Wordless Wednesday

October 31, 2007 | 15 comments

UPDATE: Over at my links blog I shared the really cool Photoshop technique I used on this picture.


  1. lyrl

    Have you been cooking a lot with wine?

    Did your church have an exceptionally large congregation to serve the Eucharist to?

    Now you’ve got me curious! Do we get words to go with the image on Thursday? Or is it a more obvious picture and my lightbulbs just aren’t turning on today?

  2. blog nerd

    Is someone a wine nerd, too?

  3. Jennifer F.

    Lyrl – It’s funny, it’s REALLY hard for me not to at least write something. I should just make it “My Random Pictures Wednesday.”

    I thought the unspoken message was “we drink a lot of wine”. 🙂 We’ve been saving our corks for like five years now and have a big basket full of them.

  4. Jennifer F.

    Oh – and to Blog Nerd’s question – yes.

    Although recently I’ve discovered the beauty of boxed wine — it’s great since we usually just have one glass each with dinner and were wasting some of our bottles. We love “Box Star” merlot. Also, amazingly, Target (yes, *that* Target) has an excellent box of Chardonnay (we discovered it through the Wall St. Journal, whose wine writer recommended it highly).

    I’m going to shut up about boxed wine now.

  5. Steve

    Thanks for visitng Jennifer, I will have it posted by friday night. Happy feast of All Saints and souls.

  6. Terri

    Wow! This is a cool photo. It looks professional like something you’d see in Food and Wine magazine or some other such publication.

  7. John Seymour

    Et tu?

    My wife and I collected the corks from our wine for years. Until we moved to Florida and just didn’t have anyplace to put them. The quantity had also grown quite large. It was a little embarrassing. So it was either reduce the wine consumption or get rid of the evidence. 🙂

  8. Kiwi Nomad 2006

    That Nobilo cork at the top… surely a Kiwi wine?

  9. jrg


    Next to bread, only wine becomes God, and I’m becoming somewhat of a wine nerd myself.

    Two weeks ago I went on my second annual “pilgrimage” to the wine country of Napa & Sonoma. They were at 70% of the harvest, and nothing compares to being able to sample grapes as part of the respective tours. This year’s trek was mostly Sonoma and I visited eight wineries in two days: Artesa, Robledo Family, Ravenswood, Gundlach-Bundshu, Imagery, St. Francis, Ledson & Blackstone. Next year will be the Silverado Trail in Napa County.

    Between wineries, I visited a tasting room in downtown Sonoma right on the square and was introduced to the Vinturi. Here’s a link to someone’s review of it: http://www.365corks.com/2007/06/just-wine-talk-vinturi.html

    Got mine last Friday and boy, does it make a difference! It really smoothed out the boxed 2006 Banrock Station Cabernet Sauvignon I got at the local Whole Foods Market. It’s a young Cab – and quite tannic but Vinturi really smoothed it out and opened it up. Can’t wait to try it on Banrock’s boxed Shiraz, Merlot & Chardonnay.

    So much wine, so little time. 🙂

  10. Kerry

    Love it! We have a LARGE bowl of wine corks gracing our table…and a another on the kitchen counter…and two wreaths I covered in corks…and a bulletin board – made with used wine corks….and a grocery bag of old wine bottle corks. 🙂 Hahahaha!

    I’m always afraid we’ll get a bad rap, but I guess it is a well-deserved one.

    Have a blessed All Saints’ Day!

  11. amy

    the photo is beautiful, and i have to say, i too love wine-in-a-box! as the only person in our home who drinks wine, and only having a glass at supper, i could never make it through a bottle before it went bad. will have to check out that target chardonnay (but i’m afraid i’m not a wine nerd, so i probably won’t be able to fully appreciate it)…

  12. Kristen Laurence

    I love it, Jen! There’s something beautiful about corks. I never thought of saving ours.

  13. Mojo

    I’m with Terri. Very artsy, Jen!

    Happy Feast of All Saints today and Feast of All Souls tomorrow!

  14. Jennifer F.

    Terri – Thanks! I used the first technique they talk about in this cool Photoshop tips post. I use it all the time and it always makes my pictures look so cool!

    JRG – I’m so jealous! It’s been a few years since we’ve been to Napa! …And now I must have the Vinturi. I’ll be asking Santa for that for Christmas. 🙂

    Thank you all for your comments. Happy Feast of All Saints!

  15. Jennifer F.

    Kiwi Nomad – yes! I LOOOOOVE wines from NZ, especially the Marlborough region.

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