Friday, May 7, 2010

Gastronomy Gal Giveaway: Robert Channon Wines

I hope you are all feeling fabulous after healthy eating month! I have to admit- I have made some changes but didn't follow a strict healthy regime which is probably what I should do. And exactly what I'm not going to do.

Personally, I feel I need to make healthier choices but would never be able to live on a strict low fat, low salt diet. There's no point. I would end up dying of sadness or binging on every ridiculously high fat meal I could get my hands on.

My life revolves around food and so last month's fabulous recipes from the guest bloggers are just what I need. Healthy midweek meals so I can indulge on the weekend!

Anyway, time for a treat for Gastronomy Gal readers who attempted some healthier eating! The wine is to celebrate moderation and balance.

Robert Channon Wines are well known for being some of the best wine to come out of QLD. They have a fabulous cellar door at Stanthorpe. Em Channon is one of my good friends and so Robert Channon Wines have provided Gastronomy Gal with some wine that will be given away over the following months. All grapes are grown at their 19 acre vineyard and winemaker Mark Ravenscroft is very particular, and as a result, is coming out with some fabulous wines which are constantly receiving awards (which are too long to list here but available on their website.)

Nothing says winter like red wine, so today I have a chosen to give away the 2005 Merlot. This particular wine was given 4 stars by Winestate Magazine and would go really well with a lovely stew or a beautifully charred eye fillet. It's also one of my favourites! It is worth $20 + at the cellar door.

To win this beautiful wine, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you reward yourself with? Is it chocolate, wine or something more creative?

(I will be in contact with the winners of the last Gastronomy Gal Giveaway within the next week or so!)



17 fabulous comments:

Mrs_Starz said...

Baskin Robbins Pralines and Cream. It's my absolute guilty pleasure!

Mel Kettle said...

As a small business owner I've realised that it's important to focus on the good stuff and not always dwell on the hard stuff. I've decided to reward myself with a couple of new cookbooks every time I secure a new client or a current client gives me repeat business.

My first cookbook shopping spree will happen this weekend, thanks to a new client who signed a contract last week.

And of course, I then get to try a few recipes in the book, so it's a double win, And hubby loves it too! :)

Ally said...

Right ON sister - moderation. Life is way too short to skimp on anything.

I try not to use food as a reward. Instead I go for pure filth - trashy magazines. Give me an OK, Who, or NW, and I swear I am the most contented person alive for about 45 minutes. I absolutely loathe spending $ on magazines too, so that's why it's a rare reward.

Leah said...

Hmmm, I reward myself with a day of pure laziness (watching DVDs). However, if I had a bathtub, I would reward myself with a long soak in the bath and a good book.

sarah @ iatebrisbane said...

Nice Idea Mel!

I usually go for a little sweet that i've never tried before. I love going into sweet shops and searching the shelves for something that's new to me. A boutique chocolate company or some crazy candy from overseas.
x
Sarah

Kate said...

reward is taking that bottle of Merlot, packing a bbq picnic and heading for the water.

Eyes Bigger Than Belly said...

Ooh - it all depends on how much I feel i've deserved it...

For an average day: Something gourmet like a Millefueille from French Twist or a Choc Eclair or something.

If I've been really good - maybe a cookbook, utensil or a new book to read...

:)

Eat, drink + be Kerry said...

I'm trying to learn not to reward myself with chocolate every time, but it is cheaper than visiting my fave clothes store...

Chow and Chatter said...

great giveaway thanks so much for visiting my blog, everything in moderation with eating I am a dietitian and have to watch it as well LOL

Rebecca

Conor @ HoldtheBeef said...

Well said! Can't be good all the time, 'tis terribly unsustainable.

I reward myself with a drink with friends, and perhaps a tasty hot wedge or two :)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Great giveaway GG! Good luck to everyone! :D

Amy @ Ess Eppis said...

I usually reward myself with some cooking gadget, cookware, or bakeware.

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

I reward myself with a thick slice of chocolate cake and a mug of coffee.

foodwink said...

It really depends on my mood:
- a BIG breakfast and a cup of strong mocha
- adriano zumbo's cakes
- a new dress
- something for the house (currently obsessed with birdcages!)
- a day trip from sydney
- or all of the above :)

delicieux said...

Robert Channon wines are fantastic!

I reward myself with a glass of sparkling wine or French Champagne if I am feeling particularly indulgent.

Green Been said...

hhmm yes robert channon does it for me! i was glued the moment i saw the name. we visit stanthorpe twice a yr from bris. love love the region....ok shut up! i treat myself to a drunken prune encased in dark chocolate from the blue cat chocolate shop, bris city. after indulging i definitely stand staller!

Gastronomy Gal said...

Thanks for all your great entries everyone! Ellie (Almost Bourdain) was drawn as the winner so I will post the delicious bottle of Merlot to her today- stay tuned for more giveaways soon!

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