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Pulled Pork, Coleslaw and the St. Louis Cut Ribs from Bounty Hunter Smokin’ BBQ in Napa. Photo by Ashley Teplin

August 17, 2009

Rib-Roaring Competition with Napa Winemakers

A Napa Valley Winemaker’s Rib Eatin’ Competition tops the bill at Blues, Brews & BBQ

Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin’ BBQ is hosting a Winemaker’s Rib Eatin’ Contest at the Blues, Brews & BBQ event on Saturday, August 29, 2009 in downtown Napa. Ten highly regarded Napa Valley winemakers will compete for the title of ‘Bounty Hunter Top Rib Eater’ by devouring as many of the Bounty Hunter’s St. Louis Cut Ribs as they can. The friendly contest will begin at 3PM. The winemakers will have 10 minutes to compete for the rib championship honors. Learn more about the event at http://napadowntown.com/bbandbbq.html

The wine world’s star-studded rib eatin’ contestants are: Andy Beckstoffer, Owner, Beckstoffer Vineyards; Brian Brown, Winemaker, Round Pond / Emmerson Brown; Marco DiGiulio, Winemaker, Girard; Mike Drash, Winemaker, Luna Vineyards; Glenn Hugo, Winemaker, Hugo Family Cellars; Marbue Marke, Winemaker, Caldwell Vineyard; Kevin Mills, Winemaker, Trinitas Cellars; Tim Milos, Winemaker, Bounty Hunter Rare Wine & Provisions; Zeke Neeley, Winemaker, Trefethen Vineyards; and Matthew Rorick, Winemaker, Elizabeth Spencer / Forlorn Hope.

Bounty Hunter is the exclusive wine sponsor of the Blues, Brews & BBQ event and will be pouring many of their own wines. Streamside and Broken Spur, two of the nine Bounty Hunter brands, will be available by the glass all day long.  The contest’s St. Louis Cut Ribs are slow-smoked for five hours in the Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin’ BBQ’s own Southern Pride smoker.

Blues, Brews & BBQ is being held from 1PM to 6PM in downtown Napa on Saturday, August 29 and is free for the public. An abundance of barbeque fare and twenty different microbrews at the biergarten will line First Street in downtown Napa. San Francisco radio station KFOG 104.5 FM will be presenting music on one of three stages featuring blues music from the likes of Rene Solis & Lucky 13, Ron Thompson, Sista Monica, Gary Smith and Tia Carroll.

Housed in the historic Semorile Building on the Napa River just off Main Street, the Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin’ BBQ welcomes wine country visitors and locals into eclectic western comfort. The Wine Bar also headquarters their award-winning wine catalog, which features Best-of-the-Best wines alongside “steals and deals,” which represent extraordinary values. Voted “Best Wine Bar in Napa Valley” and “Best Wine Bar in the Bay Area” five years running, the wine shop, wine bar and restaurant feature an extensive wine list, a variety of tasting flights, artisan beers on tap and a full lunch and dinner menu. Open Sunday through Thursday, 11AM to 10PM, Friday and Saturday, 11AM to Midnight. 975 First St., Napa, CA 94559. (707) 226-3976. www.BountyHunterWineBar.com  

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