I am SO happy that summer has finally arrived! With the warmer weather comes the opportunity to eat, drink and be merry and I am so excited to tell you about Ringbolt, one of my favourite wines to sip and enjoy. With the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignong set to hit shelves this fall, #RingboltWines is getting ready to celebrate its 10th vintage in Ontario. To help celebrate with us, we are sharing some fun facts about the wine AND have an exciting contest for one lucky Ontario resident to help them join in on the festivities!
Who, or what, is Ringbolt?? I always like to know the back story of the brands that I purchase and make a part of my everyday life. Wine can be an intimating subject matter and understanding the history of a particular brand like Ringbolt can help to create a romantic story and a great conversation starter!
“As treacherous as it is beautiful, Western Australia’s rugged southwest coastline is littered with shipwrecks – the wreck of the Ringbolt being one of them. Sunk in the late 1800s in what is now known as Ringbolt Bay, located on the southern tip of the Margaret River wine region, adjacent to Cape Leeuwin. It is at Ringbolt Bay where the Southern and Indian Oceans merge and their invigorating waters lap at the edge of the Margaret River wine region.
In a very short period of time, Margaret River has established an enviable reputation for its excellent wines. Surrounded by forest, farmland and sea, the region enjoys the attributes of a mild maritime climate, rich soil and fresh winds from the vast, unpolluted Indian and Southern oceans. The environment allows the grapes to grow relatively free from pests and diseases. The vineyards of Margaret River are planted on gravel loam soils, which, together with prevailing summer sea breezes and temperate conditions during the ripening period, provide for the development of complex varietal characters and aromas.”
Fun fact: I have NEVER made risotto before. So today I decided to make the savoury Ringbolt Risotto to celebrate the #FirstDayOfSummer! I am also SO excited to announce that we have partnered with #RingboltWines to share delicious moments & recipes with you all summer long. Stay tuned to DoTheDaniel.com for more details! 🍷☀
Drinking wine is a lot of fun, and I mean, who doesn’t love a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon? But the ability to have a beautiful wine that you can also cook with is rare in a world saturated with options. The complexity of the Ringbolt Risotto was stunning and I quickly came to realize that enjoying a quality wine this summer doesn’t have to be restricted to just in a wine glass.
Austalian wines are bold, bright and full of flavour. Ringbolt is a perfect reflection of this energy and is a perfect pairing for warm romantic nights and gatherings with friends. To pick up a bottle or two for yourself at your local LCBO make sure to click here.
To help THREE lucky Ontario residents celebrate the summer in style with #RingboltWines, we have an AMAZING contest. The #RingboltWines themed prize will have you smiling all summer long with us!
Entry Option #1
Follow @DoTheDaniel & @on Twitter
Click the following link to tweet your entry!
** Winner must be following all twitter accounts as listed in Entry #1 and / or ‘Like’ all Facebook Pages listed in Entry #2 to be deemed valid. Winners must be legal drinking age in Ontario and will be asked to provide a copy of legal issued identification for proof of age. Contest odds depend on how many valid entries are received. THREE winners will be chosen at random and announced on @DoTheDaniel’s Twitter and Facebook Page upon conclusion of the contest Saturday, June 25th 2016 at 5:00pm EST. Contest winner will be contacted via Twitter or Facebook and subsequently emailed instructions on how to have prizes sent to them. Contest is open to Ontario residents only. Prize cannot be redeemed for cash value. *
To eat, drink and be merry with us all summer long, make sure to follow @RingboltWines on Twitter and ‘Like’ the Ringbolt Facebook Page. Use the #RingboltWines hashtag to join in the social media conversation happening all over the province all summer long. We can’t wait to see your favourite way to enjoy Ringbolt!
For more behind the scenes of this and other amazing brands we are working with around the world, make sure to follow along with the #DoTheDaniel Instagram account. We would love to have you join on our adventures! AND yes. we’re on Snapchat too! – click here to follow us!
Please remember to enjoy responsibly and never drink and drive
Photos: Ringbolt, Daniel Reyes and all social media accounts above
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