Litquake arrives in San Francisco on October 9th this year, departing October 17th, so don’t forget to join me for my 6th Annual Flight of Poets on Thursday October 15th! Featured wineries include Gundlach Bundschu, Hess Collection, Three Wine Co., LaFollette Wines, Tin Bar & Breathless.
To whet your palate, enjoy this poem by my friend Dean Rader, who is in the Department of English at USF, that was a finalist in the Caldwell Vineyard – Rocket Science Label Contest 2014.
Red is landing and launch, Orbit and origin, both cork and Crush. It’s motion, evolution, Kinesis. It’s fire and flight. Every color moves, but red Takes off, it rockets through Space, through science. Look: the Capsule is in your hand. Explore. Imbibe sun and skin, drink the Earth. You too can discover the New world; for in this realm, in this Cosmos, in this universe, Everything is wine.
And while you are feeling the wine vibe, chew on this little extra from Dean as well!
Take me over tongue over teeth over cusp cut and rim over skin Peel me back and push me down I want to go deep below body and bone beneath darkness and dirt and there raise me up to mouth on mouth on lip on tip I want to go deep I want to be squashed quashed and quelled I want to be crushed