Similar stuff, I guess. Working at a small winery last week here in Ulster County, NY reminded me of images I'd made a few years ago while on holiday in California. Made the same detail images of Cabernet-Sauvignon grapes on the vine in Napa Valley. In additional to having the owner of the winery giving me a "swirl" of his product in the tasting room, I thought of the same resulting images when I asked a sommelier in a swank Manhattan eatery to do the same in their wine cellar a few years ago, while on assignment for the NY Daily News. Although I'd lit her up with two portable strobes, one into an umbrella and the other as a faint background fill-light, both images have the same nice, simple feel to them. "bon appétit" -cg.
Gamay Noir grapes on the vine at Whitecliff Vineyard in Gardiner on Friday, September 12, 2008.
Ripe Cabernet-Sauvignon grapes on the vine at Trefethen Winery in Napa, CA. August 2004.
Michael Migliore, owner of Whitecliff Vineyard swirls a glass of Gamay Noir in the vineyard's tasting room in Gardiner, NY on Friday, September 12, 2008.
Erin Sullivan, the Sommelier at Del Frisco Double Edge Steak House in Manhattan displaying a $21,000. magnum of Chataeu Mouton-Rothschild in one of the restaurant's glass enclosed and climate controlled wine cellars on Tuesday, November 15, 2005.