was that a red or a white?” The “bottle” appeared on our bill as another entree – and no, this wasn’t during prohibition! It was 10 yrs ago!

  • Eric

    As a 23-yr old, I haven’t had the time to amass many wine stories, but I’ll go with my first foray into a liquor store. It was a few years back, and my new girlfriend and I were at my out-of-town formal in Chattanooga. Of course we hadn’t planned ahead and had hit the road with cooler completely dry. Before getting ready for the dance itself, we conspicuously walked into the liquor store down the street from our hotel looking for a cheap deal. I had no idea what I was doing because I really didn’t drink — at all — at that point, but my girlfriend picked out the cheapest bottle she could find for us to share. After a few tense moments with the clerk, we walked out and had a grand time at the dance. My birthday came up at midnight, so we popped the cork on the bottle and, lo and behold, she’d picked a white zin for us to share. To this day, that’s one of only 2 bottles of white zin I’ve had, but I’m not ashamed to say that was the night it all started.

  • Susan

    Great stories everyone, now I have to choose three. I loved them all, so this isn’t easy.