The Wine Show logoWant to meet Oz Clarke, the star of Oz and James' Big Wine Adventure, or Tim Atkin, The Observer's wine correspondent? Or have the opportunity to sample 1000s of wines from around the world? Then win one of 10 pairs of tickets for The Wine Show 2007 and get along to the UK’s largest event exclusively devoted to wine.


swirlingThreshers wine experts will be on hand to show you how to taste wine like a professional in just 10 minutes. Put this new-found knowledge to immediate use sampling reds, whites and rosés from over 100 wine suppliers before The Wine Show delivery service carries your many bought bottles home for you.

Tickets for The Wine Show at London’s Business Design Centre, Islington from 25-28 October 2007 can be bought online or by calling 0870 890 0094. Ticket prices £10 to £16.

To be one one of 10 winners to receive a pair of tickets for The Wine Show on Sunday 28 October answer the following two questions:

Q1: From what time can you enter The Wine Show on Sunday 28 October?

Is the answer:  
A. 10 am    B. 11.30am    C. 12 noon
(For a clue visit

Q2: On which website will you find my weekly wine column Drink Up... With Paula Goddard?

Is the answer:    
D.    E.    F.
(Not sure of the answer? Then take a look around bottles

Email your competition answers by Wednesday 17 October to [email protected]. Include your name and address in with your emailed answers so if you win your prize tickets can be posted to you without delay. Goodluck.

Competition Rules
1.Entry to the competitions is restricted to one entry per person.
2. Multiple entries will be disqualified.
3. Excessive multiple entries from the same email account pertaining to be representative of friends and family will also be disqualified at the judges discretion.
4. No automated entries or third party are permitted.
5. Competitions are open to UK residents only.
6. Prizes can only be sent to a valid UK address.
7. Winners will be chosen at random from all correct and valid entries to the competition.
8. Winners will be contacted via email and will have their names displayed on
9. will not pass on your details to any third party without your prior consent.
10. The Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to.

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Arniston Bay pouchThe German winemakers Black Tower are using this week’s ‘biggest-ever wine category review by a supermarket’ to launch their new red Dornfelder Pinot Noir. This light red wine will increase the Black Tower range from the current two whites (Rivaner and Pinot Grigio) and a rosé made from Portugieser and Dornfelder grapes. Among the other 369 new wines on Tesco’s shelves is a white wine from South Africa’s Arniston Baysold in a resealable 1.5-litre plastic pouch.

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shedInstalling a wine rack in his shed will now be top of Glyn Harrison’s list of jobs to do at his Griffithstown allotment. Winning Best Shed category in the National Allotments Week’s (13th - 19th August) competitions, Glyn accepted bottles of Chilean sponsors Caliterra Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc wine as part of his prize.

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cheeseIt seems we Brits take the contents of the kitchen cupboard with us when we go on holiday. A survey of over 1,000 British holidaymakers found that an extra suitcase was required to pack a jar of Marmite (which could be the traditional glass or new up-side down Squeeze Me jar), cheese, peanut butter, lemons and garlic crushers. Surprisingly, no one reported taking garlic bulbs with them.