Wine Poetry Slam: Cannonau

Posted October 06, 2015

Stacy Brody


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what if outside our window
we saw the Mediterranean
instead of the Atlantic?

what if we could live to 105?

let's start tonight
with a glass of wine
let's start with chopping herbs
i'll set the table

let's open a bottle
this wine sings
don't turn on the radio

saute the garlic in more than enough oil
an Italian always does
as if we grew olive trees in our backyard
add chick peas
         and let it simmer

dinner can wait
let's work on our first glass
let this wine sing
don't you want more?

let's start on our second

toast the sourdough bread
toast to us
toast to a century alive

we'll get there later
after dinner
after we don't clear the dishes
after we finish the bottle
there is nowhere to go but here


Stacy comes to Wine Library from the production side of the industry. After studying agriculture in college, she found herself working at a local winery and, at harvest season, snacking on as many Pinot Noir grapes as she could take before the winemaker noticed. She enjoys reading, hiking, and scoping out what's in season at the local farmers' markets.

Item: 89911

750 mL

Retail: $17.99

$10.95 per btl