Kenwood launches pasta pairing recipe contest

Sonoma Valley winemakers, Kenwood Vineyards, introduces a chance to show off your best pasta dish to chefs and home cooks alike with a Perfect Pasta Pairing Contest. Submit a recipe that pairs with one of six Kenwood wines – Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel or Cabernet Sauvignon. Add an explanation of why your dish pairs well with is and a photo of the dish.

Submissions will be judged by a qualified panel of judges for originality, taste appeal and wine pairing, and a winner for each wine variety will be selected.
Each of these category winners will receive a gourmet culinary gift basket valued at $150. The judges will re-evaluate the category winners and select a Grand Prize Winner, who will be treated to a three-day, two-night Kenwood Vineyards culinary experience for two, including airfare, lodging, meals, daily car service, a VIP tour of Kenwood Vineyards and more. All winners will be notified on December 16, 2013.
Complete rules and an on-line entry form for the Kenwood Vineyards Perfect Pasta Pairing Contest can be found at www.kenwoodvineyards.com/pastacontest.

Additionally, Kenwood Vineyards offers a new online recipe booklet featuring six pasta recipes created by its executive chefs, each paired with a different Kenwood Vineyards wine. The booklet is available on Kenwood Vineyards’ Pasta Contest website (www.kenwoodvineyards.com/pastacontest) and on mobile devices via the QR code shown on the Perfect Pasta Pairing Contest necker

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