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Monday, February 28, 2011

{CLOSED} St. Supery 2 Bottle Red Wine Gift Basket Giveaway from! 3 Winners! Ends 03/07!

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor! 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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Ascending Butterfly's Relaxing our way to Daylight Savings Time Giveaway:

I am a Spring Baby (April) and as we move closer to Daylight Savings Time (Sunday, March 13, 2011) I begin my birthday countdown! While I hate that when we 'Spring Ahead' I lose an hour of much needed sleep, I do know this means the sun will be back soon! Longer hours of sunlight and my birthday ahead, what's not to love right?

Valentine's Day was made extra special this year with the arrival of not just one, but two special packages from! With all the chaos and the back to back events, I ended up having to juggle things around a bit! But this set of Valentine's Treats were definitely one of my favorites to come home to!

Irresistible Valentine’s Day Wine Gift Basket

This basket is no longer available but I did have a chance to snap a photo of it's star the Alazar Winery & Vineyards 2008 Sonoma County Sangiovese!
About the Wine:

Powerful fruit flavors, combined with a supple texture, will appeal equally to enthusiast and novice alike.

2010 World Wine Competition, Silver, Highly Recommended, Best Buy

"Blueberry, tomato and herb aromas have nice purity and follow through on a supple entry to a dryish, savory medium-to-full body with a firm, char roasted pepper and powdery tannin finish. Try with tapas or pate."

It combines two Italian varietals, Sangiovese and Primitivo (also known as red Zinfandel in the US), with small amounts of Barbera and Merlot.

Food Pairing Recos

The aromas of tobacco in this red call for grilled or barbecued dishes. Its cherry jam flavors along with spices and hints of leather marry beautifully with spare ribs covered in gobs of sweet tangy sauce. Serve with hearty foods such as marinated herbed lamb or grilled Italian sausages with potatoes, onions and bell peppers. Ultimate red for pairing with chicken or beef and even spicy pasta dishes or Osso Buco!

Also Included:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Flat Bread
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Camembert Spread
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Almond Flavored French Twists
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Honey Wheat Braid Pretzels

Junior's Heart Shaped Cheesecake

Junior's® Heart-Shaped Cheesecake

Don't let the heart shape fool you, this is definitely an anytime treat! It's light as air and almost sinfully decadent and delicious. I've had the chance to try quite a few cheesecake's from across a wide variety of brands and the Junior’s® heart-shaped chocolate mousse cheesecake is one I would go out of my way to order again and keep in stock in my fridge!

This double layer dessert marries velvety Junior’s cheesecake with rich, chocolate ganache, then it’s topped with Junior’s creamy homemade chocolate mousse and coated in chocolate ganache, sweet raspberry drizzle and tasty chocolate chips. It's pure chocolate heaven. It's also Kosher.

About the cake:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Irresistibly sweet, it serves 12
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Net wt. 3 lbs
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - These exceptionally fresh cheesecakes and cakes require 2-Day delivery for an additional $7.99. (and while I normally hate when shipping charges are almost a quarter of the price of the item, in this case I tell you this cake is just that good!)

My Take:

The wine basket and ever so heavenly cheesecake definitely get my highest recommendation as perfect gifts not just for Valentine's Day but year round!

Whether they become special components in a very romantic meal menu or even just the highlight to a relaxing evening in, you can't go wrong, and together they make a killer combo that deliver just the right one-two punch!

 St. Supéry® 2 Bottle Red Wine Gift Basket

 St. Supéry® 2 Bottle Red Wine Gift Basket

You didn't think I'd forget about you right? Who loves you butterfly?

The St. Supéry® Vineyards sit on over 1,500 acres in the lush Napa Valley wine region and are renowned for producing some of the world’s finest wines.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 2004 St. Supéry® Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 2003 St. Supéry® Napa Valley Merlot
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Portlock® Smoked Salmon
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Walkers® Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Biscuits
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Ferrero Rocher® Chocolates
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Delightful hand-woven natural willow basket with arching handle and front dividers to hold wine bottles upright while carrying a picnic lunch

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at have a very special surprise for 3 lucky winners! 3 winners will receive the St. Supéry® 2 Bottle Red Wine Gift Basket from! We will pick one Google Follower, one Twitter Follower and one Facebook Follower, so no matter which way you choose to connect with Ascending Butterfly you have an equal chance to win!

Don't you just ♥ I know I do!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - How to Win: (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- Visit and link us another Basket you like! Also, because this is a wine basket giveaway you must be and must state that you are 21 years of age or older! - Do NOT Post the URL to the either of the items reviewed or your entry will be disqualified. (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 (or in this case, the A,B,C’s of winning!) This giveaway is open to USA residents who are 21 years of age or older. No PO Boxes.

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 Monday, Februrary 28, 2011 until Monday, March 07, 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)


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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 products and the sponsor are my own experiences. I was provided product to facilitate the review and giveaway. The sponsors are 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.