So here I was, minding my own business, when two very attractive emails came my way regarding contests which promote specific wine regions by attractive prizes like trips. I don’t often post contests, but these two were things I actually entered myself, so against my better judgement, I’m going to share them with you! The first is sponsored by Vacations in Austria, the Official Travel Guide. This sweepstakes is offering a 7-day trip for you and a traveling companion to Austria, with one of it’s themed trips. The options include an outdoor adventure, art & history, or…Wine & Food! That’s right dear readers, you can win a 7 day vacation to Austria that focuses on wine! Now, I have been to parts of Austria, and really enjoyed my time in the land of Mozart and The Sound of Music. This could be an amazing adventure for some lucky winos. To enter, you must fan them up on Facebook and be sure to read the official rules. You can increase your chances of winning by tweeting about the contest with the hashtag #itsgottobeaustria, once you fan them up. This contest ends January 15, 2010. I also came acorss this great offer from the Vibrant Rioja people. If you join thier e-newsletter, you will be entered to win things like a case of Rioja, a wine party at your home, tickets to NYC Fashion Week, or – a trip to Rioja! The Vibrant Rioja site is a visually stunning informational resource that I highly recommend you take a look at if you’re interested in learning more. I really want to go to Spain, so here’s hoping. Good luck and think of me if you win!