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Win a PDF Wine Travel Guide – Twitter Quiz #11

March 18, 2009

Where does the week go? Have been updating the last of the Bordeaux guides, tackling some Burgundy updates too, planning a week away (no Twitter quiz next week, sorry!) and generally continuing to try to get the word out about our wonderful Wine Travel Guides website. Also, doing some minor corrections to our Tuscan guides following a brilliant ‘warts and all’ review from a very professional travel journalist. So, here we are again, offering you a chance to win a PDF travel guide to one of 50 wine regions (well, 49, because one of them you can get free simply by registering on the site).

Weekly Twitter Quiz #11 – Question
What eastern France town gives its name to a sausage and to a breed of cow?

You must follow me on twitter to compete. The first correct answer that is replied to @WineTravel wins the prize.

I will announce the answer and name the winner on Twitter first and then on a new post here with the answer and some extended explanation.

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Twitter Quiz #10 – Win a Wine Travel Guide PDF

March 11, 2009

Into double figures, where does the year go? Have you planned your next wine tour yet? Here’s your chance to win a micro-region guide from our choice of 45 wine regions in France (46 if you include the free guide available when you register), 2 in Tuscany and 2 in Rioja (see this independent review from a Rioja fan). I am trying to alternate the quiz questions between those that are resolutely for wine geeks (last week’s perhaps) and those that require sleuthing wearing more of a travel hat. Inspiration often comes from the guides, sometimes from my own experiences. So, read on for today’s little challenge.

Weekly Twitter Quiz #10 – Question
At which Bordeaux château would you likely have a philosophical discussion?

You must follow me on twitter to compete. The first correct answer that is replied to @WineTravel wins the prize.

I will announce the answer and name the winner on Twitter first and then on a new post here with the answer and some extended explanation.


The Weekly Twitter Quiz #4 – Mercurey in Burgundy

January 28, 2009

mercurey-labelMercurey is one of the 5 village appellations in the Côte Chalonnaise district of Burgundy – an area that can offer outstanding value Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines. Most wine lovers are more likely to know red Mercurey, but the appellation rules allows white to be produced, though only just over 10% is white. There are no less than 32 Premiers Crus vineyards of which Clos l’Evèque is the best known.

Our Côte Chalonnaise guide recommends visiting the rather smart Domaine de Suremain in Mercurey. Burgundy-based specialist Jean-Pierre Renard writes:
A sizeable wine estate with 20ha of vineyards, the Domaine de Suremain at Château de Bourgneuf produces mainly red wines (90%) from Mercurey and Mercurey Premier Cru. Traditionally made, and aged in oak barrels (with 10-15% new barrels), they are very classic, of excellent quality and will age well.

You can even stay in the wine village of Mercurey at the modest, traditional 3-star l’Hôtellerie du Val d’Or, which would make a great base for a couple of day’s wine tour of the Côte Chalonnaise.

Congratulations to traveler-photographer-writer Lanora of Chicago who correctly identified the appellation and wins a PDF wine travel guide of her choice.

Follow me on Twitter for updates on the guides, new recommendations, random thoughts and of course, to enter the weekly Twitter Quiz.


Weekly Twitter Quiz #3 – Win a PDF Wine Travel Guide

January 22, 2009

Are you following me on Twitter? I give regular updates and comments on there about wine, travel and life in general. And, once a week, usually on Wednesdays, but this week it’s Thursday, I tweet the Weekly Twitter Quiz. Just answer the question correctly on Twitter and if you are the first you win a PDF guide from Wine Travel Guides. You can choose any of the 46 micro-region guides to France or one of the two new guides to Tuscany.

Weekly Twitter Quiz #3 – Question
What two red AC wines would you most likely taste near Quéribus?

You must follow me on twitter to compete. The first correct answer that is replied to @WineTravel wins the prize.

I will announce the answer and name the winner on Twitter first and then on a new post here with the answer and some extended explanation.


Weekly Twitter Quiz #2 – Win a PDF Wine Travel Guide

January 14, 2009

Win a PDF Wine Travel Guide to France or one of our New guides to Tuscany. Winner gets a choice of any micro-region guide.

Here’s the question:
Name two AC white wines you can make in the village of Chavanay.

You must follow me on twitter to compete. The first correct answer that is replied to @WineTravel wins the prize.

I will announce the answer and name the winner on Twitter first and then on a new post here with the answer.


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