It all started so innocently.
This past cold and snowy Monday, @coolchardonnay tweeted to @benchwineguy: “Noticed your new avatar. How are the little buds doing today?”
And @benchwineguy replied: “They are cold and scared today, just like me.”
So @coolchardonnay sent the following: “We are sending our warmest wishes to all our little buds in Niagara today.”
Pleasant enough little Twitter exchange. One of the really nice things about Twitter, in fact.
Then, one of the really amazing things about Twitter happened. Someone else joined in the conversation. That person was @RemyCharest, and all heck broke loose.
His first offering, at 12:49pm, was: “So I see you guys are all buddy buddy. #viticulturalpuns”
And at 12:56pm @coolchardonnay responded: “We are best buds.” And then it really took off.
12:57pm @RemyCharest And we’ll LEAF it at that.
1:03pm @coolchardonnay VINE by me.
1:05pm @benchwineguy It was almost like you two planned that?!
1:11pm @RemyCharest Not planned, but as you know, these viticultural things tend to happen in a ROW.
1:13pm @coolchardonnay Good answer! Guess that TIES it all up.
1:15pm @benchwineguy Cute … I wonder just how long you can continue this?
(Do I sense a challenge?)
1:18pm @coolchardonnay Afraid I’ve got a lot of other things to PLOUGH through. I’m BURIED!
1:22pm @RemyCharest Very busy too, but I’m pretty WIRED now!
1:26pm @coolchardonnay Good one. I’m DIGGING this.
1:40pm @RemyCharest Leaving hotel and wifi. Will POST more as soon as possible.
1:43pm @coolchardonnay CATCH you later. (That ‘post’ pun almost slipped by me!)
2:04pm @benchwineguy Nice … I have to go to work now … one of us has to make sure these viticultural terms are put to use.
3:08pm @coolchardonnay Oh SHOOT! Maybe later.
And then Tuesday morning, before @coolchardonnay had her first coffee, the guys were back at it.
7:06am @RemyCharest Yeah, I’ve got nothing more to POST, sorry.
7:21am @benchwineguy You mean to say you can’t “MUST”er up any more ideas?
(Yes, he was straying from viticultural puns into oenological puns, but they are pretty cool too!)
7:25am @RemyCharest I got discouraged. Didn’t think anyone was ROOTING for me anymore.
7:30am @benchwineguy And the winner by a NOSE is @RemyCharest
But @coolchardonnay couldn’t leave it alone.
12:40pm @coolchardonnay I’ve got a BUNCH more! There is still a lot of GROUND to COVER.
And here comes the best one of all …
5:17pm @RemyCharest Was that a POMACE or a threat?
5:30pm @coolchardonnay You win. That’s the best yet. What a FERTILE mind. (Of course, a little BS helps.)
5:49pm @benchwineguy LOL. That is the best one yet. Well done @RemyCharest.
We’re done (maybe) but if you are feeling inspired, TUCK in and tweet away, and don't HOEld back. Just remember to use the #viticulturalpuns hashtag so we can PICK our favourites.