We had some fine limericks in response to our most recent Spectator Wine Club competition in which we asked readers to come up with a limerick that included one, any or all the names of our seven partner wine merchants.
There are honourable mentions going to Dejeniera Pygott in Canada for managing to rhyme ‘party’ with words other than ‘tarty’ and Tony Lenton whose champagne-sipping with frisky Jane led to his cork popping (there were some deliciously rude limericks far too blue to publish on a family website like this).
The outright winner, though, was Edward Fox-Ingleby of London. Not only because he managed to stretch his limerick out to two verses, but also because he was the only entrant who managed ambitiously to include the name of all seven of the Spectator Wine Club’s partner merchants.
Edward’s limerick is published below and he receives two complimentary tickets to the Epicurean, the brand new drinks event showcasing artisanal wine, boutique spirits and craft beers alongside fine food producers which takes place on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 October at The Truman Brewery, Shoreditch.
The Spectator Wine Club is tops,
Where every fine connoisseur shops.
Our seven wine partners
Are no kindergartners
But vinously top of the pops.
So roll out the bunting and banners
For Berrys’, the Wine Co and Tanners,
Yapp and PC
Well versed in wine’s mores and manners.