portraits and custom POS

In 2017, I began adding winemaker and vintner images to the publication and liked the added intimacy. One year in, the portrait photography is being done with a pro-level DSLR and has taken on a life of its own. I have come to realize that photography is an entirely separate discipline from tasting wines and should be treated as such when it comes to making it available.

I have made the decision to create options for wineries to have their portraits appear in the magazine, use on their social media and also create custom printed collateral for press kits, or POS. 

In volume 7.2, nearly 40% of the content was high-resolution digital imagery shot with the new camera system.

<< Here is an example of image quality from a recent appointment with David Ramey in Healdsburg, CA. This is a quality standard that is usualy only available in artbooks (printed at 1200 dpi) 






Portrait photo options

1. During an organized private tasting session, portrait photos will be taken and proofs made available to the wineries prior to publication of the notes. If approved, images will be assured of inclusion in the left facing page of the magazine, at no less than 6.5 x 9 inch size, or

2. If a smaller size image ( 4 x 4 inches) is chosen, it will