Advisory: Search for the Golden Cork 'Taste-off', October 10, 6:30pm at Keel and Curley Winery in Plant City, FL - Celebrating 10 Years and One-Million Bottles Sold

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The lucky customers who found commemorative Golden Corks in Keel and Curley wine bottles will meet at the winery for a Taste-off to determine the winner of the grand prize trip to Napa Valley. The taste-off is being hosted on the 10th day of the 10th month which is also the winery's 10 year anniversary.

Florida’s biggest blueberry winery, Keel and Curley, is announcing the culmination of its six week Search for the Golden Cork contest. A final taste-off is set for Thursday October 10, 2013 at 6:30pm ET.

Customers who have found a Golden Cork will test their palates and wine knowledge in a tasting showdown. The winner will earn a trip for two to Napa Valley and all participants will receive prizes.

The golden cork contest is a fun way to celebrate a local business success story and thank customers who have helped Keel and Curley grow from a small family winery in 2003 to one of the biggest wineries in the Southeast. Its wines are sold in 1,500 stores including Publix, Walmart and Total Wine.

*Where: Keel and Curley Winery Tasting Room: 5210 W. Thonotosassa Road, Plant City, FL.

*When: Thursday, October 10, 6:30-7:30pm (tasting bar will remain open after event).

*What: (The event will include):
-Customers who found Corks will be introduced .
-Brief welcome and Golden Cork Contest wrap up by winery founder and owner Joe Keel.
-Contestants will take part in a fun tasting challenge to decide the winner of the grand prize.
-Interviews and photos with the golden cork customers, owner and/or head wine maker.
-Golden Cork Contest Details.

*Why Cover: The evening is the culmination of the contest that has been a fun twist on the Willie Wonka Golden Ticket concept. It's also a celebration of local business's 10-year anniversary and success in the community.

Please RSVP attendance to Cricket(at)KeelandCurleyWinery(dot)com.

*About Keel and Curley Winery
Keel and Curley Winery began in Joe Keel’s kitchen in 2003. Keel, a central Florida blueberry farmer wanted to find a use for his end-of-crop blueberries. Rather than waste this perfectly good harvest, Keel tried his hand at blueberry wine. Ten years later Keel and Curley Winery has won more than 250 awards for excellence, has produced over 1,000,000 bottles and its wines are sold in 1,500 stores including Publix, Walmart and Total Wine. The winery produces blueberry, blackberry, fusion (grape wines blended with Strawberry, Key Lime or Tangerine) and traditional grape wines. For more information please visit

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