Be a Wine Snob and Win a Pair of VIP Tickets to New Times' Pairings

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Give us your snobbiest phrase. Win big!
The sixth annual New Times' Pairings event is just a little more than a month away.

The annual celebration of South Florida food and fine wine is coming to the Broward County Convention Center on Thursday, September 26. From 7 to 10 p.m., the best restaurants in South Florida will offer up their best bites for you to enjoy -- with each restaurant paired with a different fine wine.

See also: Pairings 2012 Slideshow

Of course, as the saying goes, man does not live on wine alone. (That is how the saying goes, right?) That's why there's live music, craft beers, and cocktails at Pairings, too. General admission tickets are on sale now for only $40, which includes unlimited samplings of food, wine, specialty cocktails, craft beer, and live entertainment.

VIP tickets are $90 and include access to the party at 6 p.m. for an extra hour of frolicking and food and entry to the exclusive VIP lounge.

To show our readers how much we love you, Clean Plate Charlie has a pair of VIP tickets to give away. How do you win these tickets, valued at $180? Simply tell us in the comments field of this post your most ridiculous "wine snob" phrase.

Is it, "I detect subtle hints of fig and dirty feet in this Cabernet"? Or perhaps you prefer, "The mouthfeel of this wine reminds me of cottage cheese."

The most insanely, over-the-top snobby phrase will win the tickets. Please remember to log in to the comment system with a valid email address or Twitter handle in your post, so we can contact you if you win. We'll choose a winner on Friday afternoon and announce it Monday Morning.

In the meantime, to purchase tickets, visit microapp.browardpalmbeach.com/pairings/2013.

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Location Info

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Broward County Convention Center

1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

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18 comments
vic0chem
vic0chem

Wine snob: "wine is the essence of humanity"

vic0chem
vic0chem

Wine snob: Wine is the essence of humanity.

scorpioceci22
scorpioceci22

The vintage is a 2002. As you breathe abd swirl this fine wine you can taste hints of white truffles with grassy notes from the heavy rains that year in the Loire Valley of France.

albano
albano

Its always interesting listening to the so called professional tell you about his wine and vineyard.  " Of course, you're not expected to be an expert on soil conditions and weather patterns -- like, you don't know what happened in Argentina in 2009 and how that affected the wine there. But some jackass out there does. So when he talks about how it's "a good year," smile and nod. Smile and nod."

bl0ndemel28
bl0ndemel28

This is nothing compared to the motherfucking Catalina Wine Mixer!

sylvia68
sylvia68

I'm all about the big girls.

sylvia68
sylvia68

I'm all about the big girls.

seharding3
seharding3

This is a racy, soil-driven sauvignon, with a flinty minerality and tannins that are nicely developed—they give it a real velvety mouthfeel.You'll notice it has an expressive nose, with hints of road tar and chamomile.  And don't forget the long and lingering finish that lasts a minute if not more.

fgrande21
fgrande21

I only drink bio-organic, sustainable wines that were harvested during the full moon by orphans using recyclable materials that was then hand poured into eco-friendly bottles and blessed by Captain Planet. You can REALLY taste the difference.

jengen06
jengen06

"I'm not drinking the <bleeping> merlot!"

fgrande21
fgrande21

Excuse me waiter, I'd like a nice Pinot noir, preferably from the southern region France, full bodied with hints of apricot, jasmine, and costs 2 times your weekly salary. And could you please bring your manager, I'd like to make up a complaint about the decor of your dining room so I can get the bottle for free and wipe my ass with your tip. Thank you, that would be lovely.

Thumby
Thumby

I get a mouthful of wet slate, and bacon fat on the finish

granfieldc11
granfieldc11

The oaked Chardonnay reminds the tongue of subtle hints of cat piss and grass while the 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet disturbs the pallate with whispers of smoked Gouda cheese and leprechaun breath. And by the way - it's pronounced "Mere-LOW" not "Mer-Lot!"

Pronunciation:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGotikvU6ZI

Smartersean
Smartersean

I refuse to drink anything that has not been allowed to breathe properly.

jcb7472
jcb7472

The wine has a excellent mouthfeel but it's a little too green on the nose for my taste. In my opinion they should have allowed more hang time.

m.mariano65
m.mariano65

"Yo . . . did you check that Boonesfarm vintage Y2K? That was dope! It was big and bright with the complexity of Kool Aid! It was jammy like a PBJ without those earthy tannins! You hear what I'm saying?"

Vin1982
Vin1982

This is an excellent example of a chewy yet soulful wine, with chocolate, cherry, and tobacco nodes up front. A hint of pepper on the back end and a nose that brings lustful thoughts.

Clean Plate Charlie
Clean Plate Charlie

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