My friend Trisha has a wonderful tradition. When she shares a bottle of wine with someone special, she and that other person (or people) sign the cork and date it. Over the years, she’s accumulated a plethora of corks and signatures that I thought would be fun to photograph. The photo above is one of many I captured over lunch today.
I learned of this tradition a couple of years ago when I first visited her home. This inspired me to start my own collection. Looking through all the names and dates is kind of like looking through a photo album. I can remember exactly what I was doing and how I felt at the time. There are only two corks which aren’t included in the general population, and those are the ones I brought back with me from Midleton, Ireland (in County Cork, ha!).