Originally created 05/28/03

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COOL CONTEST

Competition is sweet but corny

If you're feeling a little corny and are a quick cook, you still have time to enter the Fresh Ways With Supersweet Corn Recipe Contest and compete for $3,000 in prizes.

Recipes can be a simple brush-on for whole ears of corn, or the vegetable can be cut in sections and incorporated in salads, soups, sides or entrees.

Entries can be faxed to (212) 254-2452, e-mailed to freshcorncontest@lewis-neale.com or mailed to Fresh Supersweet Corn Council, Lewis & Neale Inc., 49 E. 21st St., New York, NY 10010.

Entries must be received by Friday.

WINE TALK

THE WINE: 2000 Kenwood Vintage Red, $9, from California

THE FLAVORS: Spicy dark jammy fruit flavors of zinfandel, married with the lighter soft fruit flavors of Carignane.

PAIRS WITH: Seafood, chicken or beef all will work

THE WINERY: Kenwood was started in 1970 in the former Pagani Brothers winery, which was built in 1906 in Sonoma. Through the years the facility has been updated but almost all of the production is still done at the original winery.

Cheers!

Wine writer Lain Bradford can be reached at lain@winetalk.org or write him in care of The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Singer Gladys Knight is 59. Singer Billy Vera is 59. Singer John Fogerty is 58. Actress Sondra Locke is 56. Actor Brandon Cruz (The Courtship of Eddie's Father) is 41. Singer Roland Gift of Fine Young Cannibals is 41. Singer Kylie Minogue is 35. Actress Monica Keena (Undeclared) is 24.

YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY: Postpone vacation plans this year, and build your foundation instead. Consider options carefully; you'll live for years with these choices.

REACH US

Contact Lifestyles Editor Erica C. Cline at: 828-2946 or ecline@augustachronicle.com.