Artist Lori Anne Boocks has some seriously stunning artwork going on! This piece is entitled Heroes and Hubris. It’s all about stories – keeping them and telling them, much like the stories behind the wines we drink.
If you look closely you’ll notice all sorts of words within the art. Lori describes it this way: “…I use the words, rehash and rework them and strip them down to the bone, then build the sentences up again, layers upon layers representing the feeling of a story I know.”
Heroes and Hubris completely captures the feelings I have toward skiing and the colors remind me of snow and ice but of warmth as well, perhaps the knowledge that a roaring fire awaits. And I can certainly imagine myself saying all sorts of things as I helplessly careen down the bunny slope, disco sticks flying! So you’ll find me at the bar, Après Ski style.
I was lucky enough to be introduced to a little white wine grape called Jacquere - which produces an incredibly juicy and thirst-quenching white wine from the Apremont in the Savoie region of the French Alps where skiing and Après Ski is an art form! It defines what Après Ski is all about.
Regardless of what or where we’re drinking, surrounding those bottles is a culture full of friends and a love of our boundless nature. Cheers!