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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Nakano and Holland House Review & Giveaway!


I love cooking. I always make sure to have all sorts of cooking supplies in my kitchen. I have oils, vinegars, wines, spices and gadgets. One of cuisines I have not mastered yet is Asian food. I have tried and tried but can never get it right.

But now, with a little bit of practice and Nakano and Holland House products, I am doing so much better. I recently received some Nakano and Holland House products to review and put them to good use. I have always used Nakano and Holland House in my kitchen and I will continue using them. I adore the Nakano Rice Vinegar and the Holland House cooking wines.



I had never tried the other flavors of the Nakano Vinegars and they have quite a few. I tried the samples I received and I really like them. I found a recipe for a stir fry sauce and it worked really well with the Nakano and Holland House products.The sauce included fresh ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, honey, rice vinegar and white white. I used the Holland House sake instead of the white wine and it was delicious. The quality of these products is what I love. They are always good.



The vinegar is so tasty. I now use the Rice Vinegar with roasted garlic in my vinaigrette instead of regular red wine vinegar. It gives my food a pop. And, I cannot live without my Holland House cooking wines. I use regular wine sometimes but I like using the cooking wines because they are less harsh and give my recipes a smooth flavor. If you use regular wine, you have to be careful of a bitterness you do not get from the Holland House products.



I am a fan and will continue using these products. I am hoping that one day I will master the art of Asian cooking. These products are definitely a help!

I have a great giveaway courtesy of Nakano and Holland House. I have a variety of Holland House and nakano products for 5 winners!! Trust me, you want to enter this giveaway. You know the drill, enter below on the Rafflecopter widget.


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

244 comments:

  1. Any of the rice vinegars! If you cook a LOT....one uses vinegars a lot. I have never tried rice vinegar before! I think I should try it out, see the difference. I usually use cider vinegar and red wine vinegar.

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  2. Holland House red wine vinegar sounds good!
    Marie Shaff

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  3. I have used the Holland house wines and I do like them. I would love to try the vinegars. Patricia

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  4. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/491583571006459905

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  5. The Holland House Sake wine is new and different for me and I would love to try it.


    apoalillo {AT} hotmail dot com

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  6. The Holland House Italian Herb Red Wine Vinegar sounds like a great product!!

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  7. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/491628168772481024

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  8. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/491628168772481024

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  9. tweeted https://twitter.com/aliasr2/status/491637224140599298

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  10. I use Holland Red Wine Vinegar when I cook roasts or make salad dressing.

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  11. I want to try the Holland House balsamic vinegar!

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  12. Holland House Balsamic Vinegar looks good!

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  13. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/491652456636358656

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  14. Nakano Citrus Rice Vinegar, love anything citrus.

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    https://twitter.com/kdet62/status/491654320052387840

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  16. Holland House red wine vinegar is good.

    agnesye@hotmail.com

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  17. I'd love to try the rice vinegar...and the red wine vinegar
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  18. Wow! I love this giveaway. I use lots of different vinegars when I cook. I guess I'd like the red wine vinegar for this great lentil salad I've been making.

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  19. I would love to try the Holland House White Cooking Wine.
    Thank you!

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  20. The rice vinegar's sound great!

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  21. I've never used any of these, but I like trying new things. amysmeltzer21521@yahoo.com

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  22. I'd like to try the sake cooking wine from Holland House.

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  23. Holland House red wine vinegar sounds good!

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  24. The Sherry Cooking Wine is very lovely - esp pairing with all the meats and desserts!

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  25. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/Bless_Eliz/status/491721347785953280

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  26. The Holland House Malt Vinegar sounds good.

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  27. 7/22
    https://twitter.com/Zuzuz_Petalz/status/491736512216576000

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  28. Roasted garlic seasoned rice vinegar

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  29. I want to try the NAKANO - Basil & Oregano Seasoned Rice Vinegar.

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  30. I want to try the rice vinegar.

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  31. I want to try the NAKANO - Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  32. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/491824780761255936

    slehan at juno dot com

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  33. I like the Holland House Red Cooking Wine and use it all the time in soups and stews.

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  34. Holland House is my favorite, I like the Italian Herb Red Wine Vinegar.

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  35. I like the red cooking wine :) it goes well with my marinara sauce!

    (Sara.drexler[at]mail.northcentral.edu)

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  36. Tweeted
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  37. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/492027954709274624

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  38. I would like to try the red wine vinegar

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  39. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/492070888578105346

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  40. I want to try the Holland House balsamic vinegar!

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  41. Sherry Cooking Wine sounds good.

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  42. The Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar and the Italian Herb Red Wine Vinegar sound WONDERFUL!

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  43. Tweet: https://twitter.com/Dara_Nix/status/492165897772359680

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  44. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/492182916823134208

    slehan at juno dot com

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  45. White with lemon cooking wine sounds good to me

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  46. The Marsala cooking wine sounds delicious. I would love to try!

    Love3570@aol.com

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  47. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/492374514332733440

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  48. I would love the garlic infused vinegar!

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  49. The Marsala Cooking Wine looks good to me!

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  50. The Roasted Garlic Seasoned Vinegar looks good, I bet it would make a great salad dressing

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  51. i like the NAKANO - Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar

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  52. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/kdet62/status/492405127026724864

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  53. The red cooking wine. I use it in a few of my summer pasta salads.

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  54. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/fatmeatloaf1/status/492508875166208000

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  55. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/492546091439513600

    slehan at juno dot com

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  56. The red pepper seasoned rice vinegar i would love to try.

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  57. i want to try the NAKANO - Natural Rice Vinegar

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  58. i want to try the NAKANO - Natural Rice Vinegar

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  59. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/492775439463510016

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  60. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/492799559433592833

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  61. The Basil and Oregano Seasoned Rice Vinegar by Nakano.

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  62. My tweet: https://twitter.com/Jab2521/status/492804567453544448

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  63. Tweeted https://twitter.com/kdet62/status/493173991498989570

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  64. The Holland House balsamic vinegar looks fun to try

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  65. Holland House – Italian Herb Red Wine Vinegar!

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  66. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/493188256888922112

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  67. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/493190203066957825

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  68. The Citrus Seasoned Rice Vinegar sounds good to me!

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  69. https://twitter.com/choa4925/status/493424286288187395

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  70. I would love to try the Sake Cooking Wine! Will have to be on the look out for this!

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  71. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/kdet62/status/493503269235208192

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  72. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/493506297472364544

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  73. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/493506901296963585

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  74. https://twitter.com/Zuzuz_Petalz/status/493575396277776384

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  75. I'd love to try the Original Seasoned Rice Vinegar from Nakano.

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  76. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/kdet62/status/493865777561600001

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  77. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/493890074900041729

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  78. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/493919819373096960

    slehan at juno dot com

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  79. All of the Nakano and Holland house products sound good.

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  80. https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/494104767233155072

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  81. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/494111288713162752

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  82. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/494121547007684608

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  83. The Red Cooking Wine sounds good.

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  84. The Holland House Red Cooking Wine is something that I would use. Chicken with mushrooms and zucchini cooked in red wine is a house favorite in my home.

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  85. Holland House Red Cooking Wine would be on top of my list for weekly cooking.

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  86. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/494242048552075265

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  87. Rice Vinegar with Roasted garlic - I could really do something with that.
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    {in the contest I am Margot Core on the Rafflecopter}

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  88. https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/494456169805541376

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  89. The white cooking wine would be nice

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  90. I think the "NAKANO - Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar" sounds good.

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  91. Tweeted 7/30
    https://twitter.com/kdet62/status/494585472903966720

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  92. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/494617522142838785

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  93. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/494639645485846529

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  94. https://twitter.com/Zuzuz_Petalz/status/494658571796107264

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  95. https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/494816600613060608

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  96. I have used a lot of Holland House cooking wines but have never seen the Sake cooking wine. I would like to try it.

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  97. I tweeted https://twitter.com/upstatmissy2/status/494872242434498561

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  98. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/494880100521762818

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  99. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/494985411219820546

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  100. Tweeted 7/31
    https://twitter.com/kdet62/status/495005135899082752

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  101. Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar, Roasted Garlic

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  102. https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/495175710097432576

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  103. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/495200122049818625

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  104. I think the Nakano Citrus Rice Vinegar sounds really interesting.

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  105. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/495312162005344256

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  106. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/kdet62/status/495331599337422849

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  107. https://twitter.com/Zuzuz_Petalz/status/495355876438310912

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  108. I use the Holland House Red cooking wine for marinades.

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  109. https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/495564922604888064

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  110. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/495575918413238273

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  111. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/495706533406064641

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  112. The Basil & Oregano Seasoned Rice Vinegar sounds good.

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  113. I would love the Holland House Italian Herb Red Wine Vinegar

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  114. https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/495928185943371776

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  115. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/496081470138486784

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  116. https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/496237915211460608

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  117. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/496361259973873664

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  118. The Nakano Balsamic Blend Seasoned Rice Vinegar sounds really good. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

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  119. I tweeted giveaway. https://twitter.com/flipper211/status/496392655752814593

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  120. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/496414022460121088

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  121. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/496457492100960256

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  122. Holland House Red Wine Vinegar
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  123. https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/496624968403132417

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  124. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/496665417629192192

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  125. I would love to try the Holland House Sake Cooking Wine. My boyfriend makes a dish that requires that, but we've never been able to find it in our town!

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  126. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/496787842035503104

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  127. I like the NAKANO - Mango Seasoned Rice Vinegar.

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  128. https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/496986741819965440

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  129. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/497019455361142784

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  130. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/497137473235861504

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  131. NAKANO - Original Seasoned Rice Vinegar.

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  132. https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/497360613257912320

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  133. Tweet: https://twitter.com/Dara_Nix/status/497399394644525056

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  134. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/497436724436291584

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  135. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/497440523716530176

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  136. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/497522078677880832

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  137. https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/497699613533433857

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  138. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/497756780034666496

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  139. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/497889772153499648

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  140. The Nakano Citrus Seasoned Rice Vinegar sounds great!

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  141. i would like the natural rice vinegar the most

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  142. https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/498083400553472000

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  143. The White w/ Lemon Cooking Wine sounds like a nice time saver.

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  144. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/498222645779779585

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  145. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/498234413822394368

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  146. I would love to try the Holland House balsamic vinegar.

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  147. https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/498449223151386624

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  148. The Basil and Oregano Seasoned Rice Vinegar

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  149. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/498581657687842816

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  150. https://twitter.com/Hiker1717/status/498585400869675008

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  151. I like Holland's House Balsamic Vinegar!

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  152. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/498845010184253441

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  153. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/498897718404603904

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  154. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/498975429131132930

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  155. I would love to try the Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar

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  156. I would love to try the Holland Wine Vinegar

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  157. https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/499175643876032512

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  158. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/499209639724994560

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  159. I would like the Holland House red wine vinegar.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  160. Marsala Cooking Wine would be great for us.
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  161. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/499324769238384640

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  162. the herb red wine vinegar sounds amazing.

    danielle marie xdanimarie(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  163. Tweet: https://twitter.com/Dara_Nix/status/499598543712448512

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  164. I'd like to try the roasted garlic rice wine vinegar.

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  165. Any of the rice wine vinegar's would be great to try.

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  166. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/499661181464756225

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  167. I would like to try the White Wine with Lemon, I'll bet it would be good with chicken.

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  168. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/499795507015712768

    slehan at juno dot com

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  169. The Italian Herb Red Wine Vinegar sounds good to me!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  170. The Roasted Garlic Seasoned Vinegar sounds good.

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  171. Tweet: https://twitter.com/Dara_Nix/status/499892891242606592

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  172. I think the Roasted Garlic and the Herb Vinegars sound good.

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  173. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/499947582177550338

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  174. The Holland House Italian Herb Red Wine Vinegar sounds good.
    Jennifer Rote

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  175. The Holland House – Italian Herb Red Wine Vinegar sounds great!

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  176. The NAKANO - Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar sounds good to me.

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  177. I would love to try the Italian Herb Red Wine Vinegar.
    heymissvirginia at embarqmail dot com

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  178. The Holland House Sake Cooking Wine sounds good to me!

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  179. The Italian Wine Red Wine Vinegar by Holland House sounds really good.

    fooks213(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  180. I would love to try the Holland House italian herb red wine vinegar I would use that on a lot of food.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  181. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/MsCarolsueA/status/500201649713844224
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  182. https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/500243179514253312

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  183. I'd love to try the NAKANO Citrus Seasoned Rice Vineager. Thanks.
    sweepster49 at comcast dot net

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  184. i would like to try the Italian Herb Red Wine Vinegar

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  185. roasted garlic rice vinegar

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  186. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/500281188355801088

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  187. I'd like to experiement with the Sake Cooking Wine.
    Thanks!

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  188. The Champagne Vinegar sounds good.

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  189. The sake cooking wine looks very good!

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  190. i would love to try the Holland House balsamic vinegar

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  191. The Sake cooking wine sounds awesome!

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  192. Holland House Balsamic Vinegar!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  193. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/500383335378477057

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  194. Almost no other cooking flavor goes in my cart each week . Nearly all their products are perfect in preparing some of the greatest dishes. On the other hand, I miss having their white wine in my local super market. There is, therefore, room for me to keep making some of the greatest dishes...

    I would love to win this and their white wine being its the hardest to get in my super-markets.

    White Mushrooms in Marinated in Garlic and Lemon Juice & Cream(optional) then cooked in Olive Oil and their White Wine! Thus I'd add carrots in honey & almond sauce Three Cheese Mashed Potatoes with sour Cream & Garlic and Pot Roast marinated in Sherry for 3 hours (45 min each side) then sautee onions (Once golden remove) then add the meat (sea salt & pepper each side) followed by cream of mushroom soup - mix with this great stuff thats on the pan's bottom!

    computertech2you@live.com

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  195. https://twitter.com/web_romeo/status/500393745771401216

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  196. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/500437250136489984

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