12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

The Holidays Can Be Stressful, Wine Shouldn't Be

Relax and follow Timber Hill Winery’s 12 Days of Christmas and Great Holiday Wine Giveaway

The Timber Hill Winery family would like to encourage all to spend the holidays doing things you enjoy, with loved ones and friends and make your holiday season the best it can be. One way we know many of our customers will be doing this is by enjoying our wines. So today, we are excited to launch the first day of our 12 Days of Christmas and Great Holiday Wine Giveaway on Facebook. Each day thru December 21st we will be sharing tips on how to cook with wine, pair wine, shop for wine, enjoy wine and also give away something special to one friend who likes and comments on our posts. Prizes include Timber Hill Winery wine and accessories, including a one year wine club membership.

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

On the 1st day of Christmas, my wine gave me a sparkle! Sparkling wines can go with any holiday occasion. They make a fun drink all on their own, and can easily pair with any meal. Sparkling wines like our #SundayFunday or specialty wines like our Wisconsin Cranberry make a perfect gift for the hostess or to place under the tree from Santa. You can also use them to mix up a special holiday cocktail like a Cranberry Mimosa or Spritzer. Visit our website for holiday drink recipes! https://timberhillwinery.com/entertaining-recipes/holiday-drink-recipes/

 

On the 2nd Day of Christmas, mocha and vanilla made friends with my beef tenderloin! Most winemakers always get the question of what wines go best with a holiday feast. Our Foch is a dry red wine that is a deep ruby red. Our winemaker says it would pair great with your Christmas roast or beef tenderloin because of its robust flavors that hint of mocha and vanilla and give a smooth and enjoyable finish to heavier meals.

On the 3rd day of Christmas, my wine made me blush!
Although it’s true that our wine-drinking face may turn several shades of red and pink similar to Ole’ St. Nick,
we aren’t talking about that type of blush. If you are looking for a safe gift for the holiday hostess, try a sweet
blush wine that is easy to drink and one most party guests will enjoy. Santa’s pick is good for Tuesday but can
really be uncorked any day of the week. Hop on your sleigh and grab a bottle of #TuesdayBoozeday.

On the 4th day of Christmas, I tasted 5 Timber Hill wines for free! Get the most out of your holiday break by stopping into the winery for a tasting. A tasting can make an easy
outing since just about anyone can taste wine, all they need is a glass and our easy steps to wine tasting.

1. Look: Check out the color, opacity, and viscosity, also known as the wine’s legs.
2. Smell: When you first start smelling wine, think big and then small. Timber Hill wines have hints of
citrus, orchard, or tropical fruits as well as red fruits, blue fruits, or black fruits and smoky and bold
smells. Don’t be frustrated by smelling more than one aroma we would rather you relax and take a sip.
3. Taste: All wines are going to have some sour, because grapes all inherently have some acid. This varies
with climate and grape type. We use cold-climate varietals which tend to make our blends more delicate
and easier to love.
4. Repeat or Conclude: Ask yourself if you liked the wine? Was this wine unique or unmemorable? Were
there any characteristics that shined through and impressed you? Now go buy a bottle to enjoy at home!

On the 5th day of Christmas, I wrapped my presents and drank a Brandy Old Fashioned!
The winery recently helped ring in the holiday season, by completing our popular #SocialSweetSeries as the long awaited seventh and final day of the week, #FinallyFriday was added to the mix. This is a sweet red wine with an extra flare of Wisconsin Brandy. For a limited time, you can stop at the winery and our winemaker Amanda will cheerfully mix you up a Wisconsin favorite, the Brandy Old Fashioned using her #FinallyFriday wine. Or, grab a bottle and enjoy this specialty wine while wrapping your Christmas gifts at home.

On the 6th day of Christmas, I fooled the elves and used wine as my secret ingredient!
Jalapeno Wine?! Yes, it is true, Timber Hill has a wine made from jalapenos! And just like a fresh jalapeno, it is bold and spicy! Only the brave can sip it by itself, but once you add it to some of your favorite winter recipes like fajitas, chili, or even your Bloody Mary, you will see how delicious it can be. We guarantee you will add one more thing to Santa’s list.

On the 7th day of Christmas, my kids were sassy and my wine was too!

A glass (or a bottle) of #SassySangria, a sweet red wine with a twist of peach, lemon, and berries is perfect for sipping and easing the stress of Christmas vacation. If you don’t have our blend, let us help you take a spin on your own sangria by adding fruit to any red or white wine you might have stocked away. A sweeter wine with a splash of cranberry juice and sparkling apple cider works just fine but if a deep red is all you have, we say go for it. Finish it off with fresh Wisconsin cranberries, oranges and crisp apples too. We have lots of holiday drink recipes on our website at https://timberhillwinery.com/entertaining-recipes/holiday-drink-recipes/

On the 8th day of Christmas, I planned my holiday meal!
The general food pairing methodology that aids in holiday meal plans says that dark meats like beef typically go well with heavier, robust red wines and wines that pair with chicken or ham dishes are usually lighter in flavor and color. We like to tell people to keep it simple, have a both a red and white wine available, but most importantly always drink the wines you enjoy the most.

On the 9th day of Christmas, my wine didn’t give me a headache!
The holidays often push us to overfill our plate and our glass, especially if we are enjoying ourselves at a holiday party or get together. We suggest you stick to the rule of moderation, especially when it comes to alcohol. You will thank us for this advice later. It only takes three standard glasses of wine for men and two for women to start feelings those rosy cheeks come alive. Put a cork on your wine and enjoy what is left at another time. If you do over indulge and your cup has runneth over, under no circumstances should you drive.

On the 10th day of Christmas, my wine made my house smell magical!
There is nothing like the aroma of mulled wine filling your house around the holidays. Our mulling spices are made with nutmeg, cinnamon, and orange peel. It is very easy to mull wine and it’s a nice way to warm up on a cold winter day. We recommend using an electric kettle, crockpot, or sauce pan on your stove top- just use the lowest setting! We typically warm with wine with the mulling spices for 30 minutes to an hour. This allows for all the spices to soak into the wine. We usually use about one tablespoon of spices for one bottle of wine. Our favorite wine to mull is our famous #ThrowbackThursday Red, a sweet red wine made with Concord grapes. If you prefer a drier option, Foch or Frontenac make for a lovely dry mulled wine.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

This giveaway is open only to Wisconsin residents who are 21 years of age or older at time of entry. Runs 12/10/18 to 12/21/18 with a total of 12 days of prizes. To enter, participants must like and comment on day of entry post. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of this Facebook page and not to Facebook. Please enjoy our wines responsibly.

2018 Winners:

Day 1: Bottle of #SundayFunday – Betsey Gasper

Day 2: Bottle of Wisconsin Foch – Nicole May

Day 3: Bottle of #TuesdayBoozeday – Amy Tenca

Day 4: Four Wine Tastings – Kimberly Eileen

Day 5: Bottle of #FinallyFriday – Katy Lynn

Day 6: Bottle of Jalapeño Wine – Nicole Ashleigh

Day 7: Two Wine and Chocolate Pairings – Keighte Kime

Day 8: Two bottles of wine, Reserve Red and Seyval Blanc – Tomi Schaitel

Day 9: Three Hailey’s Corkers – Sandra G Williams

Day 10: Bottle of #ThrowbackThursday with mulling spices – Shelly Ballard

Day 11: Three Bottles of Social Sweets – Jill Hanson

Day 12: Gift Membership to the Herd – Morgan Scharine