Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bertolli Wine Pairing Winnings

Bertolli Wine Pairing

When the ever-so-lovely Mari at Once Upon a Plate, offered a contest for a virtual wine pairing, I believe I pleaded, begged, and left as many comments as was legally permissible.

And guess what??  I won!  I was so excited to receive this kit.  I totally love the wine aerator, can’t wait to try the Bertolli stuff, and I had just so happened to have purchased a bottle of Cavit wine!  So, I was all set!

The way it worked was that there would be a virtual wine pairing, you would go to the site, log in at 7pm CDT and participate.   And as much as I am loathe to share my ignorance with you, I will tell you what happened that night.

At 6pm EDT on the dot, I had out laptop open to the site, wine perfectly chilled, wine glasses ready, plate of pasta slightly steaming, hubby and I sitting..waiting for the start up.  Nothing.  Not a peep. 

Apparently, 7pm CDT is 8pm EDT.   I knew there was an hour difference, I just went in the wrong direction. 

From now on, I will only enter contests that do not require a time change.  It is apparently outside the range of my abilities.


Joanne said...

Aww I never get it right either. Especially not under pressure, when it counts. But at least you won!

Melynda said...

Gosh sounds like something I would do! Congrats on being the winner.

Barbara said...

What a great prize!
And you're not the only one who has to practically count backwards and forwards on fingers to figure it all out. :)

(I don't know what the recipe was for the what-was-it-Wednesday chicken, but it sure looks wonderful!)

Amy said...

What a perfect contest for you to enter...and win. How fun :D

June said...

Congratulations on your win! Well deserved. As for the time change, I have that problem here too as we stay on standard time in AZ. I'm always out of sync. LOL

Wearinbeads said...

Wine aerators are the best. You can open a bottle, pour it through one into a glass and enjoy immediately instead of waiting 20 minutes to breathe!

Marjie said...

Regarding time zones, you can call my 11 year old. He loves time zones. Congrats on the win.