Wine connoisseurs and foodies will be made proud this holiday season, as WindsorEats relaunches their 30 Days of Local Wine campaign.

A wine a day for an entire month? We're in!
A wine a day for an entire month? We’re in!

Every day throughout the month of December, WindsorEats will be featuring one bottle of local wine a day from different wineries around Windsor and Essex County. Shopping local is true WindsorEats style, and readers are encouraged to give the gift of a local wine this holiday season!

Excitement is mounting as this WindsorEats favourite is brought back to life for the holidays. The campaign will provide widespread exposure, as well as increased traffic to participating wineries, with over 25,000 unique visitors checking out the WindsorEats website each month looking for information on food and drinks in Windsor-Essex.

Lady in Red is drinking with me...
Lady in Red is drinking with me…

“The wine industry contributes so much to our community and we love the opportunity to work together to promote with local wineries through campaigns like 30 Days of Local Wine,” said WindsorEats co-owner Pina Ciotoli.

Not only is this promotion aimed at showcasing the amazing food and wine tourism products we have in Windsor-Essex, but also to provide an economic benefit to the region. Statistics show that every bottle of local wine generates $12.29 in added value for the Ontario economy.

The local wineries that you can look forward to seeing throughout the campaign include: Colchester Ridge Estate Winery, Cooper’s Hawk Vineyard, North 42 Degrees Estate Winery, Oxley Estate Winery, Pelee Island WinerySprucewood Shores Estate Winery, Aleksander Estate Winery and Erie Shores Vineyard.

Getting the recipes ready for 30 Days of awesomeness!
Getting the recipes ready for 30 Days of awesomeness!

Wine lovers will rejoice at the simplicity of choosing a wine for the holidays since descriptions of each wine, along with the delicious flavors and notes will be made available. Where to buy the wine, as well as the best holiday treats to pair it with will also be included. WindsorEats has also partnered with local chefs to incorporate the featured wine into delectable entree and appetizer creations. Recipes will be provided so that you can make these holiday delicacies in the comfort of your own kitchen.

The campaign not only tantalizes your tastebuds, but it’s fun too. Part of the campaign includes an Instagram photo contest “How Do You Enjoy Your Local Wine?” Interested participants are asked to upload a photo of themselves enjoying their favourite local wine on their social media pages, with the hashtag #30DLW for a chance to win some amazing prizes.

The contest begins December 1, 2015 at 12:00am EST and submissions using the #30DLW hashtag can be submitted until January 1, 2016 at 12:00am EST.

Users will be able to visit the WindsorEats Facebook Page or #30DLW Contest Page to vote for their favourite entries. Users may vote once per hour.