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Author Name: FreeTomahawk 4 Comments
Date Added: June 12, 2013 16:06:52 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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In Vino Veritas
I am a man of simple pleasures....
Enjoying life in merry measures
 
And when it comes time
For me to sit down and dine
 
I select one of my many treasures
 
 
Tis true, I'm a wine connoisseur
My cellar's kept well stocked, for sure
 
The only dilemma in sight
Is which wine, on a given night
 
Very much like taking a world tour
 
 
 I always have a great variety on hand
From Gekkeikan to Dom Perignon Grand
 
And the joy that these bring
Always makes my heart sing
 
I'm forever looking for new wines to land
 
 
With dinner, there's Bardolino and Valpolicella
In Italian, I praise....du se bella!
  
They're dry reds, with a very nice finish
With rich food, their taste don't diminish
 
Welcome members of my humble rathskeller
 
 
 Sometimes, I choose a good old Chianti
The pride of any old school pezzonavante
 
It's robust flavour is always ready
For osso bucco or spaghetti
 
An all purpose red, so elegante
 
 
 White wines are something quite unique
Like night and day, to red wines, I did speak
 
A fine Soave or a fruity Chablis
Is more than acceptable to me
 
When dining on seafood, prepared in Greek
 
 
 Now champagne is in a class by itself
There's many cases I keep on the shelf
 
For with the bubbly, you see
There's always a party, to be
 
When I drink it, I have lots of help
 
 
 There's the varietal wines, a great pleasure
To be drunk anytime, at my leisure
 
Napa Valley produces the best
So, I put them all to the test
 
A Cabernet or Sangria I enjoy, at full measure
 
 
 Desert or Ice wines, are most intriguing
When a sweet after dinner wine, I am seeking
 
A Vidal Blanc or Zinfandel Port
Is magnificent....just the right sort
 
To relax with and sip, slowly speaking
 
 
 At bedtime, I partake in Napoleon Brandy
My crystal snifter I always have handy
 
A case or two, I always keep
To give me a good night's sleep
 
Courvoissier or Hennesey, are just dandy
 
 
 I could go on and on, in my joy and praise
Of all wines and the good feelings they raise
 
So I say in reverance, without any sass
In wine there's truth, in vino veritas
 
I raise my glass once again....happy days!
 
 
 
 
 
Author's Notes:
Written in limmerick style and meter, I wanted to capture the true spirit of wine....in it's it's glory and splendor. Cheers!
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Comments:
Comment By: FreeSavannah Collins on July 7, 2013 09:10:21 AM Report
I am far from a wine connoisseur as well, but this made me want to try it Ha Ha. This was very original, very impressed. -Savannah
Comment By: PremiumLindaM on June 14, 2013 04:06:21 AM Report

I am not a wine connoisseur by any means, but this charming write makes me wish I were.

I enjoy a glass of white wine or champagne from time to time, and thanks to you I wish I had some now.   :-)

Linda

Comment By: FreeDean on June 13, 2013 05:56:42 AM Report

WOW Len, An excellent tribute to man's beloved drink and its lovers. What a success. It makes me to just drink, drink, drink, have a bite and then just drink. Nicely composed with such a wonderful collection of our majestic drink. Thank you and Cheers bro.....

~Dean 

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on August 28, 2011 08:01:03 AM Report


Wonderful...wonderful poem of wines and all the tasty cool

and refreshing bountys of life simple pleasures..

A great wine for every event of our lives...  This makes me thristy and its only morning....





 


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