NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of the nation's bicentennial, the Wines of Chile Experience, supported by Chile Brands, Enotour and Puro Chile, announces the five finalists of the Tweet, Tweet, Chile competition, in which one passionate wine enthusiast and a friend will win a dream journey to Chile to tweet their experiences to the world. By planning their ideal seven-day itinerary, the five finalists will vie for the chance to explore this beautiful South American country; but it is up to the public to decide who is the most deserving.
Visit tweet.winesofchile.org to vote for the applicant who is most passionate about wine and travel, is creative, uniquely inspiring and has a strong sense of curiosity. The winner and a friend will travel to Chile to discover the bounty of the country's wine regions and share their experiences via Twitter during their trip of a lifetime.
"It was difficult to narrow the list down to just five, as all of the itineraries that we received showcased a great desire to explore Chile and would have made excellent trips," said Lori Tieszen, Executive Director of Wines of Chile USA. "The amount of time, effort, and creativity that people put into planning their dream week was inspiring."
Chile's wine country is a destination waiting to be discovered—ripe with opportunities for the adventurous traveler. The fourteen wine regions have a 450-year history and produce distinct, high-quality wines, while the nearly 4,000 miles of coastline yield a bounty of seafood. The diverse and pristine landscape that encompasses snow-capped mountains, picturesque beaches and dramatic Antarctic glaciers will serve as the backdrop for the winner of Tweet, Tweet, Chile, as they travel and tweet throughout the country.
The top five itineraries will be available for public viewing and voting from October 26, 2010 until November 1, 2010 at 11:59 pm EDT. The applicant who receives the most votes will be announced on Nov 4, 2010 and will work with the Wines of Chile Experience to book their trip and turn their dream vacation into a reality. The finalists include: Veronique Cecilia Barretto from San Antonio, Texas; Tamara Vallejos from Seattle, Washington; Dawn Reis from Chicago, Illinois; Lindsay Nelson from New York, New York; and Mathew Browner-Hamlin from Washington D.C.
ABOUT THE WINES OF CHILE EXPERIENCE
The Wines of Chile Experience promotes wine tourism in Chile. A destination that offers endless opportunities for real exploration, wine country in Chile is poised to become the next true discovery. Based in New York City, the Wines of Chile Experience is part of Wines of Chile and supported by Chile Brands, Enotour and Puro Chile. For more information on the Wines of Chile Experience, please visit www.chilewinetourism.com.
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