I’m proud to be involved in A Menu for Hope III this year which will benefit the UN World Food Programme. This charitable fundraiser is led by food blogger Pim from Chez Pim and was first organized to provide support for the survivors of the Tsunami of 2004. Last year more than $17,000 was raised for UNICEF to benefit the victims of the Kashmir earthquake.
Wine blogger extraordinaire Alder Yarrow of Vinography is hosting all the participating wine bloggers this year. You can check out all the great prizes offered at his site. Also be sure to check out the prizes offered by food bloggers, as well, over at Chez Pim. The campaign is open now and will close at midnight PST on December 22, 2006 with prize winners announced on January 15, 2007.
I pondered what the best prize from me might be, and considered wine books or accessories, but finally settled on a more personal prize, customized to the winner’s wishes…
Winecast Prize: Personal Wine Blog Feed
The winner of this raffle will receive their own personal blog (RSS) feed written by me each week for a year. There will be at least one post each week on the winner’s wine related subject(s) of choice. Also included is a phone call, instant messaging session or email exchange to better understand the winner’s interests in wine before starting. These posts can be read online, via an RSS reader such as Google Reader or Bloglines or via an email subscription. You can also share this feed with friends and family, if you choose.
Examples of posts are personalized wine recommendations, food matching tips, wine events of interest, wine education subjects and perhaps a podcast or two. It will really depend upon what the winner would like to learn more about.
Want to know more about Rhone wines? The best restaurants in Napa and Sonoma valleys? What wines will age well for your child’s (or grandchild’s) 21st birthday? What red wines are best with eel? Whatever you would like that is wine related is fair-game.
So if you’ve always wanted to be my part-time editor here at Winecast, now is the time to act. This is also a great gift idea for the wine lover who has everything (I know, you could always get them more wine, but you get the idea
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Make your donation today by clicking here and indicate you would like prize “WB08” in the comments field. Each $10 donation will give you one chance to win.
I hope the Winecast community will be generous this holiday season and support this worthy cause. I’ll keep you posted on the status of the campaign as it goes along.