Calling all oenophiles and locavores and haiku writers. We have two free tickets to this fabulous food & wine event at the Paramount Theater on Sunday 9/23 at 5pm and we’re dying to give them away. With wine tastings and food provided by Fleurie, Petit Pois, Tempo, and Paradox Pastry, and a screening of the movie Sideways – “Merlot?!” – this sounds to be a delightful event.

To raise awareness about local wines, we’re awarding these tickets to the person who most eloquently waxes poetic about their favorite local wine or winery. Details below the flier.

Food & Wine & Sideways at The Paramount in Charlottesville, VA

To enter the competition, simply post a haiku or short poem about Virginia wine in the comments below or on our Facebook wall. Entries must be received by Friday, 9/21 at 12:00pm noon. We will announce the winner by 5pm on the same day.

What qualifies as an entry? Anything! Though we strongly suspect a haiku will take it. Here’s one to kick things off:

At the Paramount,
Eating, drinking, fooding, wine.
Paul Giamatti.

See how bad it can be? You can only improve on that. Best of luck!