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Racked Giveaway Extravaganza: Philip Stein Wine Wand

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In times like these, who doesn’t like to get stuff for free? Lucky for you, the Racked Giveaway Extravaganza is underway. Until we run out of merch, while supplies last, for a limited time only, etc. etc., check this space every day for new chances to win. We're cleaning out the sample closet, hitting up our favorite designers for gratis goods and will be sending it all your way. EVERYTHING MUST GO. 'Tis the season, friends.

This is a biggie. Philip Stein, known for its luxe watches, has entered into the wine biz with the wine wand—retail price $325 for the travel wand! What does it do? Very basically, you place the wand in a glass of red wine, and it aerates it in two to three minutes "by replicating the natural frequencies of air and oxygen, and infusing them into the wine."

We tested it, and the vino did taste better with the wand. But what do we know? Sommeliers and wine shop owners around town have been testing it out with positive reviews, and they know.

Given the company's German roots, we thought some German wine trivia was in order. The first person to choose and place the correct three words (of the five choices given) in the sentence below wins! Your choices are: Spätburgunder, Trocken, Kabinett, Schwarzriesling, Trockenbeerenauslese OK, that was lightening quick! We have a winner—answers are below in bold!

You can't get any sweeter than Trockenbeerenauslese, but you'd prefer something dry, so you're scanning wine labels for the word Trocken, and settle on a Spätburgunder, or a Pinot Noir as you know it.