Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The NYC Winter Wine Festival Giveaway - A pair of tickets for 2 winners! ARV $300

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor Marquee Concerts! We look forward to working with you again! The winners have been notified and upon confirmation, follower names will be posted both here and on our homepage. Remember: There are great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page!
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Today's Butterfly, Valentine's Buying Guide Edition Sponsored by:


Image Courtesy of @ Marquee Concerts 2011

We are excited to open up our Valentine's Day Buying Guide with a super exciting giveaway! Valentine's Day conjures up images of romantic dinners, candle light, and a lovely bottle of wine. And then of course that baby in the diaper trying to hit you in the rear with an arrow.....

Even if Cupid over-looked you this year, keep that image of the lovely bottle of wine in your head. And then multiply it by about 200. Sound Good? It does to me too, that's why I will be attending this year's NYC Winter Wine Festival!


Image Courtesy of @ Marquee Concerts 2011


About the NYC Winter Wine Fest

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - EVENT: NYC’s favorite wine tasting just got better…We are going to turn the Best Buy Theatre in Times Square (formerly NOKIA) into a gargantuan vineyard. Wines from all over the world – great Zinfandels from California…Super Tuscans from Italy…crisp Bordeaux from France…and some amazing wines from Latin America. Over 200 wine selections to taste in all. Last year this event was named by NBC Local Television as the “must attend event” of the first weekend in February. And last year the event was SOLD OUT…so what are we doing this year?? We are creating more room and more space for attendees, AND there are two (2) sessions this year, afternoon and evening. That means more wine, more food and more room to stretch out and enjoy.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - FOOD: Cleanse your palate between tastings with hors d'oeuvres, cheese, bread, and crudités. (Full meal not provided. Light hors d’oeuvres only.)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - SPECIAL GIFT: As our special gift to you, every attendee will receive a FREE Riedel crystal stem from which to taste and to take home. A $10 VALUE.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WINE CLASSES: Upgrade your tickets for access into our VIP Wine Classes area where you can indulge in an exclusive side-by-side tasting of special wines. Wine never tasted so good. (Please Note: There is an additional charge of $20 per ticket for VIP Classes.)


Image Courtesy of @ Marquee Concerts 2011

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - MUSIC: Special performance by Shilts, formerly from Down To The Bone! Shilts is the former leader of contemporary funk/jazz band Down to the Bone. He will take the stage for a set to close out each session of the festival. His music is funky and danceable and has a party flavor -- more so than typical Contemporary Jazz. He weaves in catchy Funk and Soul grooves. The band is a 5 piece group featuring sax, guitar, organ, bass, and drums. All top notch players. It's a perfect way to finish the night. Having Shilts on the stage ensures that the 2011 NYC Winter Wine Festival is indeed a "festival". Listen to his music.

I love the idea of good wine, good eats, live jazz music and the company of great friends! And I certainly hope to see YOU there too!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at Marquee Concerts (yes, that's right the wonderful folks who brought us the Jazz Cruise last summer!) want you to win a pair of tickets to The NYC Winter Wine Festival!  There are a pair of tickets for each session. One winner will win two tickets to the afternoon session (3-6 pm) and the other winner will win a pair of tickets to the Evening Session (8-11 pm).
Whether you are blisfully single, happily married or somewhere in between, this event has a little something for everyone! Me and my single friends both male and female are always game for something new to do on 'V-day', and I know just what we are all doing this year! ~Ascending Butterfly

NOTE: You will not receive paper tickets, you and your guest will be placed on a guest list for full admission. Admission does not include the VIP Wine Class. This giveaway is for event admission only, no transportation will be provided, no airfare or hotel stay will be included. Please do not enter if you are not central enough to New York City to easily commute to this event, due to the fast turnaround it would be difficult to re-assign these tickets so we appreciate your cooperation!

Don't you just ♥ Marquee Concerts? I know I do!


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - How to Win:  Here are the Easy 1,2,3 Steps to Winning!

(1) You must be a PUBLIC follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. Indicate in your entry that you follow (if your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under) and

(2) MANDATORY entry- Take a look at this year's wine list and pick a wine you'd like to try, give us the name of that wine, and also tell us which session you would pick if you win! And because of this nature of this giveaway please state the following with your entry 'I am 21 years of age or older'. 


(3) You must also leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com). (If your email is clearly visible in your profile, you can just say so, that's OK!) Please follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps to winning! This giveaway is open to USA residents who are 21 years of age or older. No PO Boxes. We are  no longer sending courtesy reminders when entries do not qualify, make sure you are following publicly and your entry comment complies with giveaway win it instructions or it will be deleted.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Please follow directions or you will be disqualified! All comments are moderated, they may not appear on the site right away (comments like "I want this" or "I want to win" will not be entered). You have from Wednesday, January 26, 2011 until Tuesday, February, 01, 2011 at 03:00 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. You will have 48 hours to confirm if we do not hear from you we will be forced to move on to an alternate. (We only notify winners DIRECTLY via email, so if your profile or your comment does not have an email your entry will not be processed)

EXTRA CREDIT:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Blog about this giveaway, linking to this giveaway post. Leave the URL in a comment. (If your blog post contains more than just a pic and link you'll get 5 extra credit entries!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Grab our Button and put it on your Blog. Leave the URL where we can see it in a comment (if you already have our button, just let us know, you will still get extra credit!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @Tracy_Iglesias on Twitter and give me your twitter ID in a comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Tweet this:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ #ascendingbutterfly + @NYWineFestivals NYC Winter Wine Fest #Giveaway! 2 Winners! ARV $300! Ends 2/1 - http://tinyurl.com/45gbxby

(Leave a comment with the tweet’s url so you can get a valid entry (click on the time your tweet was sent to get the direct URL and then copy and paste it here). You can Tweet TWICE per DAY. If you Tweet more than that, that entry will be disqualified.)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @NYWineFestivals on Twitter

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Digg about this giveaway and leave your digg username in your comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Fave this blog on Technorati and leave your Technorati user name in your comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Ascending Butterfly on Facebook HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Like New York Wine Festivals on Facebook HERE (Feel free to tell them Ascending Butterfly sent you!) :)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Ascending Butterfly on Networked Blogs HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Join Ascending Butterfly's NEW Community/Real Time Chat, Group HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Vote for Ascending Butterfly on: Fuel My Blog

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Have you entered another giveaway on Ascending Butterfly? Let me know which one and you’ll get more extra credit!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Have you commented on a non-giveaway entry? Let me know which one here and you’ll get more extra credit!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Press the button below and join, you get an extra entry for this giveaway and a shot at more great prizes, lets win together! (one time extra credit, will be verified before entry can be accepted)



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FTC Disclosure Info for this Giveaway: This is not a paid insertion. This is a non-compensated post and all opinions regarding the product and the sponsor are my own experiences. I was provided tickets to facilitate the review and giveaway. Sponsor is fulfilling directly to prize winner(s), this in no way influenced my opinion of the products. Once a winner is selected and their information has been forwarded to the sponsor, the responsibility of prize fulfillment, rests with the sponsor.
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55 comments:

  1. I am 21 years of age or older. I am a follower, I liked you on facebook and liked the NYC Wine Festivial. I would love to try the Soho Wine Co White Label Pinot Noir (New Zealand).

    juliesimpson73@hotmail.com

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  2. i follow as mverno via gfc and i'd like to try the Forefront Pinot Noir
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  3. I would love to try the Botani Dry Moscatel (Spain) if I attended this event. I've got a thing for Spanish wine, oh. And I AM 21 years old!
    astoriaboi AT gmail DOT com

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  4. GFC follower-danaj. I would try The Brave Shiraz from Australia. I am 21 years of age or older.
    flyergal82 AT (yahoo) DOT (com)

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  5. Btw, I would like to pick the night session but would take either of them. I also entered the bearpaw giveaway

    flyergal82 AT (yahoo) DOT (com)

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  6. I follow you through your google friend connect widget (same username as my email) and I would love to try the Tenuta Rapitala Nero d'Avola (Italy). Thank you kindly for this opportunity.

    theredcloak [at] gmail [dot] com

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  7. I follow your twitter.com account as theredcloak.

    theredcloak [at] gmail [dot] com

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  8. I follow NYWINEFESTIVALS on their twitter account under the username theredcloak.

    theredcloak [at] gmail [dot] com

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  9. I entered your Bearpaw contest. Thank you kindly again.

    theredcloak [at] gmail [dot] com

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  10. I commented on this wonderful post: http://ascendingbutterfly.blogspot.com/2011/01/todays-words-of-inspiration-do-you-have.html

    theredcloak [at] gmail [dot] com

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  11. I tweeted this giveaway as theredcloak. Here is the url to my tweet about your contest: http://twitter.com/#!/TheRedCloak/status/31456574954274817

    theredcloak [at] gmail [dot] com

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  12. I tweeted your giveaway again for today. Here is the tweet url: http://twitter.com/#!/TheRedCloak/status/31517545693454336

    Thank you!

    theredcloak [at] gmail [dot] com

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  13. Oops. Forgot to include which session. I'm good for either but prefer night due to work commitments. It's easier! :)

    theredcloak [at] gmail [dot] com

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  14. I would like to try the Fritz Hasselbach Fritz's Riesling at the evening session.

    I am a public follower. I am 21 years of age or older.

    I've Liked Ascending Butterfly and New York Wine Festivals on Facebook. I've followed you on Twitter and Networked Blogs. And I've followed @NewYorkWineFestivals on Twitter.

    E-mail: seanbeeeee AT (gmail) DOT (com)
    Twitter: @seanbeeeee

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  15. I tweeted your giveaway again today. Here is the url to that tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/TheRedCloak/status/31906920637931520

    theredcloak [at] gmail [dot] com

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  16. I follow publicly via GFC (under the name bonster). I'd love to try the Conde de Jauregui Rioja Crianza (Spain). I love Spanish wines! I am 21 years of age or older and would want to attend the afternoon session if I won.

    unclebonald AT gmail DOT com

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  17. Following NYWineFestivals on Twitter.

    @PTSweeper

    unclebonald AT gmail DOT com

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  18. I like NYWineFestivals on Facebook.

    Pt Sweeper

    unclebonald AT gmail DOT com

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  19. I follow Tracy Iglesias on Twitter.

    @PTSweeper

    unclebonald AT gmail DOT com

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  20. I tweeted again for today. Thank you! http://twitter.com/#!/TheRedCloak/status/31931392522715136

    theredcloak [at] gmail [dot] com

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  21. I like Ascending Butterfly on Facebook.

    Pt Sweeper

    unclebonald AT gmail DOT com

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  22. I tweeted this giveaway.

    http://twitter.com/#!/PTsweeper/status/31929628402655232

    unclebonald AT gmail DOT com

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  23. What a fun event! I'd pick the evening session.

    This wine looks most interesting: Ave Malbec (Argentina)


    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

    I am 21 years of age or older.

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  24. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Press the button below and join, you get an extra entry for this giveaway and a shot at more great prizes, lets win together! (one time extra credit, will be verified before entry can be accepted)

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

    I joined. Thank you

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  25. Blogged this giveaway here:

    http://thebigolblogpage.blogspot.com/2011/01/you-can-win-2-tickets-to-nyc-winter.html

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

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  26. Blogged this giveaway here:

    http://thebigolblogpage.blogspot.com/2011/01/you-can-win-2-tickets-to-nyc-winter.html

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com
    2

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  27. Blogged this giveaway here:

    http://thebigolblogpage.blogspot.com/2011/01/you-can-win-2-tickets-to-nyc-winter.html

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

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  28. Blogged this giveaway here:

    http://thebigolblogpage.blogspot.com/2011/01/you-can-win-2-tickets-to-nyc-winter.html

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

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  29. Blogged this giveaway here:

    http://thebigolblogpage.blogspot.com/2011/01/you-can-win-2-tickets-to-nyc-winter.html

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

    5

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  30. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Grab our Button and put it on your Blog. Leave the URL where we can see it in a comment--already had your button up!

    http://thebigolblogpage.blogspot.com/2011/01/you-can-win-2-tickets-to-nyc-winter.html

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

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  31. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @Tracy_Iglesias on Twitter and give me your twitter ID in a comment

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

    @nola727

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  32. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/nola727/status/32126012070305792

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

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  33. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @NYWineFestivals on Twitter

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com
    @nola727

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  34. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Ascending Butterfly on Facebook HERE

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com
    Norleans Louisiana

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  35. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Like New York Wine Festivals on Facebook HERE (Feel free to tell them Ascending Butterfly sent you!) :)

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

    i did!

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  36. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Ascending Butterfly on Networked Blogs HERE

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

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  37. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Join Ascending Butterfly's NEW Community/Real Time Chat, Group HERE

    I did!
    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

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  38. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Vote for Ascending Butterfly on: Fuel My Blog

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

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  39. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Have you entered another giveaway on Ascending Butterfly? Let me know which one and you’ll get more extra credit!

    Entered Energy Muse!

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

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  40. I tweeted this contest. Here is the tweet url for today: http://twitter.com/#!/TheRedCloak/status/32153082594861056

    theredcloak [at] gmail [dot] com

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  41. Here's my tweet from today:

    http://twitter.com/#!/PTsweeper/status/32159056915337216

    unclebonald AT gmail DOT com

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  42. I am 21 years of age or older.

    GFC follower.

    I'd like to try the Tenuta Rapitala Nero d'Avola (Italy) but they all sound good.

    Either session would be fine, but the evening is preferred.

    I'd be winning these tickets for my best friend and his gf who both live in NYC. I will leave mine and his email address here.

    AlexDean03(at)yahoo.com (mine)
    WellingtonChin@aol.com (recipient's email)

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  43. Tweet #2: http://twitter.com/#!/TheRedCloak/status/32171288881537024

    theredcloak [at] gmail [dot] com

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  44. I joined your community (red13.

    theredcloak [at] gmail [dot] com

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  45. I follow you through your networked blogs page using my own facebook name (first name Red).

    theredcloak [at] gmail [dot] com

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  46. I dugg this contest through my digg account (same user name as my email). Thank you kindly again!

    theredcloak [at] gmail [dot] com

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  47. I like your facebook page under my blog username (Red is the 1st name).

    theredcloak [at] gmail [dot] com

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  48. Second tweet from today:

    http://twitter.com/#!/PTsweeper/status/32276412127772672

    unclebonald AT gmail DOT com

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  49. Tweeted this giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/TheRedCloak/status/32302452615159808
    theredcloak [at] gmail [dot] com

    Also, I am over 21 years of age. Realized I forgot that as well. Ay yi yi. My apologies!

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  50. Heinz Eifel Eiswein (Germany)

    I am 21 years or older!

    Sarahdoeshair_a at yahoo dot com

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  51. I tweeted :)
    https://twitter.com/#!/sarah_cote/status/32416382733787136

    sarahdoeshair_a at yahoo dot com

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  52. i follow on twitter (@sarah_cote)

    sarahdoeshair_a at yahoo dot com

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  53. i entered the lobster giveaway!

    sarahdoeshair_a at yahoo dot com

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  54. http://twitter.com/#!/PTsweeper/status/32483062705033217

    Tweeted today!

    unclebonald AT gmail DOT com

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  55. http://twitter.com/#!/TheRedCloak/status/32490695738531840

    tweeted one last time. Thanks again! theredcloak [at] gmail [dot] com

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