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Monday, August 15, 2011

Mix Up a Winning Cocktail & Score a Trip to Spain!

Want to win a trip to Spain's beautiful Rioja region (do we even need to ask)? Enter the Click Rioja Pour Genius Bar Competition and you'll be in the running! From now until October 3, 2011, you have time to dream up your best cocktail featuring the Rioja wine of your choice. Wine is an incredibly versatile cocktail ingredient, so this competition is a great opportunity to get creative with your mixing skills. And the Rioja region gives you plenty to choose from, whether its red varietals (Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo) or whites (Viura, Garnacha Bianca and Malvasia).

Finalists will be chosen in December after a series of semi-final rounds of judging, and a grand prize winner will be announced at the beginning of January and will receive a five-day trip to Spain, including airfare, hotel and tours of at least two wineries. Click here for rules and more details on how to enter. And for a little inspiration, check out this delicious cocktail recipe combining reposado tequila with a Rioja-pear syrup.