Wine Education-Giveaway

“The joy of learning is as indispensable in study as breathing is in running.” -Simone Weil

Learning any subject or topic does not end once you graduate from school, it is a lifelong process. There are always new skills to learn and techniques for us to adopt. To live life to the fullest we must continually look for ways to improve our knowledge of the subjects that interest us the most. The more you learn, the more knowledge and ideas you can share with the people around you.

Challenge is the end result of true learning.” Leo Buscaglia

As I continue my Wine Education this year I want to share my excitement of learning more about American Wines (with a special emphasis on Washington and Oregon Wines). To do this I am giving away a $100 e-gift card to the Napa Valley Wine Academy so that you can sign up for your own wine education class or special program. I will also be sending the winner a copy of Journey Through Wine: An Atlas: 56 countries, 100 maps, 8000 years of history-by Adrien Grant Smith Bianchi and Oregon Wine: A Deep Rooted History by Scott Stursa.

  • To enter add your email to the subscription box on the right side (or towards the bottom on your phone) of this blog page (only legitimate email address will be entered). By subscribing you will receive notifications when new blog stories are posted.
  • Comment on this Giveaway Post. Learning is a never-ending journey and I’d love to hear what you are interested in learning more about this year.

It’s that simple! This giveaway will end on Saturday April 24, 2021 at 11:59 pm PST and the winner will be notified by email on April 25, 2021. If you already subscribe to Drink In Life (and live in the U.S.) leave a comment and you will be entered into the giveaway. The winner will be chosen from a random drawing of all the new and current blog subscriptions (who have also commented on the blog post). The E-Gift Card will be delivered to the email address provided and the books will be sent to the winners address supplied to Drink In Life Blog. “Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 21 years of age or older are eligible to enter.”

See below for a second giveaway on my Instagram page!

More about the Wine Education Prizes

Journey Through Wine: An Atlas

Welcome to your tour of the wine-growing world. This book goes back through time to retrace the grape’s conquest of the world, stopping in each wine-making country, from the oldest (Georgia) to the most recent (Poland), to discover wines past and present, while looking to future producers in places such as Tahiti and Sweden. The book also contains statistics and information on grape varieties, characteristics and terroirs. This large-scale publication, encompassing 56 countries, 100 maps and 8,000 years of wine history.

The atlas works on a spread-by-spread basis. For each region there is a large-scale, specially drawn map, an overview of the area’s history of wine production and a list of its main grape varieties, along with details of its world ranking in production volume, annual production, proportion of black and white grapes produced, month of the grape harvest, date of first viticulture (and which culture brought it) and suggestions of appellations to taste.

Oregon Wine: A Deep Rooted History

The history of winemaking in Oregon is steeped in legends so well known they’ve become gospel, but reality is even more fascinating. Discover the truth about who opened the state’s first commercial winery and the real origin of Willamette Valley’s famed Pinot Noir. Learn about Portland’s daring Italian Americans, who kept home wineries during Prohibition, and the flourishing agriculture that contributed to the popularity of fruit wine. From the nineteenth-century winemakers through the modern industry that now includes more than seven hundred wineries, places like HillCrest and The Eyrie have been serving Oregonians for a half century. Uncover the forgotten roots of Oregon wine with author Scott Stursa and raise a glass to its prosperous future.

A $100 E-Gift Card will be sent to the winner.

Napa Valley Wine Academy is America’s Premier Wine School™ based in Napa Valley California-Whether you want to learn about wine or spirits, for business or pleasure, our certification classes, workshops, and wine tastings there is a class for you. The academy combines the unparalleled knowledge and passion of their instructors, with a friendly, approachable style.

Instagram Giveaway

Giveaway on Instagram is now Closed.

Visit me on Instagram @drinkinnaturephotography where I am also giving away another prize package that includes a $100 E-Gift Card to Washington Winery Pearl and Stone Wine Co., a copy of Washington Wine and Food: A Cookbook by Julien Perry and two Drink In Nature logo stemless Riedel wine glasses. This giveaway closes on Saturday April 10, 2021 at 11:59 pm PST.

You can read more about Pearl and Stone Wine Co. on my previous post, The Snoqualmie Valley Wine Experience.

This is a separate giveaway. Instruction on how to enter the Instagram giveaway and the last day to enter can be found on the post. “Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 21 years of age or older are eligible to enter.”

This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by any party other than Drink In Life Blog.

Images and content © Drink In Nature Photography and Drink In Life Blog.

32 Comments on “Wine Education-Giveaway

  1. Here’s hoping I win one or both! I can’t wait to enroll in a Napa Valley Wine Academy class and this would really help!

  2. Love all of your educational posts! I can’t think af any content to add.

  3. I’ve started working for a winery and Oregon and hope to expand my knowledge of Oregon wine country this year so I’d love to learn more about that!

    • That is a great goal Kayla, I will be doing the Oregon Wine Expert Course from Napa Valley Wine Academy later this year. It really looks like a fantastic way to learn more about Oregon Wines. Good Luck on the giveaway.

  4. Looking forward to learning more about American wine as I tend toward Old World only when I get to choose.

    • I know what you mean Monica, there really is so much to learn about American Wines and the Napa Valley Wine Academy is a great place to start. They offer some wonderful classes. Good Luck on the giveaways.

  5. This is a great giveaway!!! Education isn’t going to sit in a drawer with the other wine keys, it’s a gift that keeps giving

    • Well said Kayla! There is always so much to learn when it comes to wine and the Napa Valley Wine Academy has such a fantastic selection of classes and programs. Best of Luck on the giveaway.

    • I do too Alison, Napa Valley Wine Academy really has a great selection of classes and programs for everyone! Good luck on the giveaway!

  6. This is amazing!!! I love how with wine knowledge is never ending. I’m starting to dust off mine off and allow my brain to remember all the things I have learned & teach it new things! This blog is awesome and giving me motivation to do so!

    • Thank you Keara, I am really happy that you like the blog, thank you for following along. Congratulations on getting started with your wine studies again, Napa Valley Wine Academy is a great place to start. Best of luck on the giveaways.

  7. I always want to learn more about Italian wines!

    • Napa Valley Wine Academy has a great course for that, Discovering Italian Wines. Thanks for following along and good luck on the giveaway.

  8. Would love to learn more about US wine outside of California! It seems to get all the attention but I think there are some gems & good values to be found elsewhere! 🙂

    • So true Emily, definitely some real gems outside of California that are just waiting to be discovered. I appreciate you following the blog. Cheers and good luck on the giveaway.

  9. I’m interested in learning more about the deep roots of Oregon wine and taking a class to expand my tasting knowledge. Cheers to an awesome giveaway!

    • Great Choice!! Oregon is such an incredible wine region focus on. I will be starting the Oregon Wine Expert course with Napa Valley Wine Academy this summer. Good Luck on the Giveaway Grace and thank you for following the blog. Cheers!

  10. Love this giveaway!! I always wanted to learn more about Washington & Oregon wines! Huge fan of Napa Valley Wine Academy’s classes!

    • Thank you, I really appreciate you following the blog! Napa Valley Wine Academy has a great Oregon Wine course and hopefully my blog helps you learn a little more about Washington wines as well. Best of luck on the Giveaway!! Cheers!

  11. Currently taking WSET Level 1 with NVWA! Love the course so far and this would be a huge help for WSET 2!

    • Happy to hear that you are already enjoying a course with NVWA! WSET 2 is a fantastic next step in your wine education journey. Thanks for following along Daniel and Good Luck on the giveaway. Cheers!

  12. That would be great to help me enroll in the American Wine Expert course.

    • That is a great selection! I am starting that course with NVWA this month!
      Make sure that you subscribe to the blog via email to compete your entry Chris. Cheers!

  13. Oh how I love this! Crossing my fingers!
    If I don’t win, cheers and congratulations to the winner! ❤️

    • I am so happy that you like the giveaway Sara! There is always so much to learn about wine and the wine industry.
      Make sure that you subscribe to the blog via email to complete your entry into the giveaway. Cheers!

  14. This is awesome! Hoping this would help me learn more about various storage and fermentation vessels.

    • That is a wonderful and interesting subject to focus on Alex. I’m sure that NVWA gift card and these books would be a great addition to your wine studies.
      Be sure to subscribe to the blog via email to complete your entry for the giveaway.

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