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Vin Rouge

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Talena L. Queen
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Vin Rouge

Je parle vin

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

as long as it is red

Zinfandel, Syrah, Shiraz

with meals or alone

wine is the secret dream of the grape

none want to wither on the vine or jelly.

The grape wants to be loved

Le raisin veut être aimé

Malbec, and Pinot Noir,

Desire to be held on the palate for a while

They like the swish of the tongue

 and flutter of the eyes

Just before the swallowing.

le vin c'est la vie

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