My Love for Wine & A Giveaway

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HI FRIENDS!!! I’m so excited to bring y’all this giveaway that I’m practically dancing from the rooftops. Well, not really, but I’m pumped. But before we get into the giveaway goodie, we need to talk wine (since the sponsors of this giveaway are non other than the folks at Robert Mondavi Private Selection!)

So, as you know may know, I sort of like wine.

It’s my go-to. My drink of choice. My bad day cure and happy day elixir. So when I was contacted by the amazing people at Robert Mondavi, I happily jumped at the chance to help spread the word of their new web series, Tuesdays with Ted Allen and their brand new Facebook page! The web series is REALLY REALLY cool (I’ve watched all of the episodes) because you are getting tips on wine pairings and dinner party etiquette by THE expert in that area as well as some simple, delicious recipes that pair so beautifully with Robert Mondavi’s classic wines.

Now Ted Allen, who you may know, was the food/wine expert on Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.  In addition to this, he is a brand ambassador for RM Private Selection. What a dream job, right? He’s the face of Chopped on Food Network, as well as a famed cookbook author.

His cookbook, The Food You Want to Eat, is incredible. It’s filled with 100 simple and smart recipes that feature, you guessed it, food you want to eat! No weird fancy ingredients or sauces, just real food you love. I’m a huge fan of this book and the principle behind it.  I have a copy of the book here and I honestly CAN’T WAIT to dig into it.

And guess what? One of you very lucky readers will also get the chance to make some of his simple, tasty meals because the amazing folks at Robert Mondavi Private Selection and Grand Central Marketing are giving me one copy to give away!

So how do you win? Simple. 

Mandatory:

  • 1. Leave a comment telling me what your favorite ingredient is. [Please leave a valid email so I can contact you if you win!]

Extra: [Let me know via comment you did each of these]

That’s 8 ways you can enter to win! So get to entering and be sure to check out Tuesdays with Ted [with a glass of RM Private Selection, of course!]

Giveaway ends Monday, March 5th at midnight. Good luck!

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  1. Posted by Jamie on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    My favorite ingredient is Buttermilk. Anything that uses Buttermilk tastes so good!!
  2. Posted by Jamie on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    And I like you on facebook
  3. Posted by Jamie on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    As well as Pintrest
  4. Posted by Jo Shontz on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    My favorite ingredient is brown sugar.  You can use it for everything from stir fry to cookies!
  5. Posted by Jo Shontz on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I'm already following you on Twitter (@jshontz)
  6. Posted by Megan S. on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    anything with chocolate chips has to be fantastic :)
  7. Posted by Megan S. on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I follow you on Pinterest
  8. Posted by Jo Shontz on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I follow you on Pinterest!
  9. Posted by Lauren on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    olive oil!!
  10. Posted by Lauren on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I follow you on twitter
  11. Posted by Lauren on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I like cha on facebook!
  12. Posted by heidi s. on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
     my favorite ingredient is wine!
  13. Posted by heidi s. on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    i like you on facebook!
  14. Posted by heidi s. on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    i follow you on twitter
  15. Posted by Renee on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    My favorite lately is protein powder.  I add it to smoothies, oatmeal and baked goods.
  16. Posted by Vicki Araujo on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    My favorite ingredient is greek yogurt.  Just made your whole wheat lemon bread w/ it.  I now follow you on FB and pintrest.
  17. Posted by Christy on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    Lemon zest .. any way, any day!!  :)  Follow you on Facebook and pinterest.
  18. Posted by Katia on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    My favorite ingredient is.......ohmy, just one? Okay, I guess it would have to be coconut. I love it in anything. Sweet, savory, anything.. I also love that it gives you ENERGY(especially coconut oil). I now follow you on twitter, am subscribed to his youtube channel, and like your facebook page :D
  19. Posted by Donna O'Neil on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I love parmigiano reggiano!
    c8ergirl (at) gmail.com
  20. Posted by Donna O'Neil on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I follow you on twitter @donnaoneil:twitter 
  21. Posted by Donna O'Neil on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I Follow Robert Mondavi Private Selection on Twitter
    @DonnaOneil:twitter
  22. Posted by colliemom on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    Lately my favorite ingredient is avocado.  Salads, sandwiches, dips, sauces.  Yum.
  23. Posted by Singerinkitchen on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    Garlic all the way! noellsky(at)gmail (dot)com
  24. Posted by Donna O'Neil on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I like you on Facebook
  25. Posted by Donna O'Neil on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I Like Robert Mondavi Private Selection on Facebook
  26. Posted by Singerinkitchen on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    @singerinkitchen follows you
  27. Posted by Singerinkitchen on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I tweeted! 
    https://twitter.com/#!/singerinkitchen/status/175299725543739396
  28. Posted by Donna O'Neil on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I follow you on pinterest Donna_Oneil
  29. Posted by Singerinkitchen on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I like you on FB!
  30. Posted by Singerinkitchen on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I follow you on Pinterest.
  31. Posted by Laura Janelli on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    My favorite ingredient is Basil!
  32. Posted by Laura Janelli on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I follow you on facebook!
  33. Posted by Marsha Gardner on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    As much as my husband dislikes it, I love garlic and use it all the time when he is away. BTW: I did 6 of the things listed above too.  mlgardner626@gmail.com
  34. Posted by Laura Janelli on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I follow you on Pinterest!  
  35. Posted by Megan_mcfarlane_76 on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I love the taste of garlic when making a wonderful home cooked meal!
    I like you and  Robert Mondavi on facebook and follow you and Robert Mondavi on pinterest.
  36. Posted by MB on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    My fave ingredient just now is lemon - juice and zest.
     
  37. Posted by Donna O'Neil on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I Follow RM Private Selection on Pinterest
    c8ergirl (at)gmail.com
  38. Posted by Dabmab2010 on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I like you on FB
  39. Posted by MB on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I like Robert Mondavi on FB
  40. Posted by MB on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I follow you on Pinterest.
  41. Posted by PB and Peppers on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    Favorite ingredient?  Tough one!  I'd say pepper!!  All kinds of pepper it spices everything up!!
  42. Posted by PB and Peppers on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I follow you on FB!
  43. Posted by PB and Peppers on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I follow you on Twitter!
  44. Posted by PB and Peppers on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    Following Robert Mondavi on Twitter - Love there wine and they have a beautiful winery!
  45. Posted by PB and Peppers on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    Click like for Robert Mondavi on FB
  46. Posted by PB and Peppers on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    Following you on Pintrest
  47. Posted by PB and Peppers on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    And following Robert Mondavi on Pintrest
  48. Posted by Marisa R. Harvey on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    Favorite ingredient... I can't honestly say I have a FAV ingredient (at least not ONE I can pop off the top of my head and say THAT'S IT as I LOVE FOOD almost all ingredients) but I have really enjoyed using ginger as of late. I enjoy following you on FB (I don't tweet or pin my interests), definitely LIKED the FB page Robert MondaviPS!
  49. Posted by MaryBeth on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I follow you on twitter!
  50. Posted by MaryBeth on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I follow you on pinterest!
  51. Posted by MaryBeth on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    My favorite ingredient is hot sauce (does that count?)... I add it to everything!
  52. Posted by Roni on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    My favorite ingredient is definitely chocolate (I'm a baking-person :)
  53. Posted by Sarah on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    Mine would have to be tomatoes, I use them in everything! Salads, sauces, soups... my cooking would be a lot worse without them! And I follow you on twitter :)
  54. Posted by Peggy on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    Garlic!  You can never have too much garlic!! :o)  I'm a facebook follower.
  55. Posted by lisa on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    i love fresh herbs, rosemary, cilantro, oregano and basil. i follow u on fb, pinterest and rss feed for both skinny recipes and superfoods
    my email is ledmunds@me.com. lisa
  56. Posted by Erin Duke on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    My favorite ingredient is pepper. Whether it's black, white, red, cayenne, it doesn't matter! It's good in and on everything! :)
  57. Posted by Erin Duke on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I (@pnkshmrockphoto) am now following you on twitter! :)
  58. Posted by Erin Duke on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I'm also following  @RobertMondaviPS on twitter!
  59. Posted by Erin Duke on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I already like you on Facebook! :)
  60. Posted by Erin Duke on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I've liked RMPS on Facebook.
  61. Posted by Erin Duke on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I (pinkshamrock) am following you on Pinterest.
  62. Posted by Erin Duke on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I (pinkshamrock) am also following Robert Mondavi on Pinterest.
  63. Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    Favorite ingredient...that's a tough one!  I'm going to go with fresh basil!
  64. Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I'm following you on Pinterest :)
  65. Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I follow you on twitter
  66. Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I'm following 
     Robert Mondavi Private Selection on twitter
  67. Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    Following RM Private Selection on Pinterest
  68. Posted by Lisa Petrillo on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I think my favorite ingredient is probably cheese! Cheese always makes it better :)
  69. Posted by Jennie @Themessybakerblog.com on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    My favorite and abundantly used ingredient is butter! I would seriously be lost without it. 
  70. Posted by Kelly Hunt on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    Great giveaway friend and I LOVE your pictures!  Does wine count as a favorite ingredient?? ;)
  71. Posted by Kelly Hunt on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I already follow you on Twitter! :)
  72. Posted by Kelly Hunt on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    Now following Robert Mondavi :)
  73. Posted by Kelly Hunt on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I already like you  on Facebook! :)
  74. Posted by Kelly Hunt on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I now like Robert Mondavi on Facebook :)
  75. Posted by Kelly Hunt on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I already follow you on Pinterest! :)
  76. Posted by Kelly Hunt on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I now follow Robert Mondavi on Pinterest :)
  77. Posted by Kelly Hunt on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    Just subscribed to his YouTube Channel! :)
  78. Posted by Anonymous on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    My absolute favorite ingredient? How do I decide on this? First let me say that Robert Mondavi Private Selections is on of my favorites ever, love the merlot! Ok, favorite ingredient: brown sugar. That's my favorite for baking anyway!
  79. Posted by Anonymous on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I follow you on Twitter. 
  80. Posted by Anonymous on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I follow Robert Mondavi PS on Twitter. 
  81. Posted by Athena on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I favorite ingredient is probably cheese.
    cereza25 at yahoo dot com
  82. Posted by Athena on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I already follow you on Twitter.
  83. Posted by Athena on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I like you on FB.
  84. Posted by Marnely Rodriguez on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    Bacon of course! 
  85. Posted by Marnely Rodriguez on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I follow you on Twitter!
  86. Posted by Marnely Rodriguez on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    I like you on FB
  87. Posted by Michele on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    My favorite "ingredient" is bananas - I love them in (almost) everything!!
  88. Posted by Karinamae_17 on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    hmm favorite ingredient?! that's a tough one.....maybe dark chocolate coco powder....
  89. Posted by Scrumptiousgruel Ellen on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    Butter. What else?
  90. Posted by Ladyrider621228 on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    My favorite ingredient is garlic, I love the flovor & smell yummy makes my mouth water =) Fabulous cookbook.
    https://twitter.com/#!/realnutritioncg(Clair), 
    https://twitter.com/#!/robertmondavips(Robert), The Realistic Nutritionist (liked FB page), 
    Robert Mondavi Private Selection
     (liked FB page) ,
     Robert Mondavi Private Selection following on pinterest), Claire V. ( following on pinterest)
    RobertMondaviPrivateSelection, 
    • Posted by Ladyrider621228 on
      Thursday, March 1st, 2012
      I meant to write , thank you for the opportunity to win such a fabulous cookbook. 
  91. Posted by Sarah H.P. on
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    My favorite ingredient in cooking would have to be olive oil. I hardly ever cook without it!
  92. Posted by Grubarazzi on
    Friday, March 2nd, 2012
    I pretty much did all of the above because this is the coolest giveaway ever. :) 
  93. Posted by Grubarazzi on
    Friday, March 2nd, 2012
    Oh yeah, and my favorite ingredient is red pepper flakes. I usually use it in place of black pepper. What can I say, I love things spicy! - kimigibs@gmail.com
  94. Posted by Erin on
    Friday, March 2nd, 2012
    probably garlic. nearly everything I cook starts with oil and garlic.
  95. Posted by Erin on
    Friday, March 2nd, 2012
    following you on Facebook!
  96. Posted by Erin on
    Friday, March 2nd, 2012
    "liked" Robert Mondavi PS on Facebook!
  97. Posted by Erin on
    Friday, March 2nd, 2012
    Following you on Twitter
  98. Posted by Erin on
    Friday, March 2nd, 2012
    Following Robert Mondavi Private Selection on Twitter
  99. Posted by Erin on
    Friday, March 2nd, 2012
    Subscribed to Robert Mondavi’s new Youtube channel!
  100. Posted by Lisa Petrillo on
    Friday, March 2nd, 2012
    Already following you on Twitter.
  101. Posted by Lisa Petrillo on
    Friday, March 2nd, 2012
    Following Robert Mondavi on Twitter!
  102. Posted by Lisa Petrillo on
    Friday, March 2nd, 2012
    Already like you on facebook!
  103. Posted by Lisa Petrillo on
    Friday, March 2nd, 2012
    I like Robert Mondavi on facebook!
  104. Posted by Lisa Petrillo on
    Friday, March 2nd, 2012
    Already following you on Pinterest!
  105. Posted by Lisa Petrillo on
    Friday, March 2nd, 2012
    Following Robert Mondavi on Pinterest!
  106. Posted by Kiri W. on
    Friday, March 2nd, 2012
    My favorite ingredient ever? Oh, man, that's a tough one. I'll go with balsamic vinegar, because it can go both sweet and savory and fits with almost anything :)
  107. Posted by Kiri W. on
    Friday, March 2nd, 2012
    I already follow you on twitter (kirikiri1)
  108. Posted by Kiri W. on
    Friday, March 2nd, 2012
    I already like you on facebook (Kerstin Wolff)
  109. Posted by Bikingbeforebed on
    Friday, March 2nd, 2012
    Peanut butter or chocolate all the way.
  110. Posted by Shaina Wizov on
    Friday, March 2nd, 2012
    Fat Free Greek yogurt is my favorite ingredient. It can be used as a substitute in so many dishes to make them healthier, and it is absolutely delicious - IN recipes or even just by itself! 
  111. Posted by Shaina Wizov on
    Friday, March 2nd, 2012
    I'm following both you and Robert Mondavi Private Selection on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest!!!
  112. Posted by Christine on
    Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
    My favorite ingredient is garlic. Great giveaway!
  113. Posted by TammyJo Eckhart, PhD on
    Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
    It will be obvious if you know who I am but my favorite ingredient must be chocolate, dark chocolate.
  114. Posted by Christy on
    Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
    My favorite ingredient is garlic. 

    I just started to follow you and the RM Private Selection on Pintrest.
  115. Posted by Kara D on
    Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
    I love hot sauce to add to breakfast, sides and main meals!
  116. Posted by Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. on
    Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
    Oh, for me, it's a toss up between garlic and olive oil!
  117. Posted by Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. on
    Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
    I follow you on Twitter
  118. Posted by Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. on
    Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
    I already like you on fb!
  119. Posted by Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. on
    Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
    And I already follow you on Pinterest!
  120. Posted by Kristin Jones on
    Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
    My favorite ingredient is garlic. I throw it in everything, including my breakfast shakes!
  121. Posted by Anniek on
    Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
    Mmm My favorite ingredient (or really just food) of the moment might have to be goat cheese! So lovely in a pasta, wonderful with herbs on a salad, or drizzled with honey as a nice appetizer.... perfection!!
  122. Posted by Anniek on
    Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
    I'm following you and robert on facebook!
  123. Posted by Anniek on
    Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
    Ah! And I'm also following his youtube channel!! Thanks!!
  124. Posted by Jordan Dunne on
    Sunday, March 4th, 2012
    My favorite ingredient is probably onion. I love it raw, carmelized, in a soup...oh, the possibilities

    jordan.dunne21@gmail.com
  125. Posted by Angie on
    Sunday, March 4th, 2012
    My favorite ingredient is onion - it is something I can't imagine leaving out of any savory recipe.  Last night I caramelized onions and red peppers for my chicken & green chile tacos and they added an amazing sweetness to the spicy tacos.
     
  126. Posted by Angie on
    Sunday, March 4th, 2012
    Liked you on FB
  127. Posted by Jordan Dunne on
    Sunday, March 4th, 2012
    I follow you on twitter! @j_mosh:twitter 

    jordan.dunne21@gmail.com
  128. Posted by Jordan Dunne on
    Sunday, March 4th, 2012
    I follow you on facebook, too.

    jordan.dunne21@gmail.com
  129. Posted by Jordan Dunne on
    Sunday, March 4th, 2012
    I follow Robert Mondavi Private selection on twitter!  @j_mosh:twitter 

    jordan.dunne21@gmail.com
  130. Posted by Jordan Dunne on
    Sunday, March 4th, 2012
    I follow Robert Mondavi Private on facebookjordan.dunne21@gmail.com
  131. Posted by Jordan Dunne on
    Sunday, March 4th, 2012
    I follow Robert Mondavi Private selection on pinterest! jordan.dunne21@gmail.com
  132. Posted by Jordan Dunne on
    Sunday, March 4th, 2012
    I follow you on pinterest as well
    jordan.dunne21@gmail.com
  133. Posted by Angie on
    Sunday, March 4th, 2012
    Following you on Twitter (angie303)
  134. Posted by Angie on
    Sunday, March 4th, 2012
    Following @RobertMondaviPS on Twitter 
  135. Posted by Angie on
    Sunday, March 4th, 2012
    Liked RMPS on FB
  136. Posted by Angie on
    Sunday, March 4th, 2012
    Following you on Pinterest (AngieWashU)
  137. Posted by Angie on
    Sunday, March 4th, 2012
    Following robertmondavips on Pinterest
  138. Posted by Dena Marie on
    Sunday, March 4th, 2012
    ohhhh I love this giveaway and I LOVE to cook with onions. Every great dinner starts with onions :)
  139. Posted by Dena Marie on
    Sunday, March 4th, 2012
    I like you on FB
  140. Posted by Dena Marie on
    Sunday, March 4th, 2012
    I like Robert Mondavi on FB
  141. Posted by Maggie on
    Monday, March 5th, 2012
    What a loaded question! So had to pick just one -- for now, with spring and summer looming, I'll say...blueberries!
  142. Posted by Maggie on
    Monday, March 5th, 2012
    I'm following you on Twitter! (@msbruschetta)
  143. Posted by Maggie on
    Monday, March 5th, 2012
    And just liked TRN on Facebook. :-)
  144. Posted by Eliotseats on
    Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
    OK---Love Ted Allen.  I would be dancing on the rooftops too if I had this opportunity for this give-away!   Favorite ingredient:   garlic!
  145. Posted by Nick Maddox on
    Friday, March 9th, 2012
    Butter makes everything better.