Monday, November 28, 2011

Win a Spanish Wine Party Pack from Tapeña Wines & the Ancient Fire Wine Blog

The Ancient Fire Wine Blog is teaming up with Tapeña Wines to give away a Spanish Wine Party Pack to one lucky reader. The Party Pack includes wine, charms, a corkscrew and other goodies. How exiciting!

Tapeña Wines is a new take on Spanish wine combining socializing, food and Spanish style to create a line of wines that are valued priced and ready to drink. Tapeña produces four styles of wine covering wine lovers of many stripes with Tempranillo, Garnacha, Verdejo and Rose. I know I’ve had the Tapeña Temrapnillo in the past, but sadly I can’t recall my impressions. My take on reading the producer notes is that the wines are dry with a focus on balance and long, clean finishes.  

With food and entertaining in mind the Tapeña Wines blog contains weekly updates of recipes, pairing ideas and style tips. While Tapas is one of the inspirations for the wines, many dishes can be successfully paired with them, and specifically a range of seafood dishes. Recent Thanksgiving themed posts are a peek into the breadth of Spanish wines when pairing them with food.

So how is this giveaway going to work? Your first chance to win will be accepted with the following actions:
  • Follow @tapenawine and @ancientfirewine on Twitter (if you don't use Twitter don't worry)
  • Like Tapeña Wines and the Ancient Fire Wine Blog on Facebook (same here)
  • Leave a comment here with how you would entertain with a Tapeña Wines Party Pack.
  • The winner will be selected randomly from the valid entries.
  • The comment and Follow/Like period for the giveaway will be open until 12:00 PM EST December 7th.
  • Must be 21 years or older to enter, and that by entering you verify you are over 21
  • Apologies to my readers outside the U.S. but you must also be a legal U.S. citizen to be eligible to win

Next week I will be posting a Spanish Wine pairing of my own matching Paella and the Tapeña Tempranillo. A second chance to enter the giveaway will be available via a comment on that post with your Spanish wine pairing questions.

Thank you to Tapeña Wines for the great party pack giveaway. Like Tapena Wines on Facebook and enter to wine an Ibiza trip for two!

Locate Tapeña Wines at your local wine shops using the Retail Locator at the Tapeña web site.

Don’t forget to follow @tapenawines on Twitter to get frequent updates on expressing your Spanish wine style with Tapeña Wines.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table said...

I need to win this! :) I'd love to entertain with Tapena wines. My dinner parties are usually done tapas style. I's bring out items progressively to pair with the appropriate wine.

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table said...

I follow you on twitter.

Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

We just returned from a trip to Madrid to visit my husband's family. We had a great time and sampled tapas in restaurants, bars, and in homes. We even went to a wedding in Seville where the dinner was all Andaluz style tapas. I took notes on all of it, asked for recipes and noted the ingredients. We would love to host a party for all our friends and family here to try a taste of Spain along with Tapena wines, too. We would serve old favorites, new dishes we discovered and also some family secrets!

Kelly said...

I'm guessing saying I would drink them alone while watching an episode of Modern Family is not an appropriate answer? ;-) In all seriousness, I'd probably whip up some homemade tapas, but would probably stash one bottle for myself for a random Wednesday night. A girl can be a little selfish.

Unrelated, have you tried Woodchuck's Barrel Select? I thought about you since we were just talking about cider. I saw it at my local liquor store the other day and since I we were all giving their products such a hard time I thought I would try them. I was actually pleasantly surprised. Will it replace Crispin, definitely not, but much better than their usual varieties. It had a lot more nuance to it.

Tcgirlie24 said...

I would start with looking up some interesting tapas recipes, setting the atmosphere with good music, set up several serving stations with a bottle of the Tapena wine and a little nibble (olives, marcona almonds). That way everyone moves around the room, not just stuck in the same spot. Invite old and new friends and introduce them to each dish and wine.

Newark Team said...

I will be honest...I have NEVER made Tapas before but I received a Tapas recipe book awhile ago and would love to put it to good use. If I win this party pack I will bust out that book and make a few Tapas to pair nicely with Tapena wines. Cheers!

Todd - VT Wine Media said...

Have to agree with the others and say that Tapas would totally be the way to folks the chance to mix and match some of the pairings.
Of course if Jason is having us over for Paella...

Anonymous said...

I would have a tapas party!

Anonymous said...

Following both on Twitter.

Pam @ Sticks Forks Fingers said...

Hey, Jason! I know I've fallen off the face of the earth, and it will be that way for another couple of weeks, but for now this:

A group of us always go to the opera on New Years Eve and have a dinner matched to the opera theme. This year, the opera is Carmen, set in Spain. Wouldn't it be fun to have a Spanish themed menu matched with Tapena wines??? Perhaps we'd have a series of tapas, some before the opera, some after.

I used to drink a lot of Tapena Garnacha, which is my favorite of their offerings. My favorite grocery stopped carrying it, so I sort of forgot about it. Thaks for the great reminder. I may have to switch groceries!!!!

Hugs to you. I'll be back with the program soon!
My best, Pam

KovasP said...

I'd have people bring a dish and then blind taste the wines with each dish.

KovasP said...

I follow Tapena Wine on Twitter

KovasP said...

I follow Ancient Fire Wine on Twitter