Family means a lot to me.
It should. We have a lot of people in the family. Everywhere you turn, you trip over a family member.
And with a family of this size, you'll inevitably get a function or 27 that involves a meal. And when you get that many people together for a meal, you will probably - definitely - have a bottle or two of vino. I mean, what's a good meal among a family of Irish/Yugoslavian/German/Italian descent without a bottle of wine? It makes those family gatherings that much better - takes the edge off Aunt Martha's sniping, makes Uncle Joe's corny jokes downright hysterical, and allows you to completely ignore the fact that good old nephew Wilbert has dumped his peas down your floor vents. Again.
Gallo, the family-owned winery that’s been celebrating American families for 80 years with its portfolio of approachable wines, offered to send me two varieties of their wine to try out.
It's a tough job, but I'm here to take one for the team. I'm a giver that way.
Obviously, I need a manicure, stat.
His and hers glasses - why, no, I have no idea why my glass is twice the size of his...
The wines were slightly fruity and deliciously full bodied, with crisp notes and a lingering snap on the palate. The wine, which is at a solid cost point of less than $5 per bottle, was a welcome addition to our spaghetti and meatballs dinner.
In what might be the most genius move ever, Gallo has created an interactive program designed to allow you to demonstrate all that makes your family amazing.
Gallo Family Vineyards® proudly announces the launch of the Gallo Family Vineyards Crest Creator™ at www.crestcreator.com. This fun and interactive microsite offers a way to create, share and download personalized family crests for all your families, whether they include the people you’re related to, or simply the people that you relate to in life.
Ok, I'll try it. I spent some time on the Gallo Family Vineyards Crest Creator, and using the templates, created a bangin' crest that really personified our family - I mean, football, writing, martinis, baseball, church, pasta, ballet AND S'mores? Pretty much, that's us, right there. You can go to CrestCreator.com and use the 17 different family crest templates, customize them with over 300 icons and a personal motto and make your family official. The designs can be shared digitally via Facebook and Twitter and downloaded for family events. AND, put on coffee mugs, t-shirts and the like over at Zazzle - the possibilities are endless. Think Family Reunion!
This crest is genius, I'm telling you what. I'm considering ordering it on an oversized coffee mug, just so I have an all the time reminder of how incredibly awesome my family is!
Now, here comes the best part - would you like to win $100, maybe to buy your own wine for a family get together? Leave a comment answering the question "What is your definition of Family?" to win a $100 Visa gift card.
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