6.15.2013

Fun with Fleming's New WiNEPAD Plus Win a $50 Gift Card to the #Raleigh Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is sponsoring this post by giving one reader a $50 Gift Card to the Raleigh Fleming's located at Crabtree Mall.  Fleming's is located in 28 states, and in 3 cities in North Carolina, but this gift card can only be used in Raleigh, N.C. 



If you are a wine lover, then this post is for you.  I don't know a lot about wine except that I do like to drink it on occasion. I tend to prefer red wine over white wine, but then Fleming's Raleigh wine manager, Charles Leary, always brings out a white wine for me to try when I visit the restaurant, and he shakes up my world.



More often than not, I end up naming a white wine as my favorite of the evening.

Charles invited me to preview the restaurant's new WiNEPAD last month, which was hot off Apple's assembly line and had just arrived at the restaurant for the public to use during dining.


This WiNEPAD has been designed exclusively for Fleming's and is housed on a customized Apple iPAD.   Seriously, it's like having your own little "Charles" at your table to help you select the perfect wine for your meal.


I took my sidekick with me because he's my chauffeur, and we enjoyed an evening without the kids, learning about the 100 wines that Fleming's offers by the glass.  Charles had Chef West  prepare a few appetizers that we shared.  It was so much fun, and I came away with a lot more knowledge about the wines that I had with our appetizers.

The WiNEPAD showcases wine and food pairings based on your food selection.  If you are in the mood for the Lobster Tempura then it will show you three wine options that accentuate complementary flavors.  If you are a risk taker, then you can play "Spin the Bottle."  It will select a wine for you at random.


If you really like a wine, you can even e-mail the name and your wine notes to yourself straight from the WiNEPAD.  You never have to go home and say to yourself, "Now, what was the name of that wine I had again?"

I have to tell you that Charles was quite impressed that I knew that the late actor who played "Daniel Boone" had a winery in Santa Barbara.

Of course, Will had to spoil my fun by saying that I was obsessed with the TV show "Daniel Boone" as a child, and I knew a lot about Fess Parker.

Honey! I was trying to seem smarter in front of a wine expert.  Next time, sit back, and enjoy your $19 glass of sparking wine, and keep your lips sealed.



Yes, Charles now has us hooked on expensive sparking wine.  It was our first time trying really nice sparkling wine. I guess we just have great taste. We had a fantastic night at Fleming's.

Enter to win a $50 Gift Card to the Fleming's in Raleigh and enjoy a night out like us.  I think you will love trying out the new WiNEPAD.

Giveaway rules & terms

This contest runs from Saturday, June 15 to Saturday, June 29. This giveaway is hosted at HinesSight Blog. At the end of the contest one winner will be randomly drawn to win a $50 Gift Card to Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar.  Entry is open to anyone over 18 years old in the USA. Unfortunately this prize can only be shipped within the USA, and can only be used at the Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar in Raleigh, NC.  Upon drawing the winner, the winner will be contacted via e-mail. The winner has 48 hours to reply to claim their prize. If the winner does not reply within that time frame a new winner will be drawn. To enter the contest you must use the Rafflecopter options listed and verify your submission via Rafflecopter. The winner's entry method will be verified before being contacted. Failure to complete the entry option will result in being disqualified. This giveaway is solely sponsored by Fleming's Raleigh and HinesSight Blog. 

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