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Rias Baixas Albarino Contest

Sounds like fun. And Albarino wines are soooo food friendly:

America’s unsung dinnertime heroes are invited to test their skills in the fourth annual Rías Baixas Albariño Recipe Pairing Contest, a challenge that pairs amateur chefs’ original recipes with this versatile white wine.

This year, contestants will go head-to-head in the kitchen for a chance to schmooze with Hollywood’s brightest stars at the 36th Annual People's Choice Awards®. To build excitement, the “People’s Choice” category has been added to this year’s contest, affording entrants three ways to win. Consumers can log onto http://www.riasbaixaswines.com/ and vote for the favorite recipe from last year’s recipe contest finalists—which will determine the “People’s Choice” winner.

The Grand Prize Winner with the best recipe from this year’s recipe contest, the winning chef from the People’s Choice category, as well as a randomly selected online voter will each win a trip to Los Angeles and two tickets to the 36th Annual People's Choice Awards® in 2010. Rías Baixas Albariño wines are easily paired with a slew of ingredients, so test out your favorite Asian, Italian, or even South American favorites with this food-friendly white wine from Spain. Cook or cast your vote and win!

Official rules and details can be found at http://www.riasbaixaswines.com/. Entries will be accepted through November 30, 2009. Must be 21 to enter. Void where prohibited.