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The Bibbers of Bibemus

6 Dec
2011

BIBEMUS

In Italy We Trust

Mount Etna is alive, will it erupt once more?

The air to be dust-laden and scorched

Hell could break loose within its core

Bringing havoc to everything it torched

The lava may flow over the mountain side

Destroying flora, fauna by its flood

Countless beasts may have bellowed and died

In forest-fires and the blazing mud

Beneath these dragon-like fires are sprung

New buds bursting for light

Vines all twisted in the baking sun

Crafting the vino we drink tonight

Interwoven by La Donna del Vino

Last week saw the inaugural tasting for an adoring Italian wine club called Bibemus. That’s Bibemus as in Latin for ‘we drink‘ and pronounced like an ol’ Scottish man saying ‘baby moose‘.

Initiated by Italophiles Matt Paul, Jane Faulkner, Anthony D’Anna and Krystina Menegazzo, the purpose of creating Bibemus was to act as an excuse to gather a group of Italian wine-adoring friends for an evening of entertainment via imbibing and dining.

That being our mission, the first evening held at Merchant in the Rialto…was a success. And the theme?

MOUNT ETNA

(Insert Tchaikovsky’s climactic ‘1812 Overture‘ music here)

Mount Etna eruption in 1989 - Photograph by Boris Behncke

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