First time I saw the bottle with a strange cross, it reminded me of the Templar Knights, before I found out that it was actually a Cross of Lorraine. France's emblem of courage, honor and perseverance.
It took cellar master Michael Casavecchia two decades to create this masterpiece. That's true perseverance! I am very close to spending two decades involved in photography business.
When was the last time some of us invested 2 years in something, not knowing if it will amount to a result we hope for? That's 2 years, 24 months, 730 days, 17,520 hours and then you can finally see if others share your excitement in your new skill, or in this case a taste of a brand new cognac; when you open the French oak cask and let the eaux-de-vie or "water of life" into a glass and hope that the dark Amber liquid will explode and arouse their palate.
It took time, planing, arranging and a sprinkle of luck to create this image. Maybe it was influenced by a Harry Potter marathon I spent last week watching with my wife to create this? In any case I wanted to share with you my vision of mystique that this drink inspires...
... Since the dawn of time, potions were brewed, giving one magical powers... or magical pleasure.
Experience the magic of D'Ussé Cognac.
Technical data: Canon EOS 6D and Canon EF 100m f/2.8L Macro IS USM on Cambo studio stand, Elinchrom D-Lite 400it + Elinchrom Mini Spot Lite, Elinchrom D-Lite 400it + 10° honeycomb grid. Shot tethered with Adobe Lightroom CC, finished in Adobe Photoshop CC. RAW file format, f/8, 1/160, ISO 100