'Twas the Wines Before Christmas
'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The racks in the cellar were stocked with great care
Awaiting rich pairings with holiday fare.
All children were nestled snug in their beds,
As their moms and dads dreampt of rosés and reds.
The Malbec in the cellar with the Pinot and Cab
Awaited a place in St. Nick's mailbag
When up above the cellar there rose such a clatter
The mice scurried away with a quick pitter-patter
And what to the wondering wines should appear
but the old man smiling with his usual cheer
His eyes—how they twinkled! his dimples, how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
He brushed off the cobwebs with soot-tarnished hands
And chose wines to take to all far-off lands.
A Dolcetto for Gepetto in rural Tuscany
A Barbera for Barbara in big NYC
Ferrario for Frederick in Florida so warm
And Port for the sailors caught in a storm
And as he gazed at those favored Rubino wines,
He looked at his list, smiled, and siged,
Oh Moscato, Oh Magnums, Oh Tuscano, Oh Brut!
Plus Amuleto and Night Owl, to give on my route!
Bottles in hand, he made way to his sleigh,
The reindeer were ready to be on their way.
He arranged the cargo and cleared out a section
For Proprietary Red and the Landmark collection.
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight—
“Buon Natale to all, and to all a good night!”
Happy holidays from all of us at Rubino Estates Winery!
Poem based on "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement Clarke Moore
As a holiday treat, you can purchase a case of our Dolcetto for only $99! Available for a limited time.