Fumie's Sphere

Insights into the worlds of winemaking and nature

We’re Celebrating Our Triple Win and More! April 2, 2014

Filed under: At The Winery — Thorpe Vineyard @ 9:02 pm

ImageThorpe Vineyard is excited to announce that we received 1 Silver and 3 Bronze Medals for our newest wines in the 2014 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition!!

We were awarded: SILVER for our Georgia Sampson Rosé “Murdered”, BRONZE for XXV, BRONZE for Oliver Curtis Perry White “Insane,” and BRONZE for Big Ed Kelly Red “Robbed!”

In the competition there were…
Wines entered: 3756
Countries entered: 20
States entered: All 50!
Canadian Provinces entered: 6

There was also 75 of the World’s top judges from 16 countries!

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Coming Spring

Filed under: Nature — Thorpe Vineyard @ 8:56 pm

I picked another old poem from my library to long for the spring. It was written in February 1983 during my last spring in Tokyo before heading for Oswego in September. “Daphne” in this poem is an evergreen shrub of Chinese origin, , that is praised for its small fragrant flowers. It’s probably too cold here to grow them outdoors, but does anyone know if they are available now in the U.S.??Image

 

Coming Spring
by Fumie Thorpe

Periodic precipitation is
a sure sign of spring.
Each raindrop must be encouraging
the greens to burst in the soil.

 

The north wind is howling; though,
the sun is shining through the city streets.
The florets of the Daphne have just started to show their white interiors
as if to fill my sight with their scent already.

 

It makes me feel dizzy somehow when
I think of the best of the spring;
that is promised to arrive here

 

from as far as where our dreams go
to embrace us all with the flowers and songbirds;
and nothing more than the blessing of that southerly breeze.

 

 
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