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Irish Food Bloggers Recipe Competition to Win a Trip to Chile, with Cono Sur Wine

Cono Sur, Ireland’s premium Chilean wine brand, is launching a search to find the ultimate dish to match their Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir. The entrant with the most votes in Ireland will travel with a friend, compliments of Cono Sur, to compete in the Grand Finale held in Paris in November.




You will compete with finalists from Finland, Sweden & UK to win the overall prize of a trip for two to Cono Sur Vineyards & Winery in the heart of stunning Chile!



From Monday 23rd June to Monday 11th August, Irish Food Bloggers all across the country can Log On to www.conosur.ie/blog (Food Bloggers from Northern Ireland go to www.conosur.com) and upload an Original Recipe that you feel pairs best with either the Cono Sur Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc or Single Vineyard Pinot Noir.


Voting is then open to the public from 18th August to 22nd September, when Cono Sur will select the top three recipes with the most votes from each country to go on to Round Two as semi-finalists.

For Round Two, renowned chef Christopher Carpentier will prepare each semi-finalist´s dish and select one finalist from each participating country. Winners will be announced and officially notified on 9th October.


For the Third and final round, the four international finalists will be sent to Paris for 14th-15th November to participate in the Grand Finale. Each finalist will prepare their dish for a panel of judges, including Cono Sur´s General Manager and Chief Winemaker, Adolfo Hurtado, as well as chef Christopher Carpentier.


Chef Christopher Carpentier from Santiago in Chile

The overall winner will be chosen and announced on the night, winning a fantastic trip for two to Chile.

TIMELINE:
June 23rd: Competition Opens
August 11th: End Date for submissions
August 18th: Public Voting Opens
September 22nd: Voting Closes
October 1st: Chef Christopher Carpentier begins cooking the top 3 entries from each country and chooses the best in conjunction with Cono Sur
October 9th: Finalists are notified and publicly Announced
November 14th: Grand Final in Paris

So... Irish Food Bloggers  Log On to www.conosur.ie/blog with your recipe Today!


The Cono Sur Single Vineyard range of wines was born from the idea of embodying the ideal vineyard site for each grape variety by optimizing the altitude, soil and climate conditions of the vineyard where it is grown, making each wine completely unique.

From voluptuous reds to fresh and aromatic whites, this range pays homage to Chile's diverse appellations. Each label contains a distinct block number, block name and valley in order to reflect the personality and uniqueness of the terroir where each was born.


Cono Sur Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are available exclusively in the on-trade and specialist off-licences such as O’Briens Wines, nationwide; Mitchell & Sons, Dublin; Redmonds of Ranelagh, Dublin; Sweeney's of Glasnevin, Dublin; Jus de Vine, Portmarnock, Dublin; Bradley's of Cork; O’Driscoll's of Cork

Cono Sur is exclusively distributed by Findlater Wine & Spirit Group You can Follow Findlater on Twitter

Zack
(not paid for by the way - just a good competition!)

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The Irish Food Guide Blog www.IrishFoodGuide.ie includes news, foodie chat, recipes, award results, links and other general information on the Food & Tourism Industry in Ireland.

It is written & curated by Zack Gallagher, Donegal Town, Co Donegal, Ireland.

“My Blog is a slice of the Irish Food ‘Network’. I’m a Chef with over 27 years experience and also have a background in media. I’m passionate about Irish Food Tourism and I believe that a rising tide really can lift all boats!”

Supporting Irish Food created by passionate producers and encouraging the Irish food & hospitality industry to use modern social media methods to increase their business.

Zack is building an all-Ireland Food Tourism network to assist Tour Operators bringing guests into Ireland to connect easily with artisan Irish food producers, so as they can experience the provenance and personality behind our Irish food Visit www.IrishFoodTours.ie

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