We hope you all had a fantastic Chardonnay Day on Thursday — and at least discovered a new Chardonnay to taste through all the social media chatter about #ChardDay! Below are some tastes from across the US, feel free to follow the users on Forkly for more info from them (just click on his/her post below and it’ll lead you to the person’s account).
Thank you to all who participated in our Whole Foods contest from Languedoc Day to Chardonnay Day!
#LanguedocDay Winner ($100 Whole Foods Gift Certificate): @ecgreaves
#ChardDay Winner ($100 Whole Foods Gift Certificate): @tampawinewoman
AND the 15 WINNERS ARE ($50 Whole Foods Gift Certificate each):
CONGRATS to all the winners!!! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, email address, and cell phone (for text to confirm you received the gift certificate) by Monday, June 4 at noon (P.S.T.) or the gift certificate will go to a new winner.
If you missed Languedoc Day–or if you had a blast celebrating Languedoc Day–this Thursday is another great reason to celebrate: #ChardDay!
You still have time to enter to *win some gift certificates from Whole Foods Market. Just to remind you, all you have to do: Follow Whole Foods Market on Forkly and you will be in the running for 1 of 15 $50 Whole Foods Gift Certificates, courtesy of Whole Foods Market & Forkly.
PLUS for those Forkly users that are 21+ and in the US: Post a Chardonnay wine taste on #ChardDay (May 24) – The Forkly user with the most wants for this taste will win a $100 Whole Foods gift certificate.
Couldn’t be easier!
To fully participate in this virtual celebration of the Chardonnay grape, you can register here for free and follow instructions. But just like #LanguedocDay, the best ways to get involved:
1. Drink some wine! (Many of you already have this down. We’re asking for you to “discover” a Chardonnay wine that day.)
2. Share your label photos, tastes, likes, food pairings or any other experiences on Forkly, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, etc. making sure to include #ChardDay in your post.
3. See what your fellow wine lovers are saying by tracking the #ChardDay hashtag
Finally, if you happen to be in the Denver area, come join @swirlgirldenver and the Forkly crew for a Chardonnay Day tasting! Email Kendra for more details.
**No purchase necessary. Must live within US. April 30-May 24, 2012 (Ends Midnight P.S.T). Forkly App is free to download from the App Store.
Oh boy, we got Languedoc-ed alright! We loved being part of this year’s #LanguedocDay celebrations — what a huge success! And the tweets and posts are still coming in, fantastic. We’re running the Whole Foods contest until Chardonnay Day, or #ChardDay, on May 24, so read up on how to enter here (Follow @WholeFoodsMarket Forkly account here), stock up on Chardonnay, and keep those posts coming!
In case you missed the explanation about the Languedoc region and Languedoc wines, take a look at sommelier Rick Bakas’ website for some background info. Celebrations occurred across US time zones: Rick and the folks at 1313 Main Street in Napa; The Noble Rot and sommeliers in NYC; Forkly crew and sommeliers in Denver; and the Whole Foods HQ in Austin. All in all, twitter lit up with the trending topic of #LanguedocDay and we had some great Forkly posts of Languedoc Wines, below.
Thanks for participating– and we’re looking forward to #ChardDay on May 24!