“Can I help you?”
“We’re big fans of your wine — any chance we could do a tasting today?”
“Oh, that’s too bad, tastings are by appointment only,” she replied, punctuating her statement with a wince as if the news pained her.
We looked past the petite gatekeeper into the room that appeared fully staffed but lacking customers. “Um, can we make an appointment for right now?” we sheepishly offered.
As we headed back to the car, I snapped a picture of the winery’s roofline against a bright blue sky. I wouldn’t be taking home bottles of wine that day, but at least I could leave with an interesting photo.
Years have passed, but I still dream of having a Pretty Woman moment where I revisit the tasting room as the author of a best-selling cookbook featuring photos and recipes from Napa’s favorite wineries. “Remember me? You wouldn’t let me taste your wine. Big mistake. Big. Huge!” I’d say with a head tilt and a Julia Roberts smile.
* Post inspired by WordPress’ weekly photo challenge. The theme for this week is geometry in photography. Since I’m posting daily in November, I need all the creative prompts I can get…