Destination I Do
Thursday, March 25, 2010

Date Night Wine + Contest

Words by Jennifer Stein
Words by Autumn Millhouse

This just released wine is the perfect date night wine. One couple that made a pact to have a weekly date night, even after children, a major move and the transition into the wine industry is Shane and Suzanne Pavitt who dedicated their wine to date night, hence the 2006 Date Night Cabernet Sauvignon.

Date Night winemaker Ted Osborne describes the wine as "a perfectly proportioned Napa Cab, remarkable in its exquisite balance. (It’s) aromatically complex, espresso, black cherry, olive and sweet pipe tobacco, with undercurrents of chocolate truffles and ripe plum. On the palate, a sensual mix of lush fruit, milk chocolate and spice. Elegant fine grained tannins give way to spicy blackberry, espresso bean, plum and nectarine. All repeated in the long mouth-coating finish. (Enjoy from 2009 until 2018).

In celebration of this current wine release, Date Night wines are having a contest.

Share your favorite date night story and you could be one of 20 lucky winners chosen to receive two free tickets to see the new romantic comedy Date Night staring Tina Fey & Steve Carell, in a theater near you.

For a link to the contest, click here.

Entries should be 'your favorite date night story' and are due April 4. Winners will be announced April 6. Judges include winery proprietor Suzanne Phifer Pavitt and Autumn Millhouse, the author of Romantic Napa Valley: An Insider's Guide for Couples.

For more on Autumn Millhouse and her book Romantic Napa Valley, An Insider’s Guide for Couples, click here.

Autumn Millhouse is an award-winning travel writer who specializes in wine, food and romantic getaways. She is also an international trekker who has wined and dined across the globe from Barcelona to Beijing . A self-proclaimed “hopeless-romantic” and author of Romantic Napa Valley: An Insider’s Guide for Couples, Autumn also has a bi-monthly column called "Love Vines" published in Napa Valley Life Magazine. She resides in Napa Valley where she cultivates her wine and food relationships with top chefs, winemakers and a slew of other foodies. Besides, sniffing, swirling and sipping wine daily, Autumn is currently working on her next travel book Romantic Sonoma Valley: An Insider’s Guide for Couples.

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