Panettone with Dessert Wine Giveaway

by Lael and Giuliano Hazan on December 21, 2010

Just in time to celebrate New Years, we are thrilled to announce that Fruit of the Boot and Loison are sponsoring another giveaway!

In Italy Panettone, Italian Celebration Cakes, are a specialty of the season and eaten at both Christmas and New Years.  Perhaps our family’s favorite panettone is the one infused with Maculan’s sweet Torcolato dessert wine.  This is a sweet cake that is infused with what Florence Fabricant of the New York Times called Italy’s sweet secret.  Torcolato means twisted, and the grapes are dried on corkscrew holders that hang from the ceiling.  The flavor is a beautiful balance of rich and sweet making the cake elegant and celebratory. Every year Loison makes a limited number of these panettoni and they are reserved primarily for the Maculan estate.

This year, they are making available one of these precious, not usually available to the public, panettoni, for you.  In addition, they are including their book, Mille e un Panettone (A Thousand and One Panettone).  In this book you will find the various legends about the origins of panettone.   It also discusses how to properly taste a panettone and includes some ingenious recipes.  Written in both Italian and English it is perfect for any Italophile.

Retail Value of this giveaway:  $90 plus shipping

Duration of this giveaway:  December 21-28th.

Please see our Official Rules and then leave a comment on this page.

We are pleased to let you know that Becky of Deep Muck Big Rake won this giveaway.  Here is a link to her wonderful blog and photos of her WIN!

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Lettuce Share December 28, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Shoot, I’m too late…better luck next time. Love your site!

sheridan jones December 27, 2010 at 8:18 am

I think I have tasted this once before…and it tastes of love. Love should be valued higher than anything else in life. Love – once tasted never forgotten. I need to taste it again, to love again.

Sarah December 26, 2010 at 4:55 pm

Ciao! I LOVE panettone! I buy it at Safeway on Kodiak Island, Alaska, where I’ve lived since 1980. I buy itwhen I go back home to Boston; go to the North End and buy different panettones. The ‘cream of the crop’ of panettones are the ones my friends send (me) from Italy, from Camogli, where I visited in 2006. I’m licking my chops right now; I can just taste all the wonderful flavors, the textures and even the various smells and the amazing colors. I also would LOVE to have that book to learn about all the possible origins of panettone and the amazing recipes/preparations/ways of serving the holiday/celebration cake. Grazie for listening to my carrying on about the wonderful Italiano cake.


Joanne December 26, 2010 at 10:13 am

The ulrimate panettone!? A holiday tradition taken to the highest level. Pick me!

Amanda @ BakingWithoutABox December 25, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Ooooh what a lovely giveaway. I married a nice Sicilian-American boy with all vowels and one consonant in his name. Pick me! :)

Lora @cakeduchess December 25, 2010 at 10:13 pm

What a wonderful Christmas giveaway! I love panettone! Buon Natale!!

Chris December 25, 2010 at 9:51 pm

I do believe the Panettone has this Neapolitan girl’s name all over it! :) Grazie!!

Annie ButteryBooks December 25, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Oh my! Oh my! My mouth is watering!

christina R December 24, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Managing to have Christmas come anyway even with moving into our first house December 23rd! What a ride this has been. This on the table for New Year’s would make me a Queen! Would love to nibble and learn about this wonderful edible delight without having to go to the fornaio or the alimentari! Not to mention that most available wouldn’t touch what amazing flavor this will have!

Marsha Ieronimo December 24, 2010 at 9:15 pm

My husband, Giuliano, is from Rome and we love Panettone….

Kris December 22, 2010 at 8:03 am

I had never tried panettone until last year – when I absolutely fell in love with it! What I’ve been missing out on all these years!

Paula - bell'alimento December 21, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Goloso! Panettone is one of my favorite Christmas treats!

rebecca December 21, 2010 at 7:12 pm

sounds wonderful!

Effie December 21, 2010 at 4:36 pm

oooh what a lovely giveaway!

jgk December 21, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Pick me! I’m a pomodoro.

Martha December 21, 2010 at 2:19 pm

I tried to check the official rules but the link doesn’t seem to be working. I would love to have a good panettone – I bought a very good one last year in Tuscany when we were there for Christmas.

Carol December 21, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Wow! Another Panettone giveaway. If I don’t win one of these I’m just going to have to find one to buy somewhere!

Nancy L December 21, 2010 at 1:10 pm

That looks marvelous, I’d love to win that!

Deborah December 21, 2010 at 1:06 pm

The Panettone looks incredible. Would love to win it and the book. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Robert May December 21, 2010 at 12:41 pm

I would love to try this Panettone, since it’s my favorite dessert!

Frank F December 21, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Looks delicious — would be an wonderful thing to share at New Year’s!

Gail December 21, 2010 at 11:44 am

Panettone and dessert wine!? Pick Me! Pick Me! ;-)

Becky December 21, 2010 at 11:40 am

I would LOVE to win! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

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