2,015 Naked Wine Drinkers Vote In “Botanically Blessed”
on: October 30, 2009, 4:56 am
Author: Naked Wines
wine drinker Hazel Rigazio has 2,015 Naked
Wines' customers to thank for winning a winemaking trip to
McLaren Vale, South Australia.
Wines, along with bbcgoodfood.com and the Government of South
Australia, ran a competition throughout September challenging
customers to come up with a new name for a wine, with Hazel's
entry Botanically Blessed winning the lions share of the public
asked all of my friends to vote for my entry, but I never imagined
I'd get 2,015 votes let alone win the competition, I'm absolutely
astounded! It's a once-in-a-lifetime trip and I can't wait to
roll up my sleeves, live the life of a winemaker, and blend my
very own wine” explained Hazel.
from Mersyside, will spend a week working alongside Naked Wines'
producer Jock Harvey at his family-run winery Chalk Hill, and
if all goes according to plan, customers will see her tipple Botanically
Blessed for sale in the UK on the Naked site.
had over 5,000 entries in total, with some really strong contenders
- and some pretty ropey and inappropriate ones too!” explained
Rowan Gormley, Founder of Naked Wines. “ But putting it
to the public vote made it easy to pick the winner. We use our
most interactive customers to help us select our wines,
and it made sense to do the same with the competition.”
the second most popular entry (ade-get-laide) receiving 433 votes,
Hazel's entry was the outright favourite.
entries included Didgeribooze, Down Wonder, Aussie Drools and
Not for the Sheilas, with one entrant including a label design
of his naked girlfriend posing strategically inside a six-bottle
box (Robert Young Photography).
trip will include a stay on Kangaroo Island, a tour of Adelaide
and numerous cellar-door tastings. And to find out how Hazel gets
on, you can follow her blog at http://www.nakedwines.com/auscomp
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