Live Wine Blogging Haiku, from #WBC13

Live Wine Blogging Haiku, from #WBC13, Friday, June 7th …

(Live Wine Blogging, the SpeedDating/SpeedTasting hysteria that is inevitably one of the most challenging and memorable components of any Wine Bloggers Conference. A constant fierce parade of wine producers crashing in five-minute-intervals upon the beaches of your palate, each with a story, each with a deadline. Frenetic, intense, amazing. This year, for the first Live Wine Blogging session of #WBC13, I wrote every tasting note in Haiku form.)

Poplar Grove Pinot
Gris. Sturdy metal bouquet;
vivacity smiles.

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The phenolics of
vintage: aroma of time;
taste of memory.

What you taste in the
glass; what you feel of season;
this one? The Summer.

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Gray Monk Pinot Gris.
Earth is here, Sun is here; wine-
makers are here; in love.

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Black Hills Sauvignon
Blanc & Semillon; only
Canadian desert.

What is the taste of
suede? What is the color of
warm summer rainfall?

From Monster Vineyards;
a Riesling. Don’t be afraid,
good acid don’t bite.

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Cedar Creek Block Three; a
Riesling of place; a place of
sweetness; so subtle.

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Quails’ Gate Chenin Blanc.
Steel and Oak; both the field, and
the dream that grows there!

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Bench seven-seven-
five; as the season changes;
so the blend. Here now.

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Fandango: a dance
of couples; as with grapes, so
with love. Time to dance.

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What is the scent of
dance? What is the rhythm of
Fandango white wine?

“A pastry shop in
the nose,” popcorn in the cup.
Discipline of fun.

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Mount Boucherie Vin
Blanc; can it smell like pasta?
Or am I hungry?

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