Beringer Vineyards and the Deen Brothers (Bobby and Jamie) are currently seeking grillmasters and cooks to help celebrate two things that go oh-so-well together… Steak and wine!
With the Beringer Great Steak Challenge, you can enter an original steak recipe, select a fantastic Beringer wine to pair with it, and win a trip to Napa Valley and $15,000! All this just to show off your love for grilling steak! Recipes will be judged based on the following criteria: 25% Taste Appeal, 25% Wine Pairing, and 50% Simplicity.
Here’s the rub, though… The cut off for entries is fast approaching! In fact, the deadline is already past for people living in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico… Hopefully, you got an entry in by May 31.
For people in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, North or South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia or Tennessee, you have until June 15, and all other states have until June 30. So get your recipes honed and get entered!
Beringer Vineyards is graciously offering a fantastic giveaway prize, exclusively on Livefire! The prize is one of nine Laguiole Carving Sets! These are French made, and Laguiole has a long tradition of fine corkscrews and cutlery. As we’re trying to get this giveaway underway quickly, I don’t have photos of the knife set yet, but will include them as soon as possible.
Rules for the giveaway:
The nine winners will be randomly drawn using a random number generator. To receive a chance to win:
Add a comment to this entry and receive one chance to win. If you offer a steak recipe or a tip on grilling steak, you will receive two chances to win. That’s an easy 2 entries!
On Twitter and Facebook, tweet or update with the following:
Laguiole Carving Set Giveaway by #BeringerVineyards and #Livefire! http://bit.ly/9iApTf http://bit.ly/a8QciC Thks @BeringerGSC
The rules are that I have to deem the comments acceptable to my readers (meaning it has to be pertinent to the post and not contain language I wouldn’t print). The giveaway will run from June 4 through midnight, June 25, and I’ll post the winners the weekend of June 26. All winners will need to supply their real names and addresses privately (email, direct message or Facebook message) to receive their prize.
Note: Dates are extended! Keep the tips coming!
That’s it! It’s a simple way to get a fantastic Laguiole carving set, courtesy of Beringer Vineyards (they also make some very, very nice wines!)
A tip I often give is simply to let the meat rest for 5 minutes when removed from the grill to keep more of the juices in the meat instead of on the plate. It’s nothing new, but a lot of people still ignore this one… So let’s hear some of your steak grilling tips and recipes!
(Photos of the Beringer wines and the Deen Brtoerhs in this post are copyrighted by Mary Steinbacher and used with permission. Steak photo is copyrighted by Chia & Hon Photography and used with permission)