Heart of Italy meals with Bertolli at home! *Giveaway* (Closed)

You don’t have to go out to dinner to have a fabulous Italian meal. Why not have a date night IN for a change? A lot of us are on budgets, so we are looking for ways to cut back, yet still have great food and a great time.

Bertolli is here to help you out from family meals at home, family get togethers, date nights in with your honey, or even friendly get togethers with the best of friends.

Bertolli brings Italy to YOU with classic Italian skillet meals, oven meals, microwave meals and even sauces.

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Bertolli Frozen Meals recently launched a new series of webisodes titled “Into the Heart of Italy.” In this video, below, celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito and actors Marisa Tomei and Dan Cortese explore Italian wine cellars, learn how to taste wine, visit Montepulciano and prepare Chicken Marsala. But you don’t need to search a wine cellar to enjoy the authentic taste of a slow-simmered wine sauce in your Chicken Marsala. With Bertolli Frozen meals you’re just minutes away from a luscious Italian experience in the comfort of your own home.

I received a fun gift pack to have my own Bertolli wine pairing party inspired by this episode. I will be posting an update to this post later this weekend with our thoughts on Bertolli. This weekend, we will have our own tasting of Bertolli Frozen Meals and complimentary wines using the Bertolli Wine Pairing Guide, and we will be able to taste for ourselves how certain wines compliment the various meals.

For this fun posting, I received:

  • VIP coupons for four Bertolli Frozen Meals for two that will transport you to Italy in just 10 minutes
  • Two, Crate & Barrel Verona Pasta Serving Bowls
  • Four, Crate & Barrel Rotate Plates
  • Crate & Barrel Marble Wine Chiller
  • Crate & Barrel Wine Decanter (I decided to use mine as a flower vase for the middle of my table)
  • Bertolli Wine Pairing Guide and $50 of gift cards to purchase wines complimentary to our meals



MG purchasing info

Please visit www.IntotheHeartofItaly.com for the latest celebrity travelogues, videos and to save $2 on any two meals! You can also follow Bertolli on Twitter and visit them on Facebook!

All opinions in this posting are 100% my own. I received a gift pack and gift card from Bertolli so that we could experience Italy in our home. (Check  back this weekend for our personal thoughts on Bertolli!)

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win it

One (1) winner will receive a fabulous gift pack (see details below of prize pack) from Bertolli valued at approximately $175 so that you can invite friends or family over to enjoy a tasting of Bertolli Frozen Meals and complimentary wines using the Bertolli Wine Pairing Guide.

  • VIP coupons for four Bertolli Frozen Meals for two that will transport you to Italy in just 10 minutes
  • Two, Crate & Barrel Verona Pasta Serving Bowls
  • Four, Crate & Barrel Rotate Plates
  • Crate & Barrel Marble Wine Chiller
  • Crate & Barrel Wine Decanter
  • Bertolli Wine Pairing Guide and $50 of gift cards to purchase wines complimentary to your meals

how to enter

  • Watch the above short video
  • Post to me in the comments below your favorite scene in the video

extra entries

  • In the comments below, post to me what would you plan for a get together if you were to win this. (Date night with hubby, invite friends over, etc.)
  • Twitter the giveaway (copy & paste text below to Twitter. Leave link on comment entry) -OR- You can click the TWEET THIS button on the top or bottom of this post, it will take you directly to Twitter & it will write your tweet for you. Tweet & bring the link back here! You can tweet daily, but be sure to leave your link here, but you must also have the initial entry as asked above!
  • I just entered the Bertolli Italian Party Pack Giveaway #MommyGoggles! http://tinyurl.com/2axfrms

  • Blog about this giveaway (leave link on comment entry)
  • Follow Bertolli on Twitter (One Entry – Post a comment below that you are following them on Twitter)
  • Like Bertolli on Facebook (One Entry – Post a comment below that you liked them on FB)


  • Winner will be chosen at Random and backed up by post content.
  • Winner will be contacted via Email. If no response in 48 hours, another winner will be drawn
  • For more specifics on how winners are drawn, click here
  • Winners are posted here for reference
  • US entries only
  • Contest ends on June 4, 2010 at 11:59 pm Central Time


  1. Erica Best says:
  2. Lily Kwan says:

    I would invite friends over for a get together.

  3. Lily Kwan says:

    I became a fan of Bertolli on Facebook.

  4. Lily Kwan says:

    My favorite scene in the video is when they found the wine from 1898.

  5. having some beer with some friends ty.

  6. heather c says:

    I like Bertolli on Facebook

  7. heather c says:

    I follow Bertolli on Twitter – choochoo428

  8. heather c says:
  9. heather c says:

    My plans if I win: invite my workout buddies over for some pasta, wine and girlie movies.

  10. heather c says:

    I like it when they found the $15k bottle of wine…then said yeah, I can outrun the guy behind the counter. lol

  11. Sarah L says:
  12. Sarah L says:

    FB like Bertolli: Slehan

  13. Sarah L says:

    I’d invite my best friend over for a girls night in.

  14. Sarah L says:

    I liked the trip down to the wine cellar. Thanks for the contest.

  15. There was a shot in the video of a building – there were stone carved heads around the rim – they were great!

    kimbly at g mail dot com

  16. R Hicks says:
  17. The whole video is Fun and entertaining. Really, my favorite part had to be at the winery when they played the pairing game. Would LOVE to do this in Italy!!!


  18. Charlene Kuser says:

    I Like Bertolli on Facebook (Charlene Kuser)

  19. LeesaWho says:
  20. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am following Bertolli on Twitter @Swtlilchick

  21. R Hicks says:

    FACEBOOK FAN Bertolli


  22. Charlene Kuser says:
  23. I’m following Bertolli on Twitter (I’m @ThriftyJinxy).

  24. Going to the wine cellar.

  25. R Hicks says:



  26. Charlene Kuser says:

    It is long overdue and I would plan a date night with hubby.This looks so romantic 🙂

  27. R Hicks says:
  28. Veronica Garrett says:

    My favorite part of the video is when they find the bottle of 1898 wine worth $50,000.

  29. S Carter says:

    I like the part of the video where they learn how to sample wines and to pair it based on the foods flavor.

  30. We would have our friends over for a fun dinner!

  31. I liked when they found the vintage wine!

  32. R Hicks says:

    I would invite several of our closest friends over for a special dinner

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  33. Charlene Kuser says:

    I like when they were trying to match the wines to the prepared foods.It looked like
    so much fun

  34. R Hicks says:


    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  35. brian e. says:

    “Like” Bertolli on Facebook: Bryan Eason

  36. brian e. says:

    Follow Bertolli on Twitter: @brianpiero

  37. Nancy S. says:

    I would bring this to my parents and share the dinner with them if I won.

  38. brian e. says:
  39. I loved the scene where they were in the wine cellar! I would love to see that!

  40. Nancy S. says:

    I follow Bertolli on twitter – ncschools.

  41. Nancy S. says:
  42. brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…I enjoyed their visit to the WineCircus & the pairing of food to various wines.

  43. Nancy S. says:

    They had to find the bottle of wine to match the cork they had.

  44. I like the interesting dusty wine bottles in the scene in the wine cellar

  45. Betty C says:

    I follow on Twitter as willitara.

  46. Betty C says:

    I follow Bertolli on Facebook.

  47. Betty C says:
  48. Betty C says:

    I would have a family get together.

  49. Julie Jones says:

    Going down to the wine cellar. :good:

  50. Betty C says:

    I loved the comment about trying to steal the bottle of Chateau Lafitte.

  51. The wine cellar! Yummy 😉

  52. Barbara Long says:

    My favorite part was when they went into the wine cellar.

  53. I “like” Bertolli on FB.

  54. I follow Bertolli on Twitter (@justaddcharm)

  55. This reminded me of the Amazing Race, with the clues and the tasks they had to complete. I liked Dan Cortese’s cheesy quips in his interview clips. “Darn tootin, fig newton!” LOL

  56. 6/4 tweet

  57. Shawna OBrien says:
  58. This would be a date night for hubby and I (after the baby’s born!)

  59. I likes the creepy heads sticking out of the wall!

  60. The part I like best is when they finally all get together at the table to enjoy the meal 🙂

  61. kathy pease says:

    like bertolli on facebook Kathy L Pease

  62. kathy pease says:
  63. kathy pease says:

    i would make my daughter a special graduation dinner 🙂

  64. kathy pease says:

    my favorite scene was the wonderland of wine room..wooooo hoooooo you could have some fun in there 🙂

  65. Jordan Brower says:
  66. Jordan Brower says:

    I would invite our friends over for dinner if I won. Something we never get to do, so it would be a real treat!

  67. Jordan Brower says:
  68. Jordan Brower says:

    Like Bertolli on Facebook = Go Bronson

  69. Jordan Brower says:

    Following bertolli on twitter (Gobronson)

  70. Finding the wine from 1898! Wow.

  71. Jordan Brower says:

    I love it when they’re pairing the wines to the dessert and they pair them correctly – the woman NEVER takes her hand off that glass of wine on the table LOL!! That would be me!

  72. Cynthia R says:
  73. I liked the wine testing. Nice seeing all those glasses. I’m getting thirsty.

  74. barbara wright says:

    I Like Bertolli on Facebook

  75. Kat Emerick says:

    I loved the video..almost like a wonderful romantic treasure hunt!. If I win I want to plan a romantic dinner with candles , wine , and a wonderful meal for my husband. Thank You

  76. barbara wright says:

    I Follow Bertolli on Twitter – bsw529

  77. barbara wright says:
  78. barbara wright says:

    I’d invite my neighbor over. She lives alone and loves good food and wine.

  79. barbara wright says:

    I liked that cafe they were in with ALLLLLLLL those different kinds of win!

  80. HEATHER says:

    I like the part where the three of them are sitting outside on their last day there, and they get their LAST Challange!

  81. Amy Delong says:

    fb fan of bertolli


  82. Amy Delong says:

    follow bertolli on twitter


  83. christa marteny says:

    wonderland of wine is a nice visual

  84. Amy Delong says:

    date with hubby we do not get many!


  85. Amy Delong says:

    the wine from 1898,bet it tastes really good!


  86. Valancia says:
  87. valancia says:

    When they went to the 2 wine guys place, loved all the barrels in the background was kinda amazing

  88. Erica Best says:
  89. Facebook fan of Bertolli.

  90. I would use it for a date night with my hubby.

  91. My favorite scene was at the wine store. The underground caverns of wine are unbelievable!

  92. courtney says:
  93. christopher h says:

    the wine cellar

  94. I love when they are in the wine store going through the wine cellar. All those wines. I can just smell and taste them now. That would be so awesome.

  95. Susan Smith says:

    Bertolli facebook fan

  96. Susan Smith says:

    follow Bertolli on twitter susan1215

  97. Susan Smith says:
  98. Susan Smith says:

    I’d have a nice dinner with my husband and two children

  99. Susan Smith says:

    I liked when they all went down to the wine cellar

  100. carol y l says:
  101. carol y l says:

    Like Bertolli on Facebook-carol yerby lewis.

  102. carol y l says:

    Follow Bertolli on Twitter!~dresdenrain.

  103. carol y l says:

    Follow you and tweet!~http://twitter.com/dresdenrain/status/15438839555

  104. carol y l says:

    I would buy the wine and have one of the dinners for my family. I know they would all love it!

  105. carol y l says:

    My favorite part is the wine stored in the cellar of the wine shop with the bottles all dusty and old. I want to go there!

  106. Melissa B. says:

    The Chicken Marsala was my favorite part.

  107. I “like” Bertolli on facebook as Becca Okaneko

  108. I am following Bertolli on twitter (I am sbshortie)

  109. I would plan a get together for my family and some close friends. We normally only do super casual things, so it would be nice to do something a bit fancier! 🙂

  110. Joanne Schultz says:

    i follow Bertolli on twitter – js22222222 .

  111. I love the whole family sitting around eating. I love when my own family does that 🙂 Thanks!

  112. Joanne Schultz says:

    I Like Bertolli on Facebook-Joanne Schultz. http://www.facebook.com/js2222

  113. Joanne Schultz says:
  114. Joanne Schultz says:

    My friend and I get together once a month or so, to catch up with each other and bead. I bring something for us for lunch, and the Bertolli Frozen Meals for two would be perfect – nice and easy to prepare!

  115. Joanne Schultz says:

    I liked seeing the wine cellar!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  116. I would plan a date night with hubby if I were to win. :yahoo:

  117. Finding the wine from 1898 was cool.

  118. Christine says:
  119. follow Bertolli on twitter @paints12

  120. red-checkered tablecloth, candles, wine with my hubby.

  121. I enjoyed their visit to the wine cellar.

  122. My favorite part is the phrase “Wonderland of wine. ” Thanks.

  123. Marcia Goss says:
  124. Tabathia B says:

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  125. Nadine L says:
  126. Kim Keithline says:

    My favorite part of the video is when they all go down into the wine cellar looks like heaven to me!!!

  127. Debra F says:
  128. Sonya Allstun says:

    liked bertolli on facebook with same name I am entering this with (sonya a.)

  129. Sonya Allstun says:

    Followed Bertolli on Twitter @blueeyeleo

  130. Sonya Allstun says:

    have a nice sit down dinner with my mom and son and his wife and my grand kids

  131. Sonya Allstun says:

    like when the family gets together for the meal

  132. The winecellar! The wonderland of wine! It was amazing! I’ve been slowly slowly learning about wine but I still have to look up wine pairings on the internet to make the right choice for food.

  133. fan of bertolli on facebook (anna lene)

  134. following bertolli on twitter (@woozlewozzle)

  135. I would invite friends over for a potlock style dinner if I were to win, I would have them bring appetizers and desserts 🙂

  136. I like when they were standing outside the kitchen and were looking at the Italian countryside… pretty!

  137. Michael says:

    My favorite scene from the video is when everyone gathers at the table for dinner… that’s when it all comes together – the wine, the food and the people – and appreciation of each is enjoyed. 🙂

  138. Lucy Schwartz says:

    I enjoyed the suggestion to take a bottle and leave that he could run faster than the clerk behind the counter.

  139. Amanda Campbell says:

    If I am lucky enough to win this, I would plan a date night with my husband. He started a new job a few months ago and has been working some crazy hours, so this would make for a nice relaxing evening together.


  140. Amanda Campbell says:

    I liked the part when they found the wine from 1898. I just think it’s amazing that it is so old. I also liked the scenic views.


  141. Pauline M says:

    I follow Bertolli on twitter (pauline15)

  142. Pauline M says:
  143. Shawna OBrien says:
  144. Pauline M says:

    I would have a girlfriend night in! With our busy lives, it’s hard to just get together and enjoy some great food, wine and conversation. What a great chance to take advantage of this opportunity!

  145. Pauline M says:

    Though the wine cellar was unbelievable, I always love the architecture of Europe and never tire of seeing the spectacular sculpture in Europe!

  146. Pamela S says:

    i liked to see how they did the wine pairings at the Wine Circus. Funny video! Thanks.

  147. Jean George says:

    The wine cellar was great

  148. My daughter is leaving soon for 8 weeks so I’d have some family over to visit with her before she goes. Thanks.

  149. Christy Schultz says:

    I really likes that it was kind of a challenge to get the ingredients, kind of like the chalenges on Amazing Race. It was fun to watch.

  150. Erica C. says:

    I like when they are attempting to pair the best food with the best wine.

  151. Bridget Combs says:

    Like Bertolli on FB- Bridget Combs

  152. Bridget Combs says:

    follow bertolli on twitter- @bridget3496

  153. Bridget Combs says:
  154. Bridget Combs says:

    I’d make a candlelight dinner serving my pork tenderloin for my boyfriend

  155. Bridget Combs says:

    Love seeing the architecture in Sienna

  156. Jill Myrick says:

    I am a fan of Bertolli via Facebook as Jill Myrick.


  157. Jill Myrick says:

    I am following Bertolli via Twitter as jlsc123.


  158. Jill Myrick says:

    This would be perfect for the next quiet night that my husband and I have together. It would make the perfect surprise dinner 🙂


  159. Jill Myrick says:

    My favorite scene in the video was when they were looking in the wine cellar for the wine bottle with the next clue.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.


  160. 6/3 tweet

  161. Jennifer gersch says:

    search in the wine cellar

  162. Dan Cortese eating all the potatoes he made. When did he get so orange???

  163. Ed Nemmers says:

    $15,000 for a bottle of wine? That was an interesting scene!

  164. Kristi C says:
  165. I love the scene with the downstairs wine cellar with tons of wine bottles throughout.

  166. Erica Best says:
  167. katie s. says:

    I loved seeing the HUGE wine cellar filled with dusty bottles that probably cost like $1000 each! Cool giveaway, thanks!

  168. My favorite parts are a tie between when they are in the wine cellar and the beautiful views of the Italian countryside

  169. april j says:

    I like when they’re searching for the wine

  170. LeesaWho says:

    I Like Bertolli on Facebook. LeesaWho

  171. LeesaWho says:

    I follow Bertolli on Twitter. LeesaWho

  172. LeesaWho says:
  173. LeesaWho says:

    I would plan a “Bistro Night” at home with my husband. You’ve got all the ingredients in the giveaway.

  174. LeesaWho says:

    Very Nice Giveaway. In the video, I like when the Chicken Marsala flames up. I could never do that in my kitchen!