Ahhh the sweet joy of being connected to the world again. I’ve been rather absent on the blog/twitter front for the last couple of weeks, and that’s because I’ve been back home in Malaysia. It’s not any normal trip, mind you. We’re moving after being in the same place for longer than I can even remember, so as you can imagine, there is a LOT of stuff. I kid you not. And of course, there was no internet access at the new place (and all of us who have moved know what a pain it is to get it sorted). It’s sometimes rather scary to think how dependent I am on the internet.
But no matter, the internet people (I don’t know what else to address them as) came by today – and YAY there is internet again! And don’t worry, this isn’t a post about how happy I am to be able to check my email compulsively again… it’s about a GIVEAWAY!
For those of you who haven’t heard of it, The Wine Show is a dedicated consumer wine show that gives visitors a chance to learn about, discuss, and buy a whole range of established wines from around the world. There will be hundreds of wines to choose from on the Show floor from a selection of Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference wines to wines from countries spanning Chile, New Zealand, France, Spain and also local varieties. And for those of you wine buying enthusiasts, do not worry about carrying bottles of wine on the tube journey home, as there will be a home delivery service on offer.
And this year, wine experts including Oz Clarke, Tim Atkin, Susy Atkins and Rob Buckhaven will be hosting tutored wine tastings in The Drinks Tasting Theatre. They will also be offering advice on how to pick out the perfect wine. This means that visitors to the Show will have the opportunity to not only taste and buy new and existing wines, but will also be educated on how to match food to wine at home and in a restaurant. Now for a wine dummy like me (I know absolutely squat about wine), this is perfect as my knowledge about wine truly leaves much to be desired.
And to make the day out even better, The Wine Show will be running alongside MasterChef Live, giving you the chance to combine two great passions – wine and food! MasterChef Live is a food extravaganza with celebrity chef demonstrations (including previous MasterChef contestants Mat Follas and Andy Oliver), expert advice, as well as the chance to master new skills and techniques. Fans of the show will also be delighted to hear that there will be a chance to see MasterChef judges John Torode, Gregg Wallace, Michel Roux Jr and Monica Galetti! (I love Michel Roux, he’s such a classic French cook. Plus I hear the food at Le Gavroche is to die for.)
And of course, that’s not all – there has to be some shopping as well (naturally). There will be a whole host of exceptional producers, delicious and unusual ingredients as well as the latest gadgets for sale at the show. I personally love shopping at food festivals/events/markets, and am really looking forward to buying some things during the show.
But enough of me rambling on about how fantastic these two shows are going to be. It’s not going to be much use if you don’t get a chance to go now is it? So, thanks to the lovely people at BBC, I’m delighted to be able to offer TEN pairs of tickets to The Wine Show & Masterchef Live 2010 at Olympia London!
So, how do you enter? Just leave a comment below and telling me why you want to win a pair of tickets.
- Tickets are for general admission only.
- Tickets exclude entry on Saturdays, are non-transferable, and cannot be exchanged for cash.
- Giveaway ends on Thursday 4th November 2010 at 23:59 (BST). Ten winners will be chosen at random, and tickets will be sent to the winners once they confirm their addresses.
**COMPETITION HAS NOW ENDED**
Congratulations to Sarah, Michelle, Lyn, Rod, Ms Odumosu, Kay, Alvin, Karin, David and JY, who have each won a pair of tickets to The Wine Show & Masterchef Live 2010! Have a wonderful time at the show!
Photos are courtesy of The Wine Show and MasterChef Live.