Here is the anouncement of the winner of the contest wich gived a weekend at Quinta das Amendoeiras to a Naked Wines costumer:
I read several times all and each message you sent. And now it´s me who is feeling a little blue and deserving to anesthetize my pain in a good british pub. I never imagined to harvest so much drama while planting our contest - medical drama, love drama, money (or lack of it) drama... and I have to choose one and only one (with his/her companion) of so many sufferers and let the others with their suffering. That´s why I´m blue. To mitigate our pain (mine and of the non nominated) I have to say all of you are my invited to visit Quinta das Amendoeiras if you can go there "by your own legs". You all are welcome!
But the winner is...
First, the reasons of the choice.
I believe that who makes wine makes more than something to drink and who sells wine makes more than sell something to drink. We make human coexistence, we share and promot sharing of experiences, stories, emotions. That is the spirit of our contest. And who better expressed that spirit was... Mr Tim Ellison. Congratulations, Tim. I hope you, your companion and my self can enjoy your trip to Douro.
"I´m feeling a little bue and I Think I deserve to win a trip to visit Mario in Portugal because...
...what better way can there be to express the joy of Naked Wines! The Drinker shaking hands with the Winemaker -- no middlemen, dealers, or brokers in the picture, just a mutual admiration. A direct conection.
On return there will be great memories for both of us to share with the whole Naked Wine community, and we'll learn a bit more about what brings people together here!"