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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.

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CONTEST!!!! Sip in style this holiday season

This was supposed to be my Halloween surprise, but hurricane Sandy complicated the matters, and slowed down my communication with the sponsor of this contest, the one and only WINE ENTHUSIAST. But there is still plenty of time to win the set of the coolest wine glasses, just in time for the Holidays!!!

I don’t know about you, but I always wanted to own a set of these “stemless” wine glasses. For some reason we called them “tasting glasses” among fellow wine professionals.  At various wine tastings I have seen people swirling wine in them and never actually tried one myself. They just looked so cool! Now you can own set of this winning Wine Enthusiast U Tumblers Party pack, Cabernet/Merlot size, and for free! I have been offered one set for a lucky winner of our Holiday contest. No, I wouldn’t keep it for myself, although it’s tempting.  I excluded myself and my family members from the contest.

So, what do you have to do to get the chance to win twelve of those wine glasses? Not much. Dig in your picture files and submit your coolest, wine related, Holiday picture for the contest.

To submit your picture for the Sip for free contest:

1) The picture must be an original artwork of the contestant

2) The picture must be sent to:, with subject line: Sip in style

Send your picture in .JPEG format, uncompressed, no later than Wednesday, November 21st , 2012 at 8:00 PM – an official deadline

3) Your picture must be accompanied with following information:

a) Your full name, your email and mailing address (this wouldn’t be published, but we need to record your correct address to send you the announcement and the price, if you win. We will absolutely not share your information with anyone.)

b) Please accompany your submission with following disclosure (copy, paste and print-sign your name to your email):

I hereby declare that this submitted picture is my original artwork and I have the right to use it freely. If there is more persons in my picture, they individually agree with publishing it. I further declare that I am at least 21 years old. I understand that if my picture is chosen for the final selection, I agree and gave permission to Vera Wine Club to publish my picture on “I love vino” wine blog and further on Vera Wine Club’s Facebook page for the final public voting. (In case you want us to include a copyright information with your picture, please note the name to be published).

Please, keep in mind that without this signed disclosure your picture will NOT be submitted for the contest.

How do we determine the winner:

The first selection will be done at Vera Wine Club – all submissions will be confirmed to the senders and will undergo extensive selection by 3-member commission.

What criteria will be judged:

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

The final selection of six pictures will be published on our blog for the public vote. The picture that will receive the most votes from fellow wine lovers, will win the Wine Enthusiast pack of 12 U Tumblers Party pack, Cabernet/Merlot Wine Glasses, valued at $77.70.

I am looking forward to your cool picture and I wish everybody the best of luck!