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Once I got stuck in Portugal. Now that sounds cool: "When I was stuck in Portugal..." Portugal is a very cool place to get stuck at. Nice, temperamental people, rich history, beautiful landscapes and amazing wine. I think it's the most underrated tourist destination (don't tell anyone!), because in my book anywhere where you can get a room for 15 euros a night, crawl through a 8th century Moorish castle and order beer at McDonalds is nothing short of amazing.

 

Anyways, once I got stuck in Portugal for a month, waiting for a visa. After several weeks of non-stop bar hopping at Porto, it hit me: I should buy a nice bottle of wine "with a meaning". I think it's cool to give your son a bottle of wine for his 21st birthday, if that wine has his year of birth on the label. So anyways, the problem with that was that the year my child was born was extremely good, so an average bottle was about 150 euros. So I decided to wait until better times (read: when the goddamn recession is over) and bought this bottle instead.

 

Ferreira is the only port maker that has Portuguese name on it (the rest are British and Irish). 1994 was one of the best years in the 20th century in terms of the grape quality. Port doesn't age so it will be exactly the same 100 years from now. That's when I plan to drink it :)

 

Cheers.

 

Strobist info:

* Canon 20D | 50mm | f/5.6 | 1/350s | RAW | SOOC with little saturation

* Sunpak 5000AF right

* Sunpak 4000Af left

* Sunpak 5000AF high right with snoot and CTO gel

 

But really, you must see the strobist setup shot here because it doesn't make sense otherwise.

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Taken on March 15, 2010