Live the life of a wine critic

A chance to win an exclusive Rioja wine holiday

If the life of a wine critic seems fantastic but out of reach, travelling around the world to exotic vineyards tasting incredible wines, you might be in luck.

The wine gang, comprised of five of the UK’s most respected wine critics, have launched a competition to celebrate their first year of ‘gang life’ to give one subscriber the chance to win an exclusive Rioja wine tasting holiday as their guest. is a wine compendium giving subscribers access to the views of five of the country’s top wine writers on almost every wine available in the UK. Amongst the gang are Olly Smith, the Saturday Kitchen regular and Tim Atkin of the Observer.

The competition is open to existing subscribers and those who subscribe during August 2009 and offers a chance to win an all expenses paid for two to Rioja in Spain. All you have to do is subscribe to be in with a chance of winning, if you're not already a member.

The highlight of the trip is an exclusive visit to the top Rioja House of Dinastía Vivanco with lunch at its fantastic restaurant. If a suitable date is agreed, one of the Wine Gang will also meet the winning party for a special tour and tasting.

For more information, click here to visit their website. The competition closes on August 31 2009.

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