When Lionsgate Films contacted Tom Warriner almost two years ago about the herd of black Friesians he oversees at the Grand Oaks Resort and Museum in southern Marion County, he never thought two of them, Dieuwe and Tristan, would play prominent roles in the recent released film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."
The ruby red liquid resting in my rocks glass winks at me. Dares me to take another sip. Insists this will be love. So I keep sipping, forced into contemplation. My next few sips offer an arresting bitterness, and I tell my Negroni-loving friend that this cocktail is more like a slap from an ex-lover than the first kiss of true love.