Any Takers for A Week-End Treat for 2 in Armagnac, Our Contest Prize this Week

You read my Cuisinier Gascon interview with Pascal Aussignac and the Armagnac and Food Pairing piece.

How would you feel if you had a chance to win a week-end for 2 in Armagnac itself?

Our Contest this Week is just that chance.

What's on the table is a Week-End Alambic good for a stay between November 2010 and January 2011.

On its English site, Loisirs Acceuil Gers calls it a Still Week-End (two days, one night, full board).

"In the Autumn... the ‘Flame of Armagnac’ lights each still in Gascony. Extend this magical moment for the duration of a ‘Still weekend’...and let the festivities begin!

Visit, presentation of the Armagnac vineyard, tasting, discovery of the region.

Bed and breakfast or Logis de France-rated hotels."


The package (worth around 115€ per person) does not include admission to museum and other visitor's fees, includes meals, drinks and a room for 2.

You are of course responsible for all transportation costs to and from you Hotel or Bed and Breakfast.

To get the winning ticket, answer these 3 questions:

What difference is there between the way Armagnac and Cognac get their color?

Name a famous figure from Gascony

List 4 common grapes used to make Armagnac

E-mail your answers to info [at] njconcierges [dot] com

We must receive your answers by 4 PM (US Eastern Time) on July 2. 2010.

This contest is open to readers in any country.

Thanks to Bureau National Interprofessionnel de l'Armagnac for making this Loisirs Acceuil Gers gascon treat possible...

We will require the winner (there is only one week-end to win) to give us 2 possible dates in case their first choice is not available...

Consolation prize: Armagnac Perfect, a guide to Armagnac based cocktails (5 copies).

A countryside week-end in Armagnac.

One for all, all for one!

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