The Wine Feed and The Cupcake Shoppe Host A Sweet Valentine’s Day Contest!


The Wine Feed & The Cupcake Shoppe

Raleigh-based specialty wine retailer, The Wine Feed, is partnering with local cupcake boutique and bakery, The Cupcake Shoppe, to reward fans with a romantic Valentine’s day treat. Through Sat., Feb. 9, 2013, fans can enter to win entry to the perfect Valentine’s day date – a wine tasting hosted by The Wine Feed featuring delicious baked goods from The Cupcake Shoppe paired with carefully selected wines.

Interested participants 21 years or older can enter via The Wine Feed’s Facebook page or by filling out an entry form at The Cupcake Shoppe located at 104 Glenwood Avenue. On Mon., Feb. 11, three winners will be selected to receive tickets for two to the Valentine’s day tasting. One grand-prize winner will also win a beautiful Black Tie Bliss Decanter valued at $200.  Selected winners must be able to attend the Feb. 14 wine tasting.

Cupcakes and Wine

A good rule of thumb to follow for pairing with sweets is that the wine needs to be sweeter than the dessert being served so you can actually taste the wine

Valentine’s Day Event Details for Contest Winners:

  • The Wine Feed will be pouring a mix of 3 to four high quality dry, and sweet dessert wines that pair well with The Cupcake Shoppe’s sweets. The Cupcake Shoppe will be providing a festive holiday mix of cupcakes, bars, and truffles
  • The Wine Feed will have romantic music playing in the background to set the mood; and they are happy to take requests from the guests!
  • The tasting is not open to the public. It is a private event exclusively for the 3 contest winners and their guests. Each will have a private table in our store away from others so that they can enjoy the evening and feel comfortable asking the staff questions about the wines and pairings.
  • The tasting will begin for the 3 couples at 6pm on Valentine’s Day and they are welcome to stay as long as they like


“Wine and desserts are a welcomed gift for loved ones – they add relaxation and a bit of indulgence to any romantic evening,” said Philip Rubin, Co-Founder of The Wine Feed. “Through this contest, and our ongoing partnership with The Cupcake Shoppe, we strive to help wine and sweet lovers alike celebrate special occasions by offering interesting pairings at fun, social events or through ready-to-order gift packages.”

The Valentine’s day contest is an extension of the long-standing partnership between The Wine Feed and The Cupcake Shoppe to bring specialty wines and desserts to the Triangle community. The two local businesses have hosted a series of successful events, including Corks and Cakes, and a gift set series featuring five packages of wines and desserts expertly paired together.

To learn more about The Wine Feed and their offerings, visit Connect with The Wine Feed on Facebook at and Twitter by following @TheWineFeed.

Valentines Day 2Sweet Sampler-001

Some of The Wine Feed’s favorites include Moscato d’Asti, Brachetto d’Acqui, Port wines, and sweet Spanish Sherries.

About The Wine Feed

The Wine Feed, an N.C. -based online wine retailer, provides innovative and accessible options for online shoppers. Serving 35 states and D.C., The Wine Feed provides an intimate selection of wines to help customers determine their own sense of quality and taste. The Wine Feed cultivates an appreciation of wine through educational events, personal interaction, community involvement and social networking. To learn more about The Wine Feed, visit and connect on Twitter @TheWineFeed and Facebook

 About the Cupcake Shoppe

As Raleigh’s first and finest cupcake shop, we are committed to using fresh and local ingredients. We believe in small batch baking and providing top quality sweets with no shortcuts and our open kitchen concept allows visitors to watch our staff at work. Whether piping away on a tray of freshly baked cupcakes, or mixing up a homemade batch of cookies, the shop is both a delight for the young and old. To learn more, visit

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