Sunday, February 17, 2008

Conviviality


I was looking through some of my recent photos today and particularly enjoyed this one of Marc Ollivier, at the Domaine de la Pepière. It’s not a particularly high-quality photograph, snapped quickly in low light with my little Canon PowerShot SD870 that I don’t even quite know how to use properly yet, but I like the way that it seems to capture the conviviality of the moment—a winter’s afternoon spent in front of a crackling fire, surrounded by friends, food and plenty of bottles. This is what wine is really about.

5 comments:

Brooklynguy said...

what's that you're eating...golden beets? braised shallots? chestnuts?

Peter Liem said...

Actually, I think that's somebody's napkin. It does look weirdly delicious in this photograph. But no, we were eating salmon that Marc had cured himself, pâtés that he had also made himself, and many, many oysters. To be washed down by 26 vintages of Muscadet (back to 1971).

Joe said...

It's the best party of the year, as far as I am concerned.

SFJoe

Brooklynguy said...

you live a sick life. truly sick.

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