Poetry

How to Prove You’re a Sophisticated Wine Drinker

19 July 2016

Line up ten glasses of cask wine

and let a priest bless just a few.

Then let an alcho (me) blind taste-test

the sanctity of each glass –

nuanced hints of holiness, full-bodied

spirits swirling in the plonk.

It would be blasphemous

to spit, so swallow instead,

by the tenth glass you’ll find God.


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