Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Orchestration of Wine




A soothing concerto
 is set in motion
The conductor leads
Players with instruments ready.
Break, cut, remove
bitter
stems, leaves, and raisins.

Plump, succulent, vine ripened
California Grapes – sugar sweet.

Crusher cranks and cracks
In smooth symphony
As fresh scent of earthy grape 
pervades the crisp air –
And batch after batch
Of stemmed clusters
Fill the pails, pungent.

Full week of Fermentation
And many months of stacking

Till simple grape turns to luscious wine.


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