The Sacred Oath of The Wine Century Club
February 15, 2009
By unanimous decree, the executive committee of the Wine Century Club has approved The Official and Sacred Oath of The Wine Century Club. All members are to recite it upon receiving their certificate or when using public transportation.
The Sacred Oath of the Wine Century Club
I Promise to honor the ways of Bacchus
God of wine, agriculture and madness
But to go easy on the madness
So as not to end up
Shouting at the walls
In a cheap motel
Outside of Poughkeepsie*
*For those outside of New York, Poughkeepsie is pronounced puh-kip-see
or is it
I praise to mimic
the dreadlocks of Baccus
Bearer of Agri-Cert
To go easy on fining and filtration
So as not to wake-up.
Shouting at the toast level
in Hungarian barrels
Outside the French Laundry.*
*for those of you outside the industry, the toast level in Hungarian oak is more important than the French Laundy.
The muse has struck!
Thank you Jeffrey for the beautiful poetry!
Nero D`Avola, Souzo, Toriga Nacional, Syrah, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Viognier, Brunello, Barolo, Petite Verdot, Albarino, Airen, Verdejo,Palomino, Pedro Ximenez, Temprenillo, Nebiolo, Mavrodafni, Xynomavro, Agiorgitiko, Carmenere, and Tannat.
are the grapes we shared tonight