Just in time for the baking season, the renowned Port house of Fonseca launches its first “BIN 27 Port & Cookie Rumble.” Cookie lovers are invited to submit their favorite, original cookie recipe that pairs best with BIN 27 Port, for a chance to win prizes that will entice bakers everywhere. It’s as simple as uploading the recipe, along with a photo, to the BIN 27 Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/Fonsecabin27 *
The contest will be judged by famed chocolatier Jacques Torres and award-winning cookbook author Dorie Greenspan, and runs from September 15th through December 31st, 2012. One Grand Prize winner will be chosen and flown to New York City for private-cooking lessons with Jacques and Dorie. In addition, the winner will receive two fabulous prizes from contest partner, KitchenAid®: a Dual Fuel Double Oven Range and their Professional 600 Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer. Contestants can also compete for the People’s Choice Prize for a chance to win the KitchenAid® Professional 600 Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer.
Jacques and Dorie will kick off the contest on Facebook by posting their own cookie recipes they feel pair best with BIN 27. Jacques has created a Chocolate Chip Macadamia recipe, having been “inspired by the Italian practice of dipping biscotti in wine. The creaminess of the macadamia, coupled with the flavor of the chocolate, blend beautifully with the palette of BIN 27. Dip, bite, enjoy!” Dorie, on the other hand, plays up the sweet/spicy side of BIN 27 with her Port Jammers recipe, noting, “All the flavors that we love with Port, like chocolate, dried fruit and spices are in cookies. I can’t think of two more versatile playmates – or two that get along better. Leave the milk to the kids – I’ll take my cookies with Port, please.”
The “BIN 27 Port & Cookie Rumble” will be supported by BIN 27 Port & Cookie Tastings in retail outlets in select markets, as well as promoted via media partners Food 52 and Tasting Table.
For press inquiries, please contact Suzanne da Silva at Deussen Global Communications, (212) 682-2293 – ext 127 / firstname.lastname@example.org For all other contest inquiries, please contact porto@Kobrand.com
The suggested retail price of Fonseca BIN 27 is $19.99; it is imported by Kobrand Corporation, New York, New York. For more information on the Ports of Fonseca, please visit www.fonseca.pt
*No purchase necessary. Winners will be announced in January 2013. For a complete set of rules and regulations, please go to Facebook.com/Fonsecabin27.
About Fonseca BIN 27 – Created over a century ago and reserved for the winemaker’s family consumption, BIN 27 was released commercially in 1972 and quickly became one of the top Ports consumed in the US. Produced primarily from wines from Fonseca’s own quintas in the Cima Corgo and showing exceptional quality and consistency from year to year, BIN 27 is blended from reserve wines selected for their superb fruit character and depth of color. Its well-knit structure; rich, velvety full body; and luscious blackcurrant and cherry bouquet and flavors finish on an intense, lingering note. More information at www.fonseca.pt/.
About Jacques Torres – Fondly referred to as Mr. Chocolate, Jacques Torres is the authority on all things related to this confectionery delight. Raised in France, in 2000 Jacques opened his first chocolate factory in DUMBO (Brooklyn, New York). The first US artisan chocolatier to start from cocoa beans to make his own chocolate, Jacques was an instant success, and still prides himself on specializing in fresh, hand-crafted chocolates using premium ingredients free of preservatives and artificial flavors. Now with six retail stores throughout New York City, Jacques regularly makes guest appearances on national TV shows such as Today, Top Chef: Just Desserts, and Chopped All Stars. Additionally, Jacques proudly serves as Dean of Pastry Arts at The French Culinary Institute (New York City). Jacques has 13,343 “likes” on Facebook and 17,392 Twitter followers. More information at www.mrchocolate.com/.
About Dorie Greenspan – Over the past 20 years, Dorie has written 10 cookbooks and won six James Beard and IACP awards for them, including Cookbook of the Year for both Desserts by Pierre Hermé and Around My French Table. Dorie has also written cookbooks with Daniel Boulud and Julia Child; been named to the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America; and received widespread media accolades for her cookie pop-up shop. This fall, Dorie is opening a cookie retail store in New York City, Beurre & Sel, with her son. Dorie’s blog www.doriegreenspan.com attracts 60,000 monthly visitors, and she has 7,152 “likes” on Facebook, as well as more than 110,000 Twitter followers.
About KitchenAid® – Since the introduction of its legendary stand mixer in 1919 and first dishwasher in 1949, KitchenAid has built on the legacy of these icons to create a complete line of products designed for cooks. Today, the KitchenAid brand offers virtually every essential for the well-equipped kitchen with a collection that includes everything from countertop appliances to cookware, ranges to refrigerators, and whisks to wine cellars. In connection with the Cook for the Cure® program, KitchenAid will donate a minimum of $450,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in 2012. Now in its eleventh year, this partnership has raised over $8 million to help find a cure for breast cancer. To learn why chefs choose KitchenAid for their homes more than any other brand*, visit www.KitchenAid.com or join us at http://facebook.com/KitchenAid and http://twitter.com/KitchenAidUSA/.
* Based on a 2012 survey, KitchenAid was found to be the home kitchen appliance brand chosen most often by members of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
About Food52 – A community for those who love food and cooking, Food52 facilitates every element of decision-making, from the grocery store to the table. Named Best Food Publication at the 2012 James Beard Awards, Food52 just re-released their year-round Holiday iPad App, and their Food52 Cookbook, Volume 2, comes out this December. www.food52.com/.