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Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Red Wine Haiku Review

A fellow named Lane Steinberg has hit on a novel and efficient way to review wines: He writes strict 5-7-5 syllables per line haikus.

His site, the Red Wine Haiku Review, currently boasts just over 250 three-line reviews that range from inscrutable to laugh-out-loud funny.

Some examples:

201) Molly Dooker 'The Boxer' Shiraz 2005 (Australia)
A laughing monster
Rip roaring fat & muscle
Hundred pound baby

147) The Little Penguin Pinot Noir 2004 (Australia)
Poor Mr. Pinot
They went and cut out his brain
Now he just smiles

42) Julienas, DeBeouf (Beaujolais, France) 2003
Summer strawberries
Extracted & exploded
Juice squeezed from the sun

Haikus copyright © by Lane Steinberg.
M. Zane Grey, 7:52 PM