BIG SHOT of the week
Saturday, November 15, 2008

This photo was taken at Smith Rock in central Oregon this past September. What makes this shot so fantastic is the way in which it beautifully demonstrates the effect of natural light on the landscape. It can without a doubt breathe life into an otherwise dull and comatose setting. On this day, the late afternoon sun could not have cast a more perfect shade of amber. I love it.



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My Wine Personality:
For the most part I’m a chardonnay, as I consider myself to exhibit a somewhat sunny and mellow disposition (most of the time), but because I find a tremendous amount of joy out of showering my two kids with hugs and kisses, I also possess the subtle sweetness often found in a riesling. But don’t be fooled. I love a great outdoor adventure and am willing to try anything once. This occasional display of boldness is thought to match that of a cabernet, whereas my appreciation for nature suggests that I have an earthy component to my personality—very characteristic of a merlot. (more)


“Wine rejoices the heart of man and joy is the mother of all virtues.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1771