KENWOOD VINEYARDS PERFECT PASTA PAIRING CONTEST
This contest challenges entrants to create a pasta masterpiece that pairs with one of six Kenwood Vineyards wines. Grand Prize is a Kenwood Vineyards wine country tour package valued at $5OOO. Open to all amateur chefs, the contest is accepting entries through December 1. Entries must include the name of the dish, an original pasta recipe, the Kenwood Vineyards Sonoma County wine that would pair best with the dish (Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel, or Cabernet Sauvignon), an explanation of why the dish is the ultimate complement to the selected wine and a photo of the dish (to be used as a reference only). Submissions will be judged for originality, taste appeal and wine pairing, and a winner for each wine variety will be selected, with each winner receiving a culinary gift basket valued at $15O. The judges then will re-evaluate the category winners and select the Grand Prize Winner who will be treated to a three-day, two-night Kenwood Vineyards culinary experience for two, including airfare, lodging, meals, daily car service, a VIP tour of Kenwood Vineyards. Complete rules and an on-line entry form can be found at kenwoodvineyards.com/pastacontest.