On The Third Day of Christmas…Drinks And Decadence From Helix Wine & Bites

A note from Alicia: This contest has closed, but Helix Wine & Bites is definitely open! Check them out for some delicious indulgences and check back here for monthly giveaways. There’s a contest on the second Tuesday of every month.

“Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures.”
M.F.K. Fisher

The food and wine scene in Grand Forks got a whole lot richer when Helix Wine & Bites opened up earlier this year. This cozy little wine bar and small plates joint offers wines from around the world and elegant food pairings like cheese flights, charcuterie and dessert bites to bring out the unique flavors in each bottle.

Photo provided by The Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau

Today’s 12 Days of Christmas giveaway is perfect for wine fans, foodies or anyone who appreciates relaxing with an adult beverage in a festive atmosphere. If you’re in town, stop out to Helix Wine & Bites for happy hour or sample a few different wines on Tasting Tuesday.

Helix stocks a variety of wines from France, Italy, Spain, California and other wine producing regions around the globe and the staff does a great job of helping patrons find new favorites.

You can order by the bottle or by the glass. You can even specify half a glass or request a sample, which is great if you’re just learning what you like or exploring new wines. And if you’re not into wine, they have beer available as well. Off-sale is available so you can take a bottle (or two, or six) home for yourself or to give as gifts.

Photo provided by Helix Wine & Bites

Today’s Giveaway:
Speaking of gifts, today you can win a $75 Helix Wine & Bites Gift Card! That should make a nice dent in your wine shopping list. You can enter through the nifty widget below. There are many ways to play and you can enter multiple times a day. This contest is open to anyone, anywhere.

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If you’re reading this on a mobile device, you may notice that widget doesn’t always display properly. No worries — you can still enter by liking, commenting or sharing on Facebook, Tweeting and Retweeting on Twitter and commenting on this blog.

Each comment, social media share or Tweet counts as a separate entry and comments below this post earn you two entries each.. That means you can enter multiple times a day to increase your odds of winning, no matter how you’re viewing this post.

The contest closes December 14 at 11:59 p.m.. Winners will be randomly selected and announced on December 15.

Photo provided by Helix Wine & Bites

If you missed it, enter yesterday’s giveaway here for a chance at $50 in apparel from a cool shop near me. And check back tomorrow evening for a chance to win indie crafts, home decor and jewelry from one of my favorite local makers.

If you like shopping local as much as I do, don’t miss The Local Christmas List. It’s a great place to learn about local businesses, makers and artists and to cross a few names off your Christmas list.

Helix Wine & Bites
110 North 3rd Street
Grand Forks, ND
Bus Routes: 1,4,6 and 10

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Today’s giveaway is sponsored by The Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau as part of The Greater Grand Forks Getaway. If you’re planning a trip up north, I strongly encourage you to give the ladies in this office a call. They’re not only pros, they’re also a lot of fun.


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9 Replies to “On The Third Day of Christmas…Drinks And Decadence From Helix Wine & Bites”

  1. Malbecs are my favorites as far as wines go. I pretty much enjoy any dry red wine. I haven’t been to this place yet, so I’d love to use the gift card to go check it out!

  2. Visited almost every other week this past summer for thier happy hour! Such great quality of wine and food. Never tried something a didn’t like.

  3. I have to admit I haven’t been to Grand Forks in YEARS, but I’ve heard so many good things about the local scene there! I’d definitely use the gift card as an excuse to take a day trip and re-explore the town.

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