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Artists wanted to design label for exclusive wine at The Capital Grille

Written By Scott Joseph On November 4, 2009

Hey, artists: is your work easily labeled?capital grille logo

Orlando-based steakhouse The Capital Grille is conducting a search for “a unique, original label for a special wine” that will be produced exclusively for the restaurant. The winning design will be featured on all seven thousand bottles of the not-yet-released cabernet sauvignon, each hand-numbered, and sold only at Capital Grilles from March 15 through April 25 next year.

A monetary award for the winning label? There’s no mention of it. However, a case of the wine will be reserved for the successful artist. Oh, and an all-expenses paid trip to Napa Valley, so that’s not so shabby.

Entries may be submitted by old-timey mail or e-mail, but must be postmarked by November 30 and received by December 4.

And now, for more details on how to enter, here’s the official press release:

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ — If “wine is bottled poetry,” as the lauded writer Robert Louis Stevenson once said, shouldn’t the label on the bottle be of equal artistry?

Today through November 30, 2009, the search is on for a unique, original label for a special wine, exclusively produced for The Capital Grille. Wine lovers, label enthusiasts and anyone with an inner artist are invited to create an original label to appear on this soon-to-be-debuted wine. Each bottle of this highly-allocated wine will be hand-numbered and only 7,000 bottles will be produced.

The winning label will be featured on every bottle, available exclusively at The Capital Grille from March 15 to April 25, 2010. Additionally, the winner will receive a case of this special wine and an all-expense paid trip to Napa Valley, for an insider’s tour of some of the world’s top wineries.

The inspiration for this competition comes from a small corner of Napa Valley with high elevation, rugged terrain and salty breezes from the San Pedro Bay. This inspired wine, a wonderfully intense Cabernet Sauvignon with opulent flavors of ripe cherries, black cassis, cedar and vanilla, is deserving of an equally inspired label.

This spectacular wine will complement The Capital Grille’s award-winning wine program, which is routinely recognized by Wine Spectator. Featuring over 3,000 bottles of more than 325 Old and New World selections housed in floor-to-ceiling, temperature-controlled wine kiosks, The Capital Grille also offers a Captain’s List of 125 collector wines. Guests also have the opportunity to lease a wine locker, personalized with an inscribed brass nameplate.

Entries should be original artwork and will be accepted now through November 30, 2009. Entries will be accepted via mail or email. To enter, visit http://thecapitalgrille.com/call-for-entries/main.asp for contest rules and details.

To Enter by Mail

Download and print the official entry form found at http://thecapitalgrille.com/call-for-entries/main.asp. Complete the entry form and enclose it with your submission of your original (or facsimile of your original) artwork. Entries must include your name, complete address and zip code, phone number with area code, date of birth and signed statement that work is original and the entrant’s own. Send completed entry form and art by first class mail, postage affixed, to:
The Capital Grille Wine Label Design Competition
1000 Darden Center Drive
Orlando, Florida  32837

Mailed entries must be postmarked no later than November 30, 2009 and received by December 4, 2009. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, stolen or postage due mail or entries. All entries become the property of the sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

To Enter by Email

Send an email to [email protected] and include your name, complete address and zip code, phone number with area code, date of birth and signed statement that work is original and the entrant’s own. Any art sent via email that does not include this complete information will not be considered.
Attach your artwork (or image of artwork) in one of the following file types: .jpg, .pdf, .eps, or .gif. Please limit your file size to 1 MB. Files larger than that size will not be accepted for consideration.

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