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The 1001 Wine Adventure Begins
August 1, 2010

I’ve never blogged before. Never tweeted. Never been on Cyworld, Facebook or MySpace. I’ve never wanted to. Until now. With fifteen minutes to burn while my passport photo was being developed across the street, I ran into Russell Books. I beelined for the wine section. Pretty good. A mix of new and used. The inspiration for my new found affection for social media awaited me on the shelf. 1001 Wines You Must Taste Before You Die. OK, maybe I will. What’s this? Preface by Hugh Johnson. Good. Like him. General Editor, Neil Beckett. Brilliant. He’s also the editor of possibly the best wine periodical written to date. The World of Fine Wine. It’s worth the small fortune it costs. I tried to go in with my friends to split the cost, but we all got too possessive of these gorgeous magazines, and now have triplicate subscriptions. Back to 1001 Wines. The 44 contributors include some of my wine heroes. Andrew…

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