26 August 2012

26August- A haiku-form primer on some of our lesser-known by-the-glass wine selections

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this has been going on the weekly list now for a little while but, for some reason, i haven't posted it here.
since we do like to play with obscure grapes and styles by-the-glass and sometimes the moment doesn't lend itself to asking for an explanation or description of them i started offering descriptions in haiku form on each of the beverage menus. i know what you're thinking : "why not the english sonnet, sam? you love the english sonnet" yes, i do love the english sonnet but i thought that a shorter format would be better.
maybe, in time, i'll change the format to the limerick.




A haiku-form primer on some of our lesser-known wine selections
White_____________________
GRÜNER VELTLINER
Light melon and grain
Focus into a bright and
Steely, dry, crisp wine.
COLOMBARD+ugni blanc
Mango, passion fruit
and orange rind finish dry
with some mild acid.
PINOT BLANC
Orange blossoms and
Honeydew play together
in this soft, bright wine
GEWÜRZTRAMINER
Rose petal, lychee
nose and a fresh, sweet entry.
Light acid; off-dry

Red________________________
GAMAY
Earth; red and dark fruit.
Minerals and bright acid.
Firm, fine-grain tannins.
TOURIGA-NACIONAL BLEND
Black tea and earthy
aromas. Dried fruit and a
clean, warming finish.
CABERNET FRANC BLEND
Rich, black cherry nose

and a full, spicy body.
Soft, tannic finish. 

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