On October 6, the first stage of Wine Pass's photo contest ended. Who are the five finalists decided by the jury? Find out below! And don't forget: now it's your time to vote. You have until October 14 to choose your favorite photo to win the grand prize of #WineMoments.
We've arrived at the end of the first stage of the #WinePass photo contest. After a long day of consideration, elimination, and voting, Wine Pass and Contestgram have selected the five finalists, an international mix of talent and special moments with wine. Vote for your favorite by October 14 on Contestgram to decide who will be crowned the King of Wine Moments. And the five finalists are...drumroll please...
The Finalists will each receive a Crumpled Map© of Barolo and Barbaresco, that foldable, scrunchable, waterproof, basically indestructible map that is perfect for travelers--and this one is made for wine lovers. Some of the best crus in the world are yours to explore!
Who are the finalists?
In random order, here are the photos and their authors:
1. XOR13. Sophie is a photographer from Marseille. What did she say when she realized she was a winner? Trop fière!
2. Tara O'Sullivan. From Australia, Tara is an "artist, semi-truck driver, auto fanatic, photographer, model, gamer, sound tinkerer and general purveyor of knowledge."
3. Tomás Westenenk. An architect from Santiago, he is especially talented at taking urban shots.
4. Wine Expert. This expert from Bacco&Co enjoys teaching people how to appreciate wine.
5. Mosè Giordani. Mosè, who confirms this is his real name (Moses in English), loves taking a ton of pictures of wine (and drinking it too, we presume!).
What happens next?
Now you get to vote! The Finalists of the Wine Moments contest are voted by the community on Contestgram until 4:00 pm, Monday, October 14. The photo that earns the most Likes will be crowned the King of Wine Moments and receive a highly coveted prize: a bottle of Barolo San Bernardo Riserva 2006 from the Palladino Winery.
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What's Contestgram? Contestgram is an App for finding and participating in photo contests on Instagram. All you need to do is log in with your Instagram account in order to participate. You can enter your photos in contests by tagging them with the given hashtag while in the Contestgram App, or directly on Instagram. It's fun, easy, and free. www.contestgr.am
AZIENDA VINICOLA PALLADINO
Palladino Winery is a historic company in Serralunga d'Alba, located in the heart of the Barolo wine zone. Casa Palladino is located in the historical town center itself, where wine and life form an easy balance. Its history runs deep and goes back centuries: On the outer wall of the building is a plaque inscribed with the date 1870 and a story of a legacy of 80 thousand lire (the equivalent of about $55), money that was used for the production of wine. In 1974, the cellars were bought by the Palladino cousins who, after reconstruction in 1978, began producing wine to be bottled. Their philosophy is based on respect for the vineyards, which are worked manually according to tradition. They pay great attention to detail in order to bring a healthy, high quality product to the cellars, where the grapes are then treated used minimal invasive technology. Over the years, this philosophy has allowed Palladino Winery to successfully sell its wines, for the most part on the international market. www.palladinovini.com
WIMU – WINE MUSEUM
The Wine Museum is located in the magnificent Falletti Castle in the town of Barolo. The Barolo&Castles Foundation takes care of hospitality services and modern, efficient management of the museum and castle. With the aim of appreciation of the multimedia and historical museum, they hold events, thematic visits, scholastic initiatives, and other events for wine lovers and families.www.wimubarolo.it
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