Update: The Beijing Hilton has picked the winners. Check them out here.
Update: Simon Amos and his team at the Hilton Beijing have picked the winners and I will have all the details tomorrow morning (August 25). Expect a few surprises.
I have gone to the annual Hilton Beijing Food and Wine Experience every year since 2005 and consider it my best chance to try lots of wines — over 1000 options — from lots of distributors. As in the past, I am running a contest with the hotel. We are asking readers to create a theme for this year’s event — last year’s was ‘vindulgence‘ — slated for November 12. Director of Operations Simon Amos and his team will pick the winner*. The winner gets:
- Two tickets to the Food and Wine Experience
- Two tickets to the buffet dinner at Elements
- An overnight stay
- Two tickets for buffet breakfast the next day
Also, anyone who suggests a theme will be entered into a draw for two pairs of tickets, including buffet dinner in Elements. So, two ways to win: with the best slogan or via the draw.
To enter, leave your theme suggestion in the comments section (I am claiming “Grape Expectations” and “Pinot Envy” right off and thus taking them out of play). You can enter up to three times but please put each suggestion as a separate comment. The deadline is next Friday, August 19, at 3 PM.
* The winning slogan will not necessarily be used for this year’s event.
Here are a couple of posts about Hilton wine fairs past, including the year I tried 52 wines and lost my phone (not necessarily related) and the year I accidentally broke a bottle of Shiraz on the Hilton’s marble staircase (not my fault).