It seems that I am ‘outed’.
With the title already listed on amazon (amongst other places) it’s time to come clean. Now you can see why my Spring Burgundy Report was a bit late and also why I was forced to taste so many wines in the last few months – pesky research eh…(!)
Actually, and naturally enough, I loved the research, but committing everything to paper (okay, okay – typing!) now that’s something else; but alone, Jon Wyand’s photos are to die for.
I don’t think I’ll ever be able to fully express my gratitude to the publishers for showing faith in such a non-establishment (perhaps not quite anti-establishment) author; or more correctly at the time, ‘potential author’; but it was paramount for me to bring entirely my own face and understanding to this work – I pretty-much interviewed them (they were desperate – Jasper was busy!). With this handy format book (it can always be in your travel bag) I’m aiming to explode a few myths, generally improve everybody’s drinking experiences and showcase some new talent – but without being facile – clearly modest targets!
Despite the title of ‘finest’ you may interchangeably use the word ‘interesting’. The readers of this site will have met many of these producers already – but people who buy books have a habit of being a quite different audience.
Having been paid a generous sum to write the book, it makes no (financial) difference to me if the publishers sell twenty or twenty million copies, but it’s now on pre-order at amazon, and frankly for peanuts. You’ve nothing to lose and everything to gain 😉