Writing wine labels–it's Rocket Science!

Looking for a chance to break out your writing chops and taste some Napa Valley wine? Well–who isn’t, right?

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Napa’s Caldwell Vineyard has opened up entries for their annual Rocket Science back label submissions. You have 80 words to write an out-of-this-world, rocket-science-themed label and get published on the back of a Napa Valley wine. Here’s one of last year’s finalists:

Ninth Voyage

Prepare to be blasted into a galaxy of cosmic dimensions, previously reserved for oenophelic travelers and terra firma armchair aficionados. Worlds collide as you explore the inky depths of this dark matter, a conjunction of star clusters including Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec, and smaller clusters of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Tannat.

Code name: “Rocket Science 2010”.
No passport required.
All systems “Go”.

All finalists will receive a case of Rocket Science wine with their winning label* and some pretty great bragging rights among their friends and wine lovers everywhere. Longtime Yuri’s Night followers may recall that a Yuri’s Night fan was a Rocket Science winner when we last promoted this contest in 2009, so you definitely have a shot!

To read other past finalists and submit your own entry, click here. Entries for the 2011 label are due by March 10th; going forward, you can submit entries year-round for upcoming vintages. Anyone can enter–there’s no cost, no commitment, and no limit on how many entries you make. You’ll have a better chance of winning if you go for quality over quantity, though.

Even if you’re not that great a writer, you can still join the fun!

Caldwell is generously providing a 10% discount on 6-bottle orders of Rocket Science red wine ($39/btl) to all Yuri’s Night participants. Use the discount code YURI during checkout.

Best of luck, everyone!

*In accordance with California state beverage law, accepted entries will be able to purchase a case of wine for $1.

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