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Vintner's Night Before Christmas

Recent photo of a Pinot-loving snowman courtesy of Kim Swicker of Airlie Winery in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

The harvest was perfect, the crush was A-1
Total production was up by a ton
The Pinot was all bundled
Up snug in French oak
Fermentation awakened amid memories of cold soak
Who will now buy it?
How will it be priced?
Will Parker anoint it?
Will the Prince be enticed?
Wait until morning
You’ve earned a respite
A cool glass of Pinot
And to all, a Good Night!

To all vintners and lovers of Pinot Noir, I wish you the best of Holidays

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