With all the excitement of the latest wedding, the first anniversary of Kate and Ben quietly came and went. However it did not go uncelebrated. My gift to them was a bottle of beautiful Shypoke wine and a portrait of the joyful celebration of their Mama Mia wedding in oil on canvas.
During a paint-out gathering at Blue Antler Studio I decided to paint a portrait in oils for the first time in many many years. I am pleased with the results and hope that my daughter and her husband are as well.
Even more generous was the gift of one of my precious bottles of Shypoke wine. While on an Alaskan cruise to celebrate our twentieth anniversary, my husband and I met the proprietors of a family vineyard located in California wine country. We have since followed the growth of the small family run enterprise as it developed it’s own collection of truly wonderful wine. I was fortunate enough to visit the family vineyard on a trip through wine country a few years back and they generously shared some of their wine with me – I became a fan and consumer at first taste! www.shypoke.com
“The best wine either of us has ever tasted.” Kate and Ben on their first anniversary.