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Be a Wine Snob and Win a Pair of VIP Tickets to New Times' Pairings

The sixth annual New Times' Pairings event is just a little more than a month away.

The annual celebration of South Florida food and fine wine is coming to the Broward County Convention Center on Thursday, September 26. From 7 to 10 p.m., the best restaurants in South Florida will offer up their best bites for you to enjoy -- with each restaurant paired with a different fine wine.

See also: Pairings 2012 Slideshow

Of course, as the saying goes, man does not live on wine alone. (That is how the saying goes, right?) That's why there's live music, craft beers, and cocktails at Pairings, too. General admission tickets are on sale now for only $40, which includes unlimited samplings of food, wine, specialty cocktails, craft beer, and live entertainment.

VIP tickets are $90 and include access to the party at 6 p.m. for an extra hour of frolicking and food and entry to the exclusive VIP lounge.

To show our readers how much we love you, Clean Plate Charlie has a pair of VIP tickets to give away. How do you win these tickets, valued at $180? Simply tell us in the comments field of this post your most ridiculous "wine snob" phrase.

Is it, "I detect subtle hints of fig and dirty feet in this Cabernet"? Or perhaps you prefer, "The mouthfeel of this wine reminds me of cottage cheese."

The most insanely, over-the-top snobby phrase will win the tickets. Please remember to log in to the comment system with a valid email address or Twitter handle in your post, so we can contact you if you win. We'll choose a winner on Friday afternoon and announce it Monday Morning.

In the meantime, to purchase tickets, visit

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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