I had the lucky task of taking lots of artsy photos involving wine over the weekend because I’m trying to win a free wine contest, obviously.

No, seriously – Imbibe Magazine is giving a year of wine to a reader who sends them the best wine photo.

I could use some free wine.

My brother, Cam, and I went outside and started playing with this gorgeous bottle of Twomey 2003 merlot and my Nikon to come up with some magic.

This isn’t the shot I submitted – I wouldn’t want anyone to go stealing my idea, naturally – but this one just turned out too cool not to share.