KENWOOD, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Make a dynamite pasta dish? Know the perfect wine to accompany it? Then this is your opportunity to shine! The Kenwood Vineyards Perfect Pasta Pairing Contest challenges entrants to create a pasta masterpiece that pairs perfectly with one of six Kenwood Vineyards wines. The competition will be fierce, as the Grand Prize is a spectacular Kenwood Vineyards wine country tour package valued at $5,000.
Open to all amateur chefs, the Kenwood Vineyards Perfect Pasta Pairing Contest will begin accepting entries on September 15th and continue through December 1st, 2013. 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, selected from six options (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 and not judged).
Submissions will be judged by a qualified panel of judges for originality, taste appeal and wine pairing, and a winner for each wine variety will be selected. Each of these category winners will receive a gourmet culinary gift basket valued at $150. The judges then will re-evaluate the category winners and select the Grand Prize Winner. The Grand Prize Winner 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 and more. All winners will be notified on December 16, 2013.
Complete rules and an on-line entry form for the Kenwood Vineyards Perfect Pasta Pairing Contest can be found at www.kenwoodvineyards.com/pastacontest.
For those seeking pasta recipe inspiration, or those simply interested in great pasta dishes and wines that bring out their best, Kenwood Vineyards has just posted a colorful online recipe booklet featuring six scrumptious pasta recipes created by its executive chefs, each paired with a different Kenwood Vineyards wine. The booklet is available on Kenwood Vineyards' Pasta Contest website (www.kenwoodvineyards.com/pastacontest) and on mobile devices via the QR code shown on the Perfect Pasta Pairing Contest necker.
Established in 1970 in the Sonoma Valley, Kenwood Vineyards produces premium wines that showcase the world-class quality and character of Sonoma County vineyards.
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