For our second giveaway we are pleased to present one of our favorite Christmas treats, panettone.  It is a light, traditional Italian sweet bread that was once reserved only for nobility, but has become a much loved and looked forward delicacy of the holiday season.  The flavor of a panettone is a cross between a sweet pastry and bread and often contains fruit that has been preserved in wine.

Loison is one of the premier panettone confectioners in Italy.  Three generations of bakers have worked to refine the time honored recipes and traditions and adapt them to an expanding global market.  They now have 81 varieties of panettone.

If you don’t win the giveaway, you can still get the Loison products onlne at Life Style.  However, Loison wants to give you an opportunity of tasting panettone for yourself and are sponsoring a giveaway of their products.

From 12/16- 12/20 we will be giving away two luscious Loison panettoni.  The value of this giveaway is $56.00 plus shipping.

The first item is their Panettone with Prosecco Wine.  This special fruitcake is made with Italy’s popular celebratory sparkling wine.  Fresh and fruity, this delicious cake is full of dried grapes that have been soaked in Prosecco.  It retails for $28.00.

The second item is their Panettone all’Amarena.  This panettone full of large Amarena cherries (sour cherries) and dried sultana grapes.  This is the cake that we are now featuring in our Cooking with Giuliano at Home classes.  It also retails for $28.00.

To Enter Our Giveaway:

Please make a comment below and we will add your name to our hat.  Please remember that this is a family blog and only comments we deem appropriate will be posted and therefore eligible. You can also enter once a day per social media outlet (tweeting, facebooking, or “sharing”) with a trackback to this post or putting @educatedpalate in the tweet.  On December 21st we will put all entries into the “hat” and one of our daughters will randomly pull out a name.    We thank Loison and their distributor, Andrea Tosolini of Fruit of the Boot for providing this service.  We wish you happy holidays… and buon appetito!

Congratulations!  We have a winner, SMITH BITES!  We thank everyone for their comments.


This is where we get to put in all of those lovely legal disclaimers.  Our intent with this give-a-way is pure enjoyment.  Fruit of the Boot Distribution is responsible for the shipping and product and we assume no liability.  We thank them as they are also sponsoring this give-a-way by a donation of the product.  We aren’t lawyers and we think it is sad that we need to put in disclaimers; however, it is our intent to conform with all U.S. rules and to only offer the possibility of the product to people who will personally enjoy it.  Basically, if something “bad” happens, we are sorry but don’t hold us libel, we enjoyed the product and are trying to give you an opportunity to do so too!  If you are out to “get” us, please stop and think of what kind of world you are creating.

No purchase necessary to enter or win. The selected winner will be notified by e-mail. Entrants can enter 2 times per e-mail address per day. Extra entries can be obtained by once a day per social media outlet (tweeting, facebooking, or “sharing”) with a trackback to this post. Give-a-way is open only to legal residents of the 50 states of the U.S. (and the District of Columbia), and who are 18 years of age at time of entry. Educated Palate and Hazan Enterprises assumes no responsibility for late or misdirected entries due to SPAM, technological, or e-mail filtering issues or for lost prizes. The use of any system, robot, agent, or software to automatically submit entries in connection with this Giveaway is prohibited.  Educated Palate’s decisions concerning all matters related to this sweepstakes are final. Odds of winning depend upon the number of entries received. Hazan Enterprises employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to win.  No cash substitutions, transfer, or assignment of prizes allowed. Winner must claim prize within 1 week after notification or the prize will be forfeited. Prize can only go to a physical addresses in the US, no PO Boxes. Winner grants to Educated Palate the right to use his/her name and biographical information in advertising and promotion without compensation or permission. We would appreciate a photo of you and your “panettone” with which we could update our post.  Fruit of the Boot Distributors will pay for shipping and postage. Any tax, is the sole responsibility of the winner. By entering the giveaway through this website you are releasing Educated Palate, Fruit of the Boot, Loison, and Hazan Enterprises from any liability arising out of participation in this Giveaway or the acceptance, use, or misuse of the prize. Void where prohibited by law.