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

What do you think?


  1. I praise to mimic
    the dreadlocks of Baccus
    Bearer of Agri-Cert
    and Monsanto
    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.

  2. 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

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