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Write a Limerick by March 17th, Win Tickets to Rhone Rangers

Annual Rhone Rangers Tasting in San Francisco is certainly one of rhonerangers.jpgJust a reminder, folks. You have until March 14th at Midnight to write a limerick about Rhone wines, which is your entry ticket to a raffle of tickets to the Rhone Rangers tasting that's coming up here in San Francisco on March 25th.

Come up with a limerick, and you'll get a chance to win a free ticket to the grand tasting. I'll pick two names out of a hat from those who enter. Here's a refresher on the rhyme form:

There once was a wine from the Rhone
Who hated to be all alone
He dreamed of recitals
With multiple varietals
And so he got Chateauneuf on the phone.

Take your best shot by March 17th (why did he choose that day, I wonder?) and we'll give away a couple of tickets.

Comments (12)

John wrote:
03.11.12 at 8:07 PM

A proper Monsieur from Mersault
Sought to redeem a loose Flo
He arranged for a Mass
For the Rhone-drinking lass
And admonished, "You mustn't Cinsault!"

Ruth Lieu wrote:
03.11.12 at 9:19 PM

My husband is a wine critic
You'd think that he'd be tired of the acidic
Despite tasting thousands of wines
He comes home excited with recent finds
It's a passion, and only occasionally analytic

lori wrote:
03.11.12 at 10:18 PM

Taste a Cotes du Rhone
lush with red grape
or a fine varietal
of Chateau neuf du Pape

Oh take me home
where the wine lovers roam
I'll sip a Viognier
in the Rhone Valley air.

Gina wrote:
03.12.12 at 9:55 AM

A young man loved to drink his grenache
in his wine glass you could hear it slosh
he never did spill
while continuing to swill
he did it with quite a panache

03.12.12 at 10:10 AM

There once was a woman named Ruth
Who lived in a telephone booth
She drank St. Joe all day
And gargled Saint-Péray
But died with an ache in her tooth.

Jaimie wrote:
03.12.12 at 10:59 AM

Both to the North and South of Rhone
grow grapes that are widely known.
From Mourvèdre to Syrah
Winos unite to Hurrah
for every sip melts hearts of stone

Big Frank wrote:
03.12.12 at 12:15 PM

Which bite is right for Rhone AOC?
Lamb & fish both agree
If the year is OK
All want to play
If not it's just bourgeoisie!

Steve wrote:
03.12.12 at 1:07 PM

There once was a syrah from Gigondas
Who liked to be poured in a glass
When asked if it knew
Why it was so subdued
It replied, "Parker, you jerk, kiss my ass"

Tom wrote:
03.14.12 at 5:59 AM

Vinsobres is the newest Rhone cru,
A name that few people knew.
It means "Sober Wine."
How's that for a line?
But it's tasty and elegant, too.

Harry Fisher wrote:
03.14.12 at 2:59 PM

Once lived a man in Cairanne
He walked with the help of a cane
A sip of good juice
Rendered him looser than loose
And one day he wandered off in the rain

Rich wrote:
03.14.12 at 8:27 PM

A man from Japan who drank Grenache
Put Syrah in his glass for panache
But when Mourvedre he poured
He was totally floored
He cried, "This too good to dlink aRhone"

John wrote:
03.18.12 at 12:22 PM

I thought I was first to post a limerick but it never showed up here:

A proper Monsieur from Mersault
Attempting to redeem a loose Flo
Commissioned a Mass
for the Rhone-drinking lass
and admonished, "You mustn't Cinsault!"

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