My 47-Word Essay for Regional #Wine Week

Regional Wine Week starts this Sunday, October 9, and runs through Saturday the 15th, all at We’re holding a little contest again. Last year it was haiku, and this year we are asking local wine fans to write a 47-word essay about local wine. Why 47 words? Because is all about wines from “the other 47” states — ie., not California, Oregon and Washington.

As a co-founder and board member of, I’m not eligible to win any of the prizes, but I thought I would try my hand at an essay anyway. Parsimony is not my strong suit, but here goes:

Mention local wine to connoisseurs of a certain age, and you’ll unleash a torrent of invective on how they are awful, and too expensive, and no one will buy them. They tasted local vino twenty years ago and calcified their minds. I hope I never grow old.

About Dave McIntyre

Wine columnist for The Washington Post, co-founder of, and blogger at Dave McIntyre's WineLine (
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2 Responses to My 47-Word Essay for Regional #Wine Week

  1. Wow. Who would have though you could have found a way to work The Who into regional wine?

  2. Pingback: Celebrating Regional Wine Week from Abroad in 47 Words « Drink What YOU Like

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