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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

2 Event Ticket Giveaways + Your Chance to Become a Bar Star

We just made these announcements in the latest edition of our Tasting Notes newsletter, but for those of you who don't receive the newsletter (click here to sign up), we thought we'd relay the details here as well. First comes an amazing opportunity to become the star of a Fernet-Branca commercial. Remember the first time you experienced the dark and alluring flavor of Fernet? Become a fan of Fernet-Branca US on Facebook and share the story of your first encounter and what you love most about this mysteriously potent Italian spirit. Upload a short video telling your story, tag it “Fernet-Branca US,” and you may be chosen to appear in the next Fernet-Branca TV commercial! Visit www.facebook.com/fernetbranca for more details.

Next, we're excited to announce a couple of fantastic event ticket giveaways for a couple of lucky Imbibe readers. First, for all of you tequila enthusiasts living in or near San Diego, here’s your chance to win 4 full-access passes to Spirits of Mexico, happening September 11–12, 2009. This annual festival is a world-class showcase of Mexico’s best tequilas and mezcals, and these tickets, valued at $400, will give you full access to the grand tasting event and seminars and will also include VIP gift bags filled with goodies. To be eligible to win, all you have to do is email us here to tell us what your favorite tequila of the moment is and why.

Our second giveaway is for Euphoria, a terrific wine and food festival that takes place every year in beautiful downtown Greenville, South Carolina. This event, happening September 18–20, 2009, brings together talented winemakers, sommeliers and chefs from across the country for 3 days of tastings, seminars, demos, dinners, parties and more. Now’s your chance to win 2 “Euphoria Experience” All-Events Inclusive Ticket Packages. Valued at over $2,000, these tickets will provide access to the BMW Driving Experience, the Taste of the South, the Friday Exclusive VIP Party, the Saturday Tasting Showcase, the Lazy Goat Guest Chef & Winemaker Dinner with Guest Chefs, the Sunday Jazz Brunch & Culinary Cook-off and VIP Gift Bags—wow! To be eligible to win these tickets, simply email here to tell us what your favorite summer wine is and why.

Entries for both giveaways must be received by 11:59 PM Pacific Time Friday, 8/21 in order to be eligible. Winners will be randomly selected and will be notified by Monday 8/24. You must be 21 years old and a US citizen to be eligible to win these tickets. Good luck!