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May 17, 2008

Wine Haiku

For wine lovers and poetry fans, check out The Red Wine Haiku Review. A sampling:

Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Suchots 1996 (France)
Like the final chord
Of Mahler's 9th symphony
A fade to silence

That sounds good. Or bad. I can't tell.

MacMurray Central Coast Pinot Noir 2005 (California)
Nursing home pinot
Blue haired ladies, plastic cups
Half-eaten meat loaf

Sounds yucky.

Sassoregale Maremma Toscana 2003 (Italy)
Really rough out front
Nasty Robitussin notes
Better left unsung

Unless you feel a cold coming on, I guess.

Cordier Chateau Andron 2000 (France)
Reminds me of 'Cats'
The show, not the animal
Andrew Lloyd Weber

Cats? Ha Ha Ha. You have no chance to survive drink your wine.

Royal Zin Cuvee Royall Zinfandel 'NV' (California)
This wine is a slut
Only one thing on her mind
And she's good at it

I think we found a wine for Casca.

Frei Brothers Dry Creek Valley Reserve Merlot 2002 (California)
A deep chocolate bomb
Merlot gets a bad rap, but
What does the crowd know?

I am NOT drinking any fucking Merlot!

Tierra Del Fuego 2004 (Argentinia)
Fresh for a second
Then chlorine and iodine
Fought for prominence


Smoking Loon Syrah (California) 1999
Tasty Big Round Fruit
And a surprising finish:
A Nestle’s Crunch Bar!

Smoking Loon usually disappoints, but that might have been interesting.

Posted by annika, May. 17, 2008 | TrackBack (0)
Rubric: Poetry


This wine is a slut

I think I'll have to try it as well.

Posted by: 08nagaer on May. 18, 2008

Cordier Chateau Andron 2000 (France)
Reminds me of 'Cats'
All your base are belong to
us. For great justice!

Okay I cheated. Sort of.

Please tell me your business cards have Annika "for great justice" %lastname% on them...

Posted by: Stew on May. 18, 2008

I've always loved anything with a generous nature. Lately I've been drinking vast quantities of Coppola Claret, Merryvale Starmont Cab, and the excellent Benziger Knights Valley Cab. Pair the Coppola and the Benziger with an appropriate meal (MEAT), starting with the Claret, and moving to the Cab. I stumbled into this combo, and found it delightful.

Posted by: Casca on May. 19, 2008

Of late, all I can do is drink pinot noir in small quantites, usually after two good Chevas Regal 18's.

Somehow, I figured out that the stuffy nose I had every morning was related to he cabs and merlots, so I have backed off them in favor of breathing.

Posted by: shelly on May. 19, 2008

Shelly, breath through your mouth. BTW it's the Behringer Knight's valley.

Posted by: Casca on May. 21, 2008

No comments on the current energy crisis? Rome is starting to burn, and we should take Nero's fiddle away...

Posted by: will on May. 24, 2008