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Foodie Swellness: Limited Edition Vintage Ink Merlot Cabernet

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Sometimes I shop for wine by reading labels and trying to remember what I’ve learned in various tastings…and sometimes I go by price and pretty label…

The latter strategy has mixed results, but thankfully, this time the pretty label got us a tasty bottle of red, and it’s a limited edition bottle and I love the story behind it.

Six thousand bottles of Merlot Cabernet featuring the Limited Edition Vintage Ink Merlot Cabernet labels were launched last month. Created by Toronto-based tattoo artist Spencer Harrington (his friend Crispin Day has the actual tattoo on his bod), the art won the We Are Made of Stories contest held by the wine brand last year created to find a label for these bottles and allow the artists a chance to showcase their art. At $17.95 a bottle, it fits our wine budget and I enjoy the fruity notes of cherry, blackberry and plum. It’s dry and full-bodied, and is available in Ontario and B.C., so grab a bottle while you can if that’s what you tend to enjoy. Cheers!


Leave a Comment September 4, 2016

Foodie Swellness: #GrowYourSummer with Growers Pear Cider GIVEAWAY

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*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winners have been randomly selected — scroll down to see if you’ve won!

With summer officially here (hooray!), I’m regularly stocking up on bevvies for hot nights and weekend BBQs.

One of my favourite new ways to cool off: sipping the new Growers Pear Cider. It’s juicy and refreshing, and let’s get real: some days you don’t want to fuss with a shaker to make a cocktail (or am I the only lazy one when it comes to making drinks!?. Popping open a can of Growers Pear gives you more time to laze around on the dock and laugh with your friends.

And because I want you to be able to get in on this delicious Growers Pear action, too, I’ve partnered with them to hold a giveaway (it’s open only to Ontario residents, sorry, non-Ontarians!). The summer essentials prize is valued at $100 and includes a $50 prepaid Mastercard giftcard, sunglasses, a trucker hat, a bottle opener and more, and I’ve got a total of three of these prize packs to give away.

Remember, this giveaway is open to Ontario residents, and you can enter once in each of the four entry methods:

  1. Email: Write me at healthandswellness@gmail.com with your name and mailing address (it just makes it quicker for us to send you the prize  if you provide me with your address off the bat). Please put “Growers Pear” in the email’s subject line.
  2. Twitter: Follow me @healthswellness and @growerscider on Twitter, and then tweet:

I want to #growmysummer with Growers Pear Cider. Here’s how you can enter this @healthswellness #giveaway! http://bit.ly/29kid5h

  1. Instagram: Follow @healthandswellness  and @growerscider on Instagram; like my Instagram post for this giveaway (it’s an Instagram of me on the dock enjoying a Growers Pear Cider) and tag a friend in the comments who you’d like to share a Growers Pear Cider with.
  2. Facebook: Like the Health and Swellness page on Facebook (at the top of the page), and then leave a comment on the photo of this Growers giveaway — tell me where you’d like to be enjoying a Growers Pear Cider this summer.

Each prize is valued at $100 and the giveaway will close at 11:59 p.m. EST, Thursday, July 14. 2016. Please note that this giveaway is open to Ontario residents only. The three winners will be chosen at random. If I cannot reach the winner within five days, another winner will be selected. The three winners names will be announced on the blog here on this post once confirmed.

Can’t wait to see if you win this giveaway to try Growers Pear yourself? It can be found in the LCBO and Wine Rack aisles.

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The two winners of this Growers giveaway are Laurie S. and Christina D., congrats!

(This blog post was sponsored by Growers Cider but the opinions are all my own.)

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