NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 1, 2010) - America's culinary chops wowed judges once again during the fourth annual Rías Baixas Albariño Recipe Pairing Contest, a challenge that pairs amateur chefs' original recipes with Spain's famed white wine. This year, stakes were high with contestants vying for a chance to steal the limelight at the 36th Annual People's Choice Awards®, which took place on January 6 in Los Angeles, California.

Libby Walp of Chicago, Illinois took home the Grand Prize for her Shrimp in Spiced Broth recipe. Libby was awarded an all-inclusive trip to the 36th Annual People's Choice Awards® in Los Angeles that included dinner for two at The Bazaar restaurant at SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, a José Andrés project. Walp beat out over 250 entries in this year's competition with her quick, easy and budget-friendly recipe. "I feel that Albariño is the perfect accompaniment to this seafood dish as the wine possesses an acidity that balances the spicy broth beautifully," says Walp, "I was pleased to find out that the judges agreed with me and was thrilled to be rewarded with an amazing trip to the People's Choice Awards!"

Runners Up:

-- Sizzling Shrimp with Garlic Naan and Dipping Sauces by Jessie Grearson
   of Falmouth, Maine
-- Spanish Roasted Red Pepper, Almond and Manchego Flatbreads by Emily
   Hobbs of Ozark, Missouri

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