Hi Everyone,

As I developed the idea to expand “Tell Me A Wine Story” into a regular column/video blog, I came up with the thought to do a wine-themed poetry contest. Winners will make a guest appearance on the video blog or an upcoming episode of The Grapes Unwrapped, and I have already been in contact with two locations, one in the burbs, one in the ‘Burg, about hosting a wine tasting/poetry slam evening.

So here are the rules…there aren’t many. You can write in any style, just about any length (lets stay away from Iliad-type lengths), as long as there is a wine theme to your creation. Email your entries (yes, entries…send as many as you like) to me by October 15. No purchase necessary, not open to employees of The Grapes Unwrapped (that would be me).

Along with possibly writing something, feel free to give me a name for the event. Im kicking around Trellis of Words, Word Pour and Word Crush, so far.

I look forward to reading you.