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Archive for March, 2010

Plummy round mounds of earth

She sensed musky violets

When the woman in warm leather passed

Juicy, so fresh it’s sour fruit

Tannins settled like dust on her shoes

In a sharp embrace

She took her tart and leapt

Leaving berries in her wake.

2001 Cuilleron Saint Joseph Les Serines

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Last week, Caitlin and I met at her favorite wine bar–Xicala

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Red and black

Fruit in a clay vessel

Underground

Acidity like

Moonlight beaming

Mas Foulaquier Pic Saint Loup les Tonnillieres  2007

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Barolo 2005

Twenty-five bottles

Small black grapes

The mighty nebbiolo

Six villages

Like bedded lovers in spring day light

La Morra, Verduni, Barolo,

Castiglione Falletto,

Serralunga and Monforte.

Cru Wines include famed Cannubi

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I have a piece in the March/April 2010 issue of Edible Manhattan titled, “Trailblazer: Remembering an accidental vintner who put Hudson Valley Wine on the map.”

I never had the pleasure of meeting Ben Feder of Clinton Vineyards, but it seems he was a lovely man.  You can read more about Ben here.

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Friday, she came to the Expo to drink

Hoping to shed cells like snake’s skin

Because toxic memories aren’t worth being kept

And it’s better to spit venom (and not wine)

When vexed.

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