And The Winners Are…



Congratulations to Mary-Carol Riehs and Matt Dayton, winners of our 24-hour free tickets to Pinot Days tomorrow at Navy Pier. Mary-Carol whipped up this lovely little poem:


Once upon a Thursday dreary, as I bailed water, weak and weary,
Salvaging books full of forgotten lore,
Whilst I mopped, energy sapping, wishing I could be a-napping,
Dream of Burgandies I could be lapping,
Only this, a Pinot Noir.
Soggy boxes, scent like foxes, Are they truly full of rock-ses?
Shove that mess across the floor.
Loss of books, oh my, the sorrow! What will get me through tomorrow?
A quaff so elegant, delicate, scent of black currant it seeks to borrow,
Only this, a Pinot Noir!


And kudos to Matt, who came up with this clever haiku (5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables):


I’m a Pinot Fan
Russian River cools the grapes
Drinking wine is fun


You both win a pair of tickets to the event, which runs tomorrow from 12 – 5 p.m. You will be receiving an email link shortly. For everyone else who would still like to attend, you can get 10% off the ticket price by entering HUNGRYHOUND13 in the discount code section when you order tickets online. Cheers!


  1. Mary-Carol Riehs

    April 19, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Wow!!! Thank you! The ending is a little tortured, but it was late and I was tired. But, thanks again, and I’m looking forward to tasting lots of lovely Pinots tomorrow.

  2. Matt Dayton

    April 19, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Thanks, Steve, For the Tix
    My wife is excited too
    We love your reviews

    All joking aside. Thanks a lot. We’re fired up.

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