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WINE WITH HOCKEY
In the 4th installment of what Forbes calls "the best new sporting event of the decade!", Superstar Alexander Ovechkin will lead our very own Washington Capitals (Rock the Red!) into Pittsburgh to play Sidney Crosby and the Penguins (feel free to boo out loud) in a rare New Year's Day outdoor game that has come to be known as the Winter Classic. So, what does this have to do with wine? We're not really sure, to be honest, but Duckhorn Vineyards has produced 500 cases of their superb Napa Valley Decoy Merlot in a special bottle to commemorate this extraordinary sporting event and we think it's awesome! Duckhorn, which specializes in Bordeaux varietals and is probably best known for their Merlot, was selected by the National Hockey League (NHL) as the Exclusive Wine of the 2011 Winter Classic.
But what is the Winter Classic, you ask? Despite many NHL players growing up playing hockey outdoors, high-level outdoor hockey games have been extremely rare. After seeing a few successful college games played outdoors, the NHL wanted in on the action and staged an outdoor game of their own. On New Year's Day in 2008 the Buffalo Sabres hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins in a game that was so well-received the NHL decided to make it an annual event.
This commemorative bottle will make a great gift. Regularly priced at $29.99 per bottle, we have a special offer for you, a Hat Trick of Opportunities if you will. Quantities are limited (we received about 30 cases) but we're putting it on sale for $26.99 per bottle. That's three dollars off per bottle. Hat Trick -- three goals in one game by the same player -- see where we're going with this? We'll lower it to $24.99 per bottle when you buy 3 or more (again with the threes). There's more. Buy 3 bottles at $24.99 each and you will automatically be entered into a drawing to receive one of two sets of 2 FREE TICKETS TO THE WASHINGTON CAPITALS' HOME GAME AGAINST VANCOUVER ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2011. Now we're talking! The tickets will not be for the Winter Classic itself -- that game is in Pittsburgh -- but we promise you they're good, lower level seats at Verizon Center in downtown Washington, DC. The drawing will be held on December 15, 2010 at CW. The winner will be contacted immediately and the results will be posted on our Facebook Fan Page. The wine will probably sell out before the 15th so don't delay.
As a special thank you to our friends at Bud Light, Official Sponsors of the Washington Capitals and the Winter Classic, the third leg of our Hat Trick will be $3.00 off a 30-pk case of Bud Light cans, available only to our e-mail customers, for the entire month of December! Our price on Bud Light is already one of the lowest you'll find so this is just icing (yes, hockey pun intended) on the cake. This is for in-store purchases only. All you have to do is print out this e-mail and show it to your cashier at the time of purchase and you'll receive $3.00 off the current price.
Buy a few bottles of this delicious Decoy Merlot for you and some for a sports fan in your life. Since most sports fans know that the important College Football games don't get played on New Year's Day anymore, celebrate your New Year's Day with a great bottle of Merlot or a cold Bud Light and watch an incredible outdoor hockey game from the warmth of your own home! And you may get to go to a Caps game to boot.
So, really, wine and hockey? Sure, why not!
Buy 3 or more bottles and we'll lower the sale price by $2.00 per bottle to $24.99!
you'll be entered into a drawing to
WIN 2 FREE TICKETS TO THE
HOME GAME AGAINST VANCOUVER
on January 14, 2011!
2008 Duckhorn - Decoy Merlot NHL Winter Classic Edition Napa Valley
Made in a lush, fruit-forward style, the Decoy Napa Valley Merlot has aromas of dark berry fruit, cassis and winter spices. On the palate, round flavors of black cherry lead to a full finish accented by dusty tannins. Though it’s delightful now, it will improve over the next two to three years.
Regular price $29.99
3 or more! $24.99 a bottle
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