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JBF Editors

JBF Editors

April 15, 2014


Take Home a Rioja Cellar Contest

We've already filled you in on the fabulous chefs, wines, and bites that will be on offer during the upcoming Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival, which is conveniently taking place in Brooklyn on May 3, the same weekend as our own Beard Awards hoopla. Now we're giving you a chance to attend for free, with VIP-status to boot.

Our friends at the Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival are generously giving away two VIP tickets to the event, along with six bottles of reserve wine. This privileged entrée will give you access to exclusive VIP areas, as well as the opportunity to sip more than 200 vibrant Rioja wines from 60+ wineries, meet top Rioja winemakers, attend expert-led seminars, and taste delicious tapas from 25 nationally-renowned chefs. What's more, the winner of this giveaway will automatically be entered into the "Take Home a Rioja Cellar" contest, an epic wine haul that includes each Rioja poured at the festival—that's more than 125 bottles.

Here's how you can enter to win:

1. Make sure you’re following @beardfoundation on Twitter if you’re not already.

2. Tweet the bolded text from your Twitter account: I'm tweeting for a chance to win two VIP tickets to @RiojaWine from @beardfoundation! #TAPASFEST14 (Make sure to include the hashtag!)


Simply retweet the above message after someone else on Twitter tweets it.

We'll randomly select a winner, who will receive two VIP tickets to Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival. The entry period ends at midnight on Saturday, April 19.

Tickets to the festival can be purchased at This event is sure to sell out, so act fast.

Event details:

Tickets are $55 per person. Ages 21 and over only.

Weylin B. Seymour's
175 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Participating Chefs: Mark Ladner, Del Posto, NYC; Anthony Sasso & Andy Nusser, Casa Mono, NYC; Francis Derby, The Cannibal, NYC; Damon Wise, Lafayette, NYC; Jason Kupper, The Thomas, Napa, CA; Mike Santoro, The Mildred, Philadelphia; Dylan Fultineer, Rappahannock Restaurants, Richmond, Virgina; Seamus Mullen, Tertulia, NYC; Mike Stark, Toro, Boston; Alex Raij, Txikito, NYC; Luis Bollo, Salinas, NYC; Matt Kelly, Mateo, Durham, NC; Michael Sullivan, Cochon 555; Knoxville, TN; Matthew Accarino, SPQR, San Francisco; Jamie Bissonnette, Toro, NYC; Mike Sheerin, Cicchetti, Chicago; Austin Schafar, Amada, Atlantic City, NJ; Maria Schmidt, Amada, Philadelphia; Daniel Olivella, Bartlata Tapas & Bar, Austin; Danny Mena, Hecho en Dumbo, NYC; Ample Hills Creamery, NYC; and Despana, NYC

Participating Wineries: Altanza, Amezola de la Mora, Artadi, Baron de Ley, Bodegas Baigorri, Beronia, Bodegas Bilbaínas, Campo Viejo, Carlos Serres, Castillo de Cuzcurrita, Compañia de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez, Contino, Bodega Cooperativa San Esteban, Bodegas Covila, Cuzcurrita, CVNE, Dinastía Vivanco, D.O.5 Hispanobodegas, Eguren Ugarte, El Coto, Faustino, Bodegas Fernandez de Pierola, Finca Allende, Finca Egomei, Finca Nueva, Gomez de Segura Ibañez, Bodegas Heredad de Baroja, LAN, Bodegas Larchago, Luis Alegre, Bodegas Luis Cañas, Marqués de Cáceres, Bodega y Viñedos Marqués de Carrión, Marqués de Riscal, Marqués de Tomares, Martinez Corta, Montecillo, Bodegas Muga, Bodegas Muriel, Bodegas Navarsotillo, Ontañón, Bodegas Palacio, Palacios Remondo, Paternina, Bodegas Patrocinio, Bodegas Ramirez de la Piscina, Ramón Bilbao, Bodegas Riojanas, Raquel Saenz Sacristan, Rug Vino, Ruiz de Viñaspre, Bodegas San Prudencio, Sierra Cantabria, Solar Viejo, Soto de Torres, Bodegas Tarón, Bodegas Tobia, United Wineries, Bodegas Valdemar, Valenciso, Viña Eguia, Viña Ijalba, Viña Salceda, Viñedos de Alfaro, and Viñedos de Paganos


Official Rules:

No purchase necessary. Purchase will not improve chances of winning. Starting at 3:45 P.M. EST on April 15, 2014, the James Beard Foundation will invite Twitter accounts that follow the official James Beard Foundation Twitter account ( to “tweet” the following message: "I'm tweeting for a chance to go to win two VIP tickets to @RiojaWine from @beardfoundation! #TAPASFEST14". Twitter users may enter by “tweeting” or “retweeting” the exact message via Twitter. Tweets submitted at and after 12:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 13, 2014, will not be eligible.

Only residents who are 21 and older and residing in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia are eligible to enter. Void where prohibited by law.

The winners of the sweepstakes will be chosen at random. The James Beard Foundation is not responsible for and will not consider incomplete or incorrect entries, or entries submitted but not received by the James Beard Foundation for any reason, as potential sweepstakes winners.

The winners of this sweepstakes will be notified direct message on Twitter.. The individuals replying to these communications will be considered the winners. Claiming of prizes requires communication to the James Beard Foundation and must be received from the Twitter account to which the winner-notification message was sent. Failure to respond shall mean that the winner forfeits the prize. The James Beard Foundation will randomly select a new winner if the original winner fails to respond.

Only one entry per Twitter account will be considered for sweepstakes entry. The prizewinner must supply the James Beard Foundation with his/her legal name, mailing address, birth date, and daytime telephone number in order to claim the prize. The winner may not request substitutions of prize winnings. The winner is solely responsible for any and all taxes and/or fees, and all such additional costs that may be incurred.

Neither the James Beard Foundation, the James Beard Foundation sponsors, nor employees of the James Beard Foundation or sponsors may be held liable for any warranty, costs, damage, injury, or any other claims incurred as a result of usage of any winners of a prize once winner has taken possession of the product.

The James Beard Foundation is not liable for any loss arising out of or in connection with or resulting from any sweepstakes or contest promoted by the James Beard Foundation. Management, employees and families of the James Beard Foundation and Rioja Wine and Tapas Festival are prohibited from winning any prizes awarded by the James Beard Foundation.