QuickBottle Oktoberfest $50 Voucher x2 Giveaway

Win a $50 Voucher

1. Information on how to enter, mechanics of entry and prizes form part of these Conditions of Entry. Entry into the promotion is deemed acceptance of these Conditions of Entry.

2. Entry is only open to Australian residents aged 18 years or over in a QuickBottle delivery area. The directors, management and employees (and their immediate families) of the Promoter, its related entities, printers, suppliers, providers and agencies whom are directly associated with the conduct of this promotion are ineligible to enter the promotion.

3. No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win.

PROMOTIONAL PERIOD

4. Promotion commences at 5.00pm AEST on Monday – 05/10/2015 and entries close at 5:00pm AEST on Monday – 19/10/2014 (Promotional Period).

HOW TO ENTER

5. To be eligible to enter, entrants must:

·       Follow the either the QuickBottle Instagram Account, Facebook Page or Twitter account.

·       During the Promotional Period regram, share or retweet the Quickbottle competition post, using the hashtag #QBOktoberfest.

·       The entrant must provide a description as to what they would spend their $50 voucher on.

·   Entries must be submitted by the individual entrant and any automated entries will be invalid.

·   Entries that are submitted by a public Instagram account. Any costs associated with use of Instagram will be the responsibility of the entrant and entrants agree to be bound by Instagram’s terms of use.

6. The Promoter reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and entrants (including an entrant’s identity, age and place of residence) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions or who tampers with the entry process. Errors and omissions will be accepted at the Promoter’s discretion. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

7. Without limiting any of the provisions of these Conditions of Entry, the Promoter requires that any entry fully complies with these Conditions of Entry and must not include or make reference to the intellectual property rights of any person including but not limited to any visible logos, drawings, cartoons, phrases, trademarks, copyrighted material, mark that identifies a brand or other third party materials, unless the entry is submitted with the written consent of the owner of the applicable intellectual property rights. An entry submitted without obtaining such written consent may result in the entry becoming invalid for the purposes of this promotion and/or the Entrant being subject to legal liability. Any entries that contain content that the Promoter, in its sole discretion, considers to be offensive, inappropriate or objectionable in any way or to infringe any intellectual property rights or other rights of any person, corporation or entity, will not be accepted as eligible entries into the promotion. This includes, but is not limited to, any entry which the Promoter considers to be disparaging to its products and/or services or is otherwise not in keeping with the spirit of the promotion.

8. Entrants may enter more than once, however, entrants are not eligible to win more than one prize.

9. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine the identity of the entrant.

WINNER DETERMINATION

10. The judging will take place on 20/10/2015. Winners will be notified via all social media channels. This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winners. Each entry will be individually judged based on the basis of creativity and individuality of what the winner would spend their $50 voucher on.

11. The most original and creative valid entries as determined by the judges will be deemed the prize winners of the 2x$50 vouchers.

12. The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

There will be two separate winners of two $50 vouchers.

Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash (unless otherwise indicated). The winner must be in a QuickBottle delivery area. A prize must be taken as offered and cannot be varied. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any tax implications that may arise from the prize winnings. Independent financial advice should be sought. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in prize value. All prize values are the recommended retail price including GST (where applicable).

GENERAL

14. Any ancillary costs associated with redeeming the prize are not included.

15. If for any reason a winner cannot be contacted before 26/10/15 – 5pm, then the prize will be forfeited.

16. Prizes, or any unused portion of a prize, are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash.

17. Entrants consent to the Promoter using their name, likeness, image and/or voice in the event they are a winner (including photograph, film and/or recording of the same) in any media for an unlimited period without remuneration for the purpose of promoting this promotion (including any outcome), and promoting any products manufactured, distributed and/or supplied by the Promoter.

18. If this promotion is interfered with in any way or is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter, including but not limited to technical difficulties, unauthorised intervention or fraud, the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to the fullest extent permitted by law: (a) to disqualify any entrant; or (b) to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the promotion, as appropriate.

19. Any cost associated with accessing the promotional website is the entrant’s responsibility and is dependent on the Internet service provider used.

20. The laws of Australia apply to this promotion to the exclusion of any other law. Entrants submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Australia.

21. The Promoter encourages consumers to enjoy alcohol in moderation. Legal aged consumers are advised to consider the ‘low risk drinking’ guideline recommended in the National Health & Medical Research Council Australian Alcohol Guidelines which states: for healthy men and women, drinking no more than two (2) standard drinks on any day reduces your risk of harm from alcohol-related disease or injury over a lifetime. Drinking no more than four (4) standard drinks on a single occasion reduces the risk of alcohol-related injury arising from that occasion. A full version of the guidelines is available at:http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/file/publications/synopses/ds10-alcohol.pdf. Participation in the promotion is subject to relevant liquor legislation in each applicable State or Territory, including responsible service of alcohol. Consumers are also encouraged to visit the Australian Government’s information site for alcohol at www.alcohol.gov.au.

22. The Promoter is Wine & Co. © Liquor Licence No. LIQP770016547

So you’re having a dinner party?

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Why not throw a degustation dinner with matching wines?

A dinner party truly isn’t a dinner party without the wine. What can make it truly memorable for your guests is pairing your wine with what you are eating. It can make it interesting and fun for all involved – you may even want to try a “blind tasting” where your guests have to guess what they are drinking.

Here are some suggestions for how the night can go.

Jansz Premium Cuvee Tasmania
$33.25

Champagne/Sparkling/Prosecco –The bubbles aren’t just for the thrill of it, they prepare your palette for some serious food.

La Vendetta Pinot Grigio, Italy
$18.25
Pinot Grigio – Start with a nice crisp white as not to overpower your first course.

Heggies Chardonnay, Eden Valley
$32.50
Chardonnay – The “red” of the whites, a Chardonnay will add another dimension and complexity to your next course.

Rabbit Ranch Pinot Noir, Central Otago NZ
$26.99
Pinot Noir – A light red which will add a further dimension to your degustation menu, and can be a perfect accompaniment to seafood.


Rymill Cab Sauv, Coonawarra
$33.25
Cabernet Sauvignon – While Shiraz is the obvious “closer” before dessert a nice Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect end before the finale.

De Bortoli Noble One, Riverina
$36.50
Dessert Wine – Botrytis is a dessert in itself with the deliciously sweet nectar-like taste. A perfect end to the evening.

You can find all these gorgeous wines on our site, and you can have them all delivered to your door within 40 mins.

In a few weeks’ time we will also be looking at food and wine pairing, which may give you some more ideas for a fabulous do.

Let’s Talk Craft Beer

Doss Blockos Pale Lager 6x330ml

Craft beer is made in an independently owned microbrewery or sometimes called “craft brewery” because it produces a small amount of beer compared to the major beer manufacturers. These smaller breweries place a big emphasis on flavour and brewing technique. There are number of craft breweries In Sydney including the Lord Nelson and Sydney Brewery Co.

You can read the history of Craft Brewing in Australia from this article from the Craft Beer Industry Association.

QuickBottle stock a range of craft beers including:

Doss Blockos Pale Lager presented in an awesome unique brown paper bag packaging. The taste is clean and smooth with flavours of apricot and grassy hops. The beer is 4.6% ABV and is a smooth premium Pale Lager brewed in the traditional lager way with all natural ingredients.

Balmain Original Bock a German Styled Dark Lager at 5.5% ABV. This unique beer is a classical dark beer, brewed to be full and rich. With a perfect mix of malt flavours, roast coffee and caramel on a clean spicy hop backbone, gives this beer great balance with just enough bitterness to cleanse the palate.

Stone & Wood Pacific Ale has a perfectly harmonized maltiness flavour with noble hops creating an unforgettable taste and finished with a delicate mango punch. Drawing it from the tank and straight into a keg or bottle without filtering or pastuerising it means that the beer can be enjoyed at the pub or at home in the same condition as it is when tasted from the tank at the brewery … simply fresh. 4.4% ABV

Franziskaner Weissbier Naturtrub is a great example of German Beer with a refreshing taste of hops, cloves and lemon zest. The colour is cloudy gold with a nice foamy top. The aromatic hops come from the largest hop-growing area in the world in Hallertau with the water coming from deep artesian wells of Munich. 5% ABV.

Surry Hills Pils has the floral aromatic hop character that doesn’t fight with the malty mouth flavours. It has a fruity spicy bitterness that brings it all together. 5% ABV.

Lord Nelson Three Sheets Pale Ale is an amazing Aussie Pacific Ale beer, this Stone & Wood has a perfectly harmonized maltiness flavour with noble hops creating an unforgettable taste, finish with a delicate mango punch. 4.9% ABV.

Let’s Talk Cider

Cider is a fermented alcoholic drink made from the juice of apples or pears. Hard cider, as it’s called in the United States, is usually the non-alcoholic and unfiltered apple juice with a tarter taste than the alcoholic versions. The alcoholic content arises with adding extra fruit or sugar prior to a second fermentation.

Cider is extremely popular in the UK and in Europe and increasing in popularity in Australia. These days, Ciders come in many flavours in addition to the traditional apple and pear. Ciders can range from dry to sweet with colours varying from clear, often resembling sparkling wine to amber dark brown.

APPLE CIDER

We deliver Apple Cider from the Sydney Brewery Co who created the cider to celebrate our vibrant city. The cider is made from crushed apples and fermented with champagne yeast. Then a light carbonation is added which gives a crisp, clean finish. Great to have on a balmy Sydney evening. Pork goes great with Apple Cider and here’s a tip: You can pour apple cider over your roasting pork or pork chops when cooking to give a lovely glaze and flavor.

Sydney Cider Sparkling Apple 4x330ml

PEAR CIDER

The Hills Cider Company makes a great Pear Cider with 100% fresh Pears from the Adelaide Hills. Described as clean with spicy notes, crisp fruit with real fruit Pear complexities and a drying finish. Pear cider is a perfect match with grilled prawns on the bbq and great for poaching pears.

The Hills Cider Company - Pear 6x330ml

Poached Pears

  • 6 cloves
  • 1 small bottle Pear Cider (you may use apple cider)
  • I large orange
  • ½ tsp vanilla (pure vanilla extract is best)
  • 1 tsp Allspice
  • 2 pears: peeled , halved and cored
  • Yogurt & any almond or sunflower seeds to serve

In a pan combine the cloves, cider, the juice of the orange, vanilla, allspice and 1 tsp finely chopped orange zest (more if desired). Bring to the boil, turn down and carefully place pears. Cover and simmer 40 minutes turning and keeping a careful eye that the liquid does not turn into syrup and burn.

Pears should be tender by 40 minutes, if not continue to cook slowly until tender. Remove pears and with lid off the pan reduce the liquid to make a sticky syrup. Serve the pears with yogurt and topped with almonds, or sunflower seeds or even a little brown sugar.

Poached Pears in Cider

Mulled Cider is warming on a cold winter’s night so we sourced the best recipe we could find and decided on Jamie Oliver’s. Read More