Gloria Ferrer – Win $5,000 cash and one $100 pre-paid debit card and more prizes by August 31, 2015

GLORIA FERRER GLORIOUS BITES APPETIZER CHALLENGE
ENDING AT 11:59:59PM ET on August 31, 2015

1. INTRODUCTION:
Be glorious in the kitchen like Top Chef finalist, Brooke Williamson, and create the ultimate appetizer. Gloria Ferrer sparkling wines reflect the moments that we come together to savor, celebrate and reward those who take a little extra time to fully appreciate them.
Gloria Ferrer has a proud family history. Back in the early 1980’s there were only a handful of winegrowers planting Pinot Noir in Sonoma Carneros. And yet, the Ferrer Family knew the key to a world-class sparkling wine would be Pinot Noir. The team’s quest for perfection took them to Champagne, France where they managed to acquire Pinot Noir and Chardonnay clones. Gloria Ferrer was not only the first sparkling wine house in Carneros, but also the first to plant Champagne clones in Carneros. Almost thirty years later, with 335 acres under vine, the estate vineyards at Gloria Ferrer produce Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that rival some of the world’s finest.
What’s the big idea?
For the first year, Gloria Ferrer and Chef Brooke Williamson have teamed up and are on a mission to discover the most glorious appetizer recipe in the country. So channel your inner-foodie and submit your signature appetizer recipe. Don’t be afraid to perfectly blend ingredients, as you have total creative control!
2. ELIGIBILITY:
The Gloria Ferrer Glorious Bites Appetizer Challenge (“Contest”) is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (except where prohibited or restricted by law), who are 21 years of age or older.
3.HOW TO ENTER:
Create an original appetizer recipe best paired with Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut (“Wine”) that is 500 words or less in length (“Recipe” or “Submission”). Refer to Rules 4-5 below for more details regarding the requirements for your Recipe. Enter your Recipe in the Contest between 12:00:01AM ET on July 20, 2015 and 11:59:59PM ET on August 31, 2015 (“Contest Entry Period”) by following the entry process and dates outlined below.
The Contest will be conducted in three sequential phases: Recipe Entry Judging, two (2) Regional Semi-Finalist Cook-Offs and one (1) National Final Cook-Off. As part of the entry process, each entrant must select the region located in closest proximity to his/her residence in which he/she would be able to compete if chosen as a Semi-Finalist.
See chart below for region locations, selection dates and Cook-Off schedule.
REGIONAL SEMI-FINALS
• Location/Region – Semi-Finalist Selection Date Regional Cook-Off Date
• New York, NY -September 2, 2015 September 12, 2015
• San Francisco, CA – September 2, 2015 September 19, 2015
NATIONAL FINALS
• Location – Finalist Selection Date National Cook-Off Date
• Sonoma, CA – September 14, 2015 (New York) & September 21, 2015 (San Francisco) October 10, 2015
• IMPORTANT: You must complete all of the following steps in order to ensure your Recipe is submitted for review into the Contest:
A. REGISTRATION:
 Proceed to the Gloria Ferrer Glorious Bites Appetizer Challenge Website (www.gloriousbites.com) (“Website”) to register your Recipe for the Contest.
 Once on the Website, click on the “How To Enter” link and enter all of the required information. You will be required to provide your contact information, the name of your Recipe, input the text for your Recipe and select your closest Cook-Off region. You will also have the option to upload a photograph of yourself or your completed appetizer recipe with the entry. If you have questions on how to submit a Recipe or are having problems with the upload process, please visit the FAQs section on the Website.
 Complete the registration step by clicking the “Register Your Recipe” button.
 For legal residents of Tennessee or if you prefer to enter by alternate means, refer to Rule 10 below.
If you do not complete this registration step, your Recipe will not be submitted for review and possible inclusion into the Contest or eligible for a prize.Registration must be completed by 11:59:59PM ET on August 31, 2015 or your Recipe will not be submitted into the review process for the Contest.
B. CONFIRMATION OF ENTRY:
 Once you click the “Register Your Recipe” button, you should see a “Thank You” page on your internet browser. This Thank You page confirms that your Recipe has been received and submitted into a review process. Your Recipe will be reviewed to ensure that your Submission complies with these Official Rules. Please note that at this point your Submission is undergoing review, and is not yet considered a valid Entry into the Contest.
 Once your Recipe is reviewed, you will receive a Confirmation Email at the email address you supplied on the registration form. If your Recipe complies with all Official Rules, the Confirmation Email will state that your Submission has been accepted as an Approved Entry into the Contest. If your Recipe is not accepted as an Approved Entry, the Confirmation Email will detail the reasons why your Recipe was declined.
 Submissions that do not include all required information and do not adhere to the foregoing and following requirements will be considered void and will not be considered in the judging of this Contest.
Each Contestant is allowed a maximum of five (5) Approved Entries in the Contest. An Approved Entry is defined as a Recipe that has been registered on the Contest Website through the process above and has received a corresponding Confirmation Email stating that the Recipe has been accepted into the Contest. The same Recipe may not be registered for the Contest more than once.

3. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
As conditions of entry into this Contest, and by entering a Submission, Entrant warrants and represents that the Submission:
o is original and has been legally created;
o does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party;
o has not been entered in previous contests or won previous awards;
o has not been published or distributed previously in any media.

Entrant represents that he/she owns all rights to his/her Submission. Entrant further represents and warrants that the Entrant has obtained permission from each person whose name and/or picture (“Likeness”) is included in the Submission, and that such person(s) have granted Entrant all necessary rights to use the person’s Likeness as described in these rules, and that Entrant can make written copies of such permissions available to the Sponsor upon request. Sponsor’s determination as to whether the Submission potentially violates the rights of any third party is final.
By entering a Submission, Entrant irrevocably grants Sponsor and its affiliates, legal representatives, assigns, agents and licensees, the unconditional and perpetual right and permission to reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse (without limitation as to when or to the number of times used), the Entrant’s Submission, including, but not limited to, the ingredients and cooking methods contained therein (in each case, as submitted or as edited/modified in any way by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion), as well as to use Entrant’s name, likeness, photograph (collectively, “Likeness”), and/or statements regarding his/her participation in this Contest (with or without using the Entrant’s name) in any and all media without limitation as to time or territory, and without additional compensation or approval from the Entrant or any other party. Entrant waives intellectual property rights, privacy/publicity rights or other legal or moral rights that might preclude the Sponsor’s use of the Submission, and agrees not to sue or assert any claim against the Sponsor for the use of the Submission or Entrant’s Likeness or statements.
Entrant agrees to indemnify and hold Sponsor, its agencies and Contest Parties and their respective affiliates, officers, directors, agents, co-branders or other partners, and any of their employees (collectively, the “Indemnitees”), harmless from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) and liabilities (including settlements), brought or asserted by any third party against any of the Indemnitees due to or arising out of the Entrant’s Submission, or the Entrant’s conduct in creating a Submission or otherwise in connection with this Contest, including but not limited to claims for trademark infringement, copyright infringement; violation of an individuals right of publicity or right of privacy; or defamation. Entrant further agrees to release Sponsor from any and all claims that any advertising subsequently produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of Sponsor infringes Entrant’s rights with regard to any elements, characters or ideas contained in any Submission.
4. SUBMISSION FORMAT AND CONTENT REQUIREMENTS:
The Recipe must be 500 words or less in length and must be in English. Once you register your Recipe in the Contest, your Submission is final and may not be modified or edited. No Submissions will be returned. The person named as the registered owner of the email account associated with the Submission and named on the Contest Registration form for the Submission will be deemed the entrant (“Entrant”). In the event of dispute regarding the identity of an Entrant, dispute will be resolved in favor of the individual who is the “authorized email account holder” of the email address provided. “Authorized email account holder” is defined as the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (i.e., business, education institution) responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
If any group of individuals elects to collaborate on a Submission, they are required to designate one (1) representative to enter the Contest and accept the prize on behalf of the group. Neither Sponsor nor any of the Contest Parties are liable for any disputes between collaborators related to a Submission.
Please note the following:
o Submission may not refer to any company/brand or food or beverage brands other than Gloria Ferrer.
o Submission must be entirely original and created by you. Use of any elements that are not original may result in disqualification of Submission, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
o All Submissions will be reviewed before being published or judged; however, publication of a Submission does not mean the Submission has been deemed to be in compliance with these rules. Submissions that do not comply with these Official Rules or that otherwise contain prohibited, inappropriate, or irrelevant content as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified and will not be considered for a prize.

Technical Requirements:
The maximum file size for photo file uploaded to the Website is 5MB. Photo file(s) must be provided in a JPEG file format.
5. WINNER SELECTION
Determining The Regional Semi-Finalists:
From all eligible entries received, ten (10) Semi-Finalists (five (5) from each region) will be determined.
A panel of qualified independent judges selected by the Sponsor, whose decisions will be final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest, will judge each eligible recipe based on the criteria below:
o Originality (33.3%): Is the appetizer recipe one of a kind?
o Perceived Taste Appeal (33.3%): Does the recipe sound appealing?
o Perceived Pairing With Sonoma Brut (33.3%): Does the wine complement and enhance the dish? Click here for food/wine pairing tips.

In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken based on the highest score in the first judging criteria, continuing thereafter to each judging criteria in order, as needed to break the tie.
All Semi-Finalists are subject to verification, including without limitation, verification of eligibility, compliance with these Official Rules, completion of all required documents and a personal background check. Entrants agree that the Sponsor has the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this Contest and that all decisions of Sponsor are final and binding.
Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than ten (10) Semi-Finalists or reassign Semi-Finalists to a specific region, if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries in each region.
Determining The National Finalists:
Ten (10) Semi-Finalists (five (5) from each region) will be required to prepare their appetizer recipe in a live cooking competition to take place in accordance with the dates and cities listed above. All dishes must be same recipe submitted on the Website and be prepared and ready to be served to judges within 30 minutes. Semi-Finalists must arrive on time, as determined by Sponsor; otherwise it could result in disqualification.
Chef Brooke Williamson and a panel of no less than three (3) other qualified independent judges selected by the Sponsor, whose decisions will be final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest, will judge each appetizer based on the criteria below:
o Originality (25%): Is the appetizer recipe one of a kind?
o Taste (25%): Does the appetizer taste good?
o Appearance/Overall Presentation (25%): Does the dish look appetizing? Appearance of the appetizer and enhancement that garnishes provide.
o Pairing With Sonoma Brut (25%): Does the wine complement and enhance the appetizer? Click here for food/wine pairing tips.

In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken based on the highest score in the first judging criteria, continuing thereafter to each judging criteria in order, as needed to break the tie.
The two (2) Semi-Finalists per region with the highest total scores will be declared a National Finalist (four (4) total). National Finalists will be notified on the first business day after their respective Regional Cook-Off Dates. All National Finalists are subject to verification, including without limitation, verification of eligibility, compliance with these Official Rules, completion of all required documents and a personal background check. Entrants agree that the Sponsor has the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this Contest and that all decisions of Sponsor are final and binding. Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than four (4) National Finalists.
Determining The Grand-Prize Winner:
Four (4) National Finalists (two (2) from each region) will be required to prepare their appetizer recipe in a live cooking competition to take place in accordance with the date listed above at the Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards in Sonoma, CA. All dishes must be the same recipe prepared in the Regional Semi-Finals and be prepped and ready to be served to judges within 30 minutes. Finalists must arrive on time, as determined by Sponsor; otherwise it could result in disqualification.
Chef Brooke Williamson and a panel of no less than three (3) other qualified independent judges selected by the Sponsor, whose decisions will be final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest, will judge each appetizer based on the criteria below:
o Originality (25%): Is the appetizer recipe one of a kind?
o Taste (25%): Does the appetizer taste good?
o Appearance/Overall Presentation (25%): Does the dish look appetizing? Appearance of the appetizer and enhancement that garnishes provide.
o Pairing With Sonoma Brut (25%): Does the wine complement and enhance the appetizer? Click here for food/wine pairing tips.

In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken based on the highest score in the first judging criteria, continuing thereafter to each judging criteria in order, as needed to break the tie.
The one (1) National Finalist with the highest total score will be declared the Grand-Prize Winner. The Grand-Prize Winner will be notified after the event.
Sponsor may photograph, videotape, and otherwise record the competition(s) for promotional and other purposes as designated by Sponsor (collectively, “Footage”). Footage will be owned by Sponsor who has the right, along with its designees, to use, edit, adapt, post, stream, copy, exploit, and make derivative works from such Footage and all elements embodied therein, including any names and likenesses embodied therein, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised throughout the world, in perpetuity, for advertising, promotional, trade and other purposes.
6. PRIZES:
• Ten (10) Semi-Finalist Prizes:
Each Semi-Finalist will receive one (1) $100 pre-paid debit card for required appetizer ingredients.
If Semi-Finalist lives within 200 miles from Regional Cook-Off city, Semi-Finalist will be required to provide their own ground transportation to and from the event and will receive one (1) $200 pre-paid debit card for fuel and toll expenses.
If Semi-Finalist lives more than 200 miles from Regional Cook-Off city, Semi-Finalist will receive economy-class airfare for two (2) between Semi-Finalist’s home and the event city and one (1) night hotel accommodations (1 room, double occupancy). Semi-Finalist and guest must travel together on the same itinerary. Semi-Finalist is solely responsible for all other expenses not specified herein, including but not limited to, ground transportation to/from airports, meals, fuel, gratuities and hotel incidentals. Accommodation restrictions and blackout dates may apply. All travel dates and arrangements are subject to change, availability and Sponsor’s approval. Once travel is booked, no changes or cancellations will be accepted and no extensions or exceptions apply. Semi-Finalist and guest must present valid identification prior to ticketing. Airline carrier’s regulations apply. Trip may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles. Other restrictions may apply. Semi-Finalist’s guest must be at least 21 years of age.
• Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) is $1,500, but actual final value of may vary based on point of departure and ticket availability at time of purchase.
• Four (4) National Finalist Prizes:
Each National Finalist will receive one (1) $100 pre-paid debit card for required appetizer ingredients.
If Finalist lives within 200 miles from the Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards in Sonoma, CA, Finalist will be required to provide their own ground transportation to and from the event and will receive one (1) $200 pre-paid debit card for fuel and toll expenses.
If Finalist lives more than 200 miles from the Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards in Sonoma, CA, Finalist will receive economy-class airfare for two (2) between winner’s home and a major international airport in Northern California and one (1) night hotel accommodations (1 room, double occupancy). Finalist and guest must travel together on the same itinerary. Finalist is solely responsible for all other expenses not specified herein, including but not limited to, ground transportation to/from airports, meals, fuel, gratuities and hotel incidentals. Accommodation restrictions and blackout dates may apply. All travel dates and arrangements are subject to change, availability and Sponsor’s approval. Once travel is booked, no changes or cancellations will be accepted and no extensions or exceptions apply. Finalist and guest must present valid identification prior to ticketing. Airline carrier’s regulations apply. Trip may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles. Other restrictions may apply. Finalist’s guest must be at least 21 years of age.
Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) is $2,000, but actual final value of may vary based on point of departure and ticket availability at time of purchase.
• One (1) Grand-Prize Winner:
The Grand-Prize Winner will receive $5,000 cash. Prize will be awarded as a check payable to the winner.
• Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) is $5,000.
Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of all prizes is $28,000. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winners are responsible for any and all federal, state and local taxes or assessments and any person winning over $600.00 in prizes will receive an IRS Form W-2G from Sponsor for the calendar year in which the prize is awarded. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
7. GENERAL CONDITIONS:
Potential winners will be required to irrevocably assign and transfer to Sponsor any and all rights, title and interest in his/her Entry, including, without limitation, all copyrights, and agree to waive all moral rights in that Entry. Winners and guests will be required to complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release, Copyright Assignment and, where lawful, a Publicity Release. In addition, winner will be subject to a background check. All completed documents must be returned to Sponsor within 3 days of the date notice was sent or winner’s status will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected. Notification of winner’s status must be kept confidential until their Entries are publicly revealed by Sponsor.
If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion to cancel, modify or terminate the Contest. Further, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual deemed to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or any Sponsor; (b) violating the Official Rules, or (c) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor reserves the right to require Grand Prize Winner to submit to a confidential background check to confirm eligibility as a condition of awarding the prize to help ensure that the use of any such person in advertising or publicity for the Contest will not bring Contest Parties into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on the Contest as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
8. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE:
No liability or responsibility is assumed by Sponsor or Contest Parties resulting from any user’s participation in or attempt to participate in the Contest or ability or inability to upload any information in connection with participating in the Contest. No responsibility or liability is assumed by the Sponsor or Contest Parties for technical problems or technical malfunction arising in connection with any of the following occurrences which may affect the operation of the Contest: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless or Internet connectivity or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts or providers; garbled, jumbled or faulty data transmissions; failure of any email transmissions to be sent or received; lost, late, delayed or intercepted email transmissions; inaccessibility of the Website in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the Internet or the Website; unauthorized human or non-human intervention of the operation of the Contest, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bugs, worms; or destruction of any aspect of the Contest, or loss, miscount, misdirection, inaccessibility or unavailability of an email account used in connection with the Contest. Sponsor and Contest Parties are not responsible for any typographical errors in the announcement of prizes or these Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on the Website. Use of Website is at user’s own risk. Sponsor and the Contest Parties are not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or losses of any kind which may be sustained to user’s or any other person’s computer equipment resulting from participation in the Contest, use of the Website or the download of any information from the Website. By participating in the Contest, the Entrant releases Sponsor and Contest Parties from any and all claims, damages or liabilities arising from or relating to such Entrant’s participation in the Contest. By accepting a prize in the Contest, Winners agree that the Sponsor and Contest Parties shall not be liable for any loss or injury resulting from participation in the Contest, acceptance or use of any prize. Sponsor and Contest Parties are not liable in the event that any portion of the Contest is cancelled due to weather, fire, strike, acts of war or terrorism, or any other condition beyond their control (a “Force Majeure Event”).
9. TO ENTER BY MAIL:
For legal residents of Tennessee and/or those wanting to enter by mail, hand print your contact information, the name of your Recipe, text for your Recipe (500 words in length or less) and your closest Cook-Off region on a plain piece of paper and mail to: “Gloria Ferrer Glorious Bites Appetizer Challenge”, c/o One Line Sports Agency, P.O. Box 610505, Bayside, NY 11361-0505. Group and mechanically reproduced entries, including photocopies, are not eligible. Sponsor will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, mutilated, incomplete, misdirected or postage due entries. All mail-in entries must be postmarked by August 31, 2015. Each entry must be mailed separately. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
10. WINNER LIST:
For a list of Semi-Finalists, National Finalists and the Grand-Prize Winner, visit www.gloriousbites.com or send a self addressed, stamped, envelope to: “Gloria Ferrer Glorious Bites Appetizer Challenge Winner’s List”, c/o One Line Sports Agency, P.O. Box 610505, Bayside, NY 11361-0505. VT residents may omit return postage. Requests must be received by December 31, 2015.
11. SPONSOR:
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, 23555 Hwy Carneros (121), Sonoma, CA 95476.
12. ADMINISTRATOR:
One Line Sports Agency, Inc., 29 Chelsea Drive, Syosset, NY 11791.