Monday, 28 July 2014

Win! Leaning Tower of Pisa Espresso Cups!


I'm just back from a blissful holiday and to cheer myself up I thought it was about time for another little giveaway here at Vinspire.

Unfortunately, my travels didn't make it as far as my beloved Italy (I got as far as Norfolk), but now I can basically pretend I'm there thanks to these cute Leaning Tower of Pisa Cups from Menkind! (I can also pretend I'm a giant...)


As soon as I saw them they made me smile - they're basically cute little white ceramic cups that are perfect for an espresso or dips, but when they stack they form a brilliant wobbly homage to a certain well-loved leaning tower.

Photo: Justin Ellis (CCL)
They might look a little on the unsteady side (yep, I was worried too), but their design means there's no chance of them toppling over, (much like the real tower, I suppose...) so they'll be safe to show off on your kitchen side. And if you can't afford to visit the actual tower, now you can take one of those 'look, I'm holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa' selfies in your own home... Just me? Oh, okay.

As a major Italy fan (and someone who is actually part Italian, not that I've mentioned that a million times or anything) I just think they're super cute and I'd love to bring them out for after dinner espressos or green tea when I have friends over.

Come to think of it, I could think of a fair few friends they'd be the perfect gift for - which is handy, because they're only £19.99 for the whole stack of six. So it gets a big TICK for value for money too.

I think you get the idea for how much I love them now, and when I saw them I asked Menkind if they'd let us give one of them away and they kindly agreed, so here's your chance to win a set of these Leaning Tower of Pisa cups of your very own!

To enter, please just do any (or all!) of the following:

  • Share this post on Twitter using the hashtag #VinspireMenkind or retweet our giveaway tweet.
  • Like the giveaway post on our Facebook page (and be a liker of our page!) and comment underneath the post telling us what your favourite thing about Italy is.
  • Comment under this post telling us your favourite thing about Italy.
The competition is open until Tuesday 5th August at noon - we will pick an entry at random and announce the winner by Wednesday 6th August. Good luck!


(Small print: This giveaway is only open to UK residents (sorry, overseas readers!) and entrants must be aged 18 or over. The giveaway closes at midday on Tuesday 5th August and late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances. You may enter once each on Twitter and Facebook, but any further entries will be disqualified. The Leaning Tower of Pisa cups were donated to Vinspire by the lovely guys at Menkind and they have in no way paid us for our opinions - we contacted them to ask about a giveaway after we fell in love with the cups! Unfortunately, none of the Vinspire team is eligible to win the prize (boo!). The winner has 24 hours to come forward, or we'll give the prize to someone else (sorry!) If you have any questions, feel free to email us.)

82 comments:

  1. its got to be the food!! so many different flavours!!! :)

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  2. Easy! The people.

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  3. oh definitely the ice-cream

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  4. The scenery - beautiful!

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  5. the peroni the pizza and the people

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  6. so difficult but I really love the food

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    1. Hi Vanessa, you're our lucky winner, hooray! Please can you email us your delivery address and phone number at vinspireUK AT g mail DOT com? :-)

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    2. Thank you so much! I've emailed you and I hope you've received my message! I hope it's not too late to claim my prize as I just received the message! :D

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  8. has to be the food!

    @ashlallan

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  9. Everyone buzzing about on scooters

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  10. Vincenzo Nibali

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  11. Love the cheese: Mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan, gorgonzola - all fab.

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  12. The hot chocolate- I tried to make my own using a recipe from the internet but it didn't taste anything like the authentic Italian version.

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  13. Italians' warmth and charm ;-)

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  14. Gotta be the food - pizza and pasta, oh yes with their wine

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  15. The food & scenery

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  16. It has to be the food for definite

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  17. The ancient ruins at Pompeii and Herculaneum. They are incredible and visiting them is emotional, yet fascinating. Many of the mosaics, paintings and items of pottery have survived giving us an incredible insight into the every day lives of these people. As you walk through the streets, you can imagine the horrors of the day Vesuvius erupted.

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  18. The coffee! Plentiful and strong!

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  19. Definitely the food - I still think about it and it's the main reason my husband always gives for us to go back!

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  20. has to be the food pasta and risotto or coffee and tiramisu

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  21. Risotto is my total favourite food :)

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  22. Pomodori....ripe, beautiful and bursting with Italian sunshine!

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  23. I love Cinque Terre, there is beautiful scenery.

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  24. Its got to be the food, pasta, pizza and ice cream yum! oh and lets not forget the men, there not too bad either ;)

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  25. The Food but also how beautiful everything is :)

    @jamiecomps

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  26. has to be the food! freshly cooked pizza mmmm

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  27. I love Venice in Italy so unique in its own right. I visited there briefly 2 years ago and would love to return.

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  28. My favourite thing about Italy is the passion.
    Passion for family, food, fashion, cars, and of course coffee. :)

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  29. darren longthorne4 August 2014 at 15:04

    the people the food the countryside the style

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  30. I should say the food, but have you seen those Italian Polizia? very tasty indeed, ....

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  31. the food and how they eat it families coming together to meet and eat and enjoy each others company

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  32. the food and the way they come together as families to enjoy eating and chatting

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  33. I fell in love with Florence and love the view from Piazza Michaelangelo

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  34. One thing? Oh jesus... the food! But also the people.. and the places.. oh god.

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  35. The home made gelato from a family run business.

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  36. The super fresh & tasty food & drink

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  37. They people, they're so romantic. :)

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  38. I love the language, it is so beautiful and musical

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  39. The food definitely!

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  40. The amazing people who come from Italy and the strong family values x

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