“In victory you deserve champagne. In defeat you need it.” – Unknown
I’ve thrown champagne and wine corks in jars for years. I save them because they remind me of the little slips of papers I find in fortune cookies. It is always fun to find out what fortune awaits inside the broken cookie. Opening a bottle of wine might not be exactly the same as breaking open a fortune cookie. But don’t you think it is pretty cool to open a bottle of wine and find a whimsical quote printed on the cork? I do!
For a while I just kept throwing those witty cork quotations in the jar with all the others. I guess I thought I would eventually make one of those cool DIY projects with them. I’m kinda digging this DIY wine cork garland. I just hope there is a bottle of wine left for gift giving under the tree! But seriously, I don’t have time to make all the cool projects I see on Pinterest. Then I came across one cork that really caught my eye. The “What’s Your Story?” wine cork. What a great conversation starter, especially when accompanied with cocktails, wine or entertaining. Sort of pass the cork and tell your story.
The “What’s Your Story?” wine cork inspired my wine cork photography project. The wine corks still find their way into jars, but now I photograph them first. I see something special in many of the corks. A few examples:
I photographed, printed and framed “What’s Your Story?” for placement above one of my kitchen cabinets. Every guest who comes into my home comments on this piece of artwork. It is an instant conversation starter. Various other wine cork photos feature specific vineyards which also spark conversation. People love a good wine recommendation. Sometimes they just love a cool picture.
I love when great conversation flows like great wine.
The wine cork photography project is ongoing. A wine cork gallery has been created on the Cheri Loughlin Photography site under the Stock Photo Images heading. Check back often for new images. Completed photographic images are available for print in small and large formats to fit your decorating needs. Choose your favorite wine cork images from the gallery, order the size print you need and frame it. It’s that easy.
Uncork a bottle of wine, save the cork and start sipping!
Wine Cork Gallery Link: Wine Corks Quotes & Vineyards
113 new drink photos have been added to the Cocktail Stock Photography gallery. Many images are named by descriptions only within the “Cocktails Numbered” section. This section of the Cocktail Stock Photography galleries consists of cocktails with numbers as names and those drinks which have been created, but remain unnamed. These drinks are ideal for beverage brands looking for a broad range of cocktails within one gallery. Look for tag descriptors under each cocktail and click them for more cocktails with like tags for more options. Go to Keywords to search for many descriptors. Photos are continually updated for more keyword options.
High resolution images are available for immediate use with non-exclusive commercial or personal license to use purchased images in digital or print formats. Photos will not contain watermark after purchase. Cocktail Stock Photography images are excellent for building beverage brand portfolios and creating eye-catching cocktail menus. Cocktails may be renamed according to your needs.
New in Cocktail Stock Photography: March 13, 2012
(clockwise from upper left corner)
Cherry Red Cocktail – 7 photos; bar top with blurred liquor bottles in background and bar top with brick background.
Jam Session – 4 photos; table top with generic background
Citrus Twist – 4 photos; bar cabinet top with bar accessories and glasses in background
Blue Apple – 4 photos; bar cabinet top with bar accessories and glasses in background
Crimson Red Cocktail – 10 photos; bar top with blurred liquor bottles, bar accessories and bar photography in background
Champagne Flute Orange Twist – 5 photos; generic background
Red Swirl Cocktail – 6 photos; rail with photo in background
Pucker Up Apple Martini – 3 photos; outdoor deck setting with flowers in background
Red Cocktail with Orange & Lime Garnish – 11 photos; table top with flowers background and outdoor deck setting
Creamy Fall Cocktail – 10 photos; deck setting with fall leaves surrounding cocktail glass, faintly visible dipped rim garnish
Coffee Cocktail Topped with Foam – 6 photos; countertop setting, coffee pot visible in one photo
Frozen Raspberry – 6 photos; countertop setting with citrus fruits, floral, coconut in backgrounds
Creamy Drink on the Rocks – 4 photos in small rocks glass with holiday background
Cardamom Pop Punch – 4 photos; countertop with citrus fruit background
Pineapple Bubbles – 4 photos; 3 with slight holiday variation and 1 generic
Creamy Drink on the Rocks – 7 photos in wine glass with variation of holiday background and generic background
Orange Cocktail with Lemon Twist – 9 photos; martini glass with photos, prints, fireplace and generic backgrounds
Rob Roy – 4 photos; bar space background with glassware and bottles background.
Ginger in Fall – 9 photos; outdoor background photographed in fall with both greenery and fall foliage colors showing in backgrounds
Pisco Sour – 5 photos; bar counter background with wine and port bottles in background
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