Monday, February 3, 2014
The Golden Age of Tedious Wine Writing
I was thinking about how unbearably dull most wine writing is these days, and speculating that we may be part of the Golden Age of Tedious Wine Writing, though that may be simple vanity on my part, when I decided to thumb through some old wine books I own. I have a large collection of old wine books. I have an ancient old Egyptian manuscript called, "Wine for Mummies." It wraps up wine pretty neatly. A wonderful old cookbook from Papua New Guinea titled, "Who Goes With Red Wine." Some killer recipes. Anyway, it turns out that tedious writing about wine spans the centuries. To illustrate the point, I've published some excerpts from famous writers through the ages over at Tim Atkin MW. I think you'll be surprised at who turns up. As always, feel free to leave a comment over at Tim's Place, or leave your mindless and probably fake Amazon.com review here, with the obligatory five stars.
TIM ATKIN M.W.