UPDATED: Contest winner announced below
I've got another giveaway contest here, so sharpen your pencils, haiku fans.
The tickets are for the Donkey & Goat Winery Open House in Berkeley. I really like the Donkey & Goat wines. They're very European-style, never overripe, fermented with wild yeasts. The Chardonnay is one of the most Chablis-like you'll find in California, and the Syrah is an earthy wine with real character. And owners Tracey & Jared Brandt are fun people, so I'm sure this will be a blast.
I'd go myself, but I'll be in Burgundy (it's a tough job but somebody has to do it). So I'm giving my tickets away to whoever writes the best haiku that includes either "donkey" or "goat." This should be more of a challenge than it seems, as most urban folks who are close enough to attend the tasting aren't around a lot of donkeys and see goats only on menus.
Donkey & Goat Winery Open House
Saturday, March 20 1 p.m. -- 5 p.m.
2323 B 4th St., Berkeley
Taste 7 new wine releases, eat goodies from new Berkeley restaurant Locanda da Eva, and enjoy jazz played by the Michael LaMacchia Trio.
(If you don't trust your haiku skills, click here to buy a $20 ticket)
Write the best haiku that includes either the word "donkey" or "goat." Put it in the comments below.
The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Berkeley time on Wednesday, March 17.
I will announce the winner promptly afterward. It is YOUR responsibility for making sure I know who you are so I can get your name to Tracey and Jared. You might want to leave your Google profile open so I can check it. On my last contest I had to award the tickets to a runner-up because I couldn't contact the winner, so do keep that in mind.
I'm declaring the Mourvedre lover the winner. I like the subtlety of the donkey reference; that's in keeping with the Japanese aesthetic. Congratulations and enjoy the tasting.