Polly

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Fussy About Wine

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… of a sudden, it’s realised …
Someone is fussy about wine.

‘I know you don’t like Pinot,’
She said.
It was agreed.
‘Are there any
‘Others you don’t like?’
‘Ach! … drink anything.’
‘Honestly?’
‘Well … not quite anything,
‘I love champagne,
‘… not keen on Pinot,
‘Loathe Merlot,
‘Love Shiraz, Chianti …
‘But hmmm … really,
‘A nice Sauvignon Blanc (cheap[ish]),’
(Very sheep[ish])
‘Nothing else … except …
‘Not Liebfraumilch …
‘They say it’s the dregs …
‘Not Moscato; too sweet …
‘Not Gros Plant; too dry …’

Someone is fussy about wine
And didn’t even know it.

Polly Robinson © 2012

French wine Pouilly Fume made from Sauvignon b...

French wine Pouilly Fume made from Sauvignon blanc in the Loire Valley. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Posted to dVerse poets Open Link Night 69 with Hedgewitch in the chair

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53 thoughts on “Fussy About Wine

  1. LOL! I am fussy about wine, actually. Usually I like it cheap and cheerful; clear, white, crisp and defnitely not oaked! I’m a Pinot Grigio kind girl, or a Soave will do me nicely. Lovely post!

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  2. It is easy to get fussy about things. Especially as you develop a taste. Then again you can just try and be fancy and go making things up. Something I never do (cough!).

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  3. LOL! Point taken! 🙂
    Do like a nice chardonnay… a la Bridget Jones, I guess…

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  4. Good fun, Polly. I’m with the comment – white, crisp and definitely not oaked! Also with the not always finding time to reply. Your post on the ash is spot on. They knew and ignored it – so right, but sadly, so late. Not you – them!

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  5. More snappy here and now, in the moment story telling. Your stuff is really developing well, Polly.

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  6. Ha! Your post made me smile. Not that I drink wine, I’m teetotal, but sometimes people are fussy about things and they are the last ones to know. Loved your post. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  7. apparently there are many of us out here drinking wine… i fall into the ‘think-i’m-not-fussy fussy” category. love this lilting write, Polly.

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  8. We like what we like, after all. Better to be fussy than to pretend and choke down something nasty, I say! Thanks for sharing tonight, Polly.

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  9. Hehe… I like my wine sweet, a little bubbly, but not too much. But then again, I don’t drink so have no problem with it at all….lol
    Thanks for the ‘fussy’ smiles

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  10. these days i dont drink much…one or two a year…and if wine it has to be sweet…a dessert wine…riesling….but the thought of this convo made me smile….nice word play as well…

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    • Mmmm … dessert wine, a nice 2003 Ch. Bertrande, Cadillac, Bordeaux Sweet perhaps? Something to savour, I’m told 🙂

      Good to see this made you smile, Brian ~ smiles ~ Polly

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  11. This fussiness was fun! Really enjoyed this, Polly…

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  12. heh-heh … thanks Gayle ~ hope that grandbabe is treating you well 🙂

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  13. This made me laugh, mostly at myself (I don’t drink but I’m ‘fussy’ about everything). Great word play and flow.

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  14. Oh, how I appreciated this one, having marked and racked another case just today. My palate is pretty easy-to-please… but don’t offer me a White Zin, Liebfraumilch or other Kool-Aid taste-alike!

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  15. smiles..love me a good glass of wine…red wine preferred and it has to be dry…smiles

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  16. I think most of us are fussy to a point–we know what we like and don’t like, and I have learned even if I do like it and the tannins give me a headache then I don’t like it anymore.

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  17. Hey, I’m not fussy–there’s just certain things I prefer over others. (Why drink Dewar’s when you can have a Talisker’s?) Anyway, what I drink is largely decided by the amount of money in my pocket. Great, fun read!

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  18. I’ll take the wine in the picture please. Cheers to your poem:)

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  19. In this part of France, one could easily become a “wine snob”, of course not me… This particular region grows two-thirds of all the grapes in France. It is not down to a particular wine but also which Cave produces it… 🙂 Wine is taken very seriously here. That being said, it is not difficult to find an excellent wine here and it does not have to be expensive. Have you ever tried Blanquette? YUMMY! I enjoyed the poem very much.

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    • Thanks for the tip about Blanquette, Lea, not a wine I’m familiar with … I shall try it … is it the one that the ubiquitous wiki tells me was invented by the monks of St-Hilaire in 1531?

      Perish the thought that you (or I) could be a wine snob 😀

      Glad you enjoyed ‘Fussy About Wine’ ~ thanks for visiting

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  20. Oh – and as long as it’s not Lambrini (gives me the hangover from hell!)
    actually – let’s just stick to Champagne 😀

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