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We have winner of “Sip in the Style this holiday season”!

Our photo contest finished, last votes were counted and now I have a pleasant duty to announce the winner.

Starting at total of 57 wine related pictures received, you were casting your own vote for the best six pictures, chosen for the finale.

We were considering the following, when judging entries:

  • The technical quality of the picture (colors, focus, sharpness)
  • The unique idea
  • The unique surroundings
  • The best and funniest holiday atmosphere

From November 28th, when the final six pictures were posted on my blog, till Sunday, December 2nd at 8:00 PM, you all had a chance to vote for your favorite one, and you did!

As of Sunday evening, my blog has received a total of 113 votes! 52 of those votes came in for a picture F – stunning 46.2% of total votes. An author of this lovely picture, and the winner of Vera Wine Club’s photo contest: “Sip in style this Holiday season” is Mr. Gregory Tousignant  from Connecticut.

Picture F
Picture F

Please accept my sincere congratulations!!!

The photo contest was sponsored by the one and only Wine Enthusiast Magazine – and the winner will receive the Wine Enthusiast pack of 12 U Tumblers Party pack, Cabernet/Merlot Wine Glasses, valued at $77.70.

Now we know that Gregory will definitely Sip in Style this Christmas!!! I will ship the price his way as soon as I receive it from our sponsor.

The closest runner up was the picture C of Mr. Jason Mangini. His picture received 35 votes which makes for 30.97% of total votes. Although I didn’t announce another price at the beginning, I have decided to dig in, and send him a Vera Wine Club’s own price for the second place. Jason will receive a wine decanter with the original wine decanter brush from me.

Picture C

Picture C

Thank you all very much for participating in our fun holiday contest. If you sent your picture, or just submitted vote for someone, I really appreciate it. Without you the contest wouldn’t be so much fun! I will be happy to come up with another contest in the future again!

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Your votes needed for: Sip In The Style contest finale!!!

If you follow my blog, you are aware of the contest, I have announced on November 16th – sponsored by Wine Enthusiast. If you are one of those, who submitted your original, wine related picture, thank you very much for your participation! Now is the time to see whose pics were selected for the finale.

From the total of 57 wine related pictures received, the 3 person jury (me, my photographer husband and visiting artist friend from Prague) has selected six best pictures.

Now, I would like to ask you, my readers, to kindly select the winner of this photo contest. Please consider the quality of the picture, its creativity and originality, when making decision.

The only winner, who receives the most votes, an author of the best picture, will receive the contest’s price: Wine Enthusiast U Tumblers Party pack, Cabernet/Merlot size. He or she can then SIP IN THE STYLE already these holidays!

Every picture is marked with a letter. Please review all finalist’s pictures, and vote at the end of this page. I am looking forward to see who won your wine and fun loving heart!!!!

Here comes our finale selection of the best 6 pictures, in no particular order:

Picture A
Picture B
Picture B
Picture C
Picture C
Picture D
Picture D
Picture E
Picture E
Picture F
Picture F

Now, that you have reviewed all the final pictures, please vote for the one you liked the most. Your vote will decide who wins this contest! You can vote till the end of this week – end of the voting is on Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 8pm.

After that, we count all the votes and announce the winner.  I very much appreciate your help!

We don’t accept any more votes after 8:00 PM Sunday, December 2nd, 2012. This photo contest was completed.