A enchanting tour of wine to savor over the weekend.

Annika Perry


‘Wine is bottled poetry’ * declared Robert Louis Stevenson when visiting the vineyards of Napa Valley, California in the1880s and winemakers around the globe now seem intent on bringing that poetry and creativity to the very names and labels of their products.

A few years ago there was a proliferation of wonderful and weird names to both white and red wines and although a more sedate marketing has taken over the business, there are still some lovely evocative label names as well as the more unusual and peculiar.

A remarkable animal is celebrated in both the name and label of one South African wine. ‘Porcupine Ridge’ winepays homage to the nightly visitors to the vineyard when it welcomes the crested porcupines. Their formidable spines and quills form an impenetrable defence barrier as they arrive in the dark, snuffling for food around the vineyard, forest and fynbos (small belt of natural…

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About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

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      1. Bernadette, I found the link on my history – the book (Bottled Poetry. Verses from the Vine) is on the left side down the front page of the website for Vintage Wine Poems. Here is the link: http://vintagewinepoems.com.
        I hope your friends really like it – I would love to know what they think…and you’ve given me an idea for present for some of my friends too! 😀😃


    1. Many thanks, Micki – this was a lot of fun to write and i enjoyed placing the wine bottles around the garden for the photos! The quotes were a real help in giving me the start to the post when I was floundering how to begin. Likewise, many thanks to Bernadette, a gem in sharing on her blog. 😀🌻

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