I came across this poem by Paul Shillam when I stopped by the Two Vintners release this past weekend. Paul and his wife Violette wrote this after spending a day bottling some Covington Cellars and Two Vintners wines a few weeks ago.Workin’ the Bottlin’ Line Paul L. Shillam Workin’ the bottlin’ line The rhythm of the bottles clankin’ And keeping time As we’re workin’ on the bottlin’ line. The smell of the wine Laughter in the air; Such camaraderie Is very rare. Watching the wine flow Makes me want to go To the end of the line To get a taste of the wine. Watching the labels rolling on Cases of wine to be shipped beyond Warehouse fills, cases stacked on, Soon the cases will all be gone. Syrah, Lola, and Pepperbridge Merlot Bottled, labeled, soon to go Production stops, the day is ‘fino’ Time to go enjoy some vino. End of shift, then we begin the fun; Eating, laughing and pourin’ Some of the fruit of the vine Comin’ off the bottlin’ line. Another crush is right behind Grapes awaitin’ to change to wine It’s only a matter of a short time, ’Til I’ll be working the bottlin’ line! Dedicated to the Two Vintners, Covington Cellars, and the bottling crew of August 27th, 2010.