The Palate

(by peter & susie)

The Palate 2013If you like your wine, and fancy winning a ten-day luxury wine holiday for two to Australia and New Zealand, then read on.

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be heading up The Palate 2013, a competition run by Oddbins to find the best amateur wine palate in the UK.

You don’t have to have any special wine knowledge to enter. Just a good palate, a willingness to learn, and a healthy thirst. Last year’s winner, Fran Evans, was testament to that. She never thought she’d win but in the end was a brilliant winner. It could be you this time!

By way of background, here’s the short video we made of last year’s competition (which nearly 5,000 people entered – but we want more this year!)

You can also read this piece we wrote after last year’s competition.

The Palate 2012To enter, you’ll need to be of legal drinking age and get to an Oddbins store THIS WEEKEND (ie 8/9 June) to do a brief taste test. You can find out more information, including the location of stores, on the Oddbins page (they have 18 in London, 9 in Scotland, then Oxford, Bristol, Tunbridge Wells, Poole, Twickenham, Manchester and Liverpool). The competition is not open to members of the wine trade.

So get your skates on and your taste buds in gear, because this is lots of fun and the prize is fab. The winner will also get the chance select a wine for Oddbins’ shelves – in addition to the massive kudos of being crowned ‘The Palate 2013’.

Good luck! And we’ll look forward to seeing you on finals day for the ultimate judgement.