John Lennon famous said that life was what happened while you were making plans. In my case it was sickness – a viscous bout of flu that left me weak and delirious – that happened and screwed almost all the plans for my last few days in New York Wine City NYWC). The only things I managed were to see the first proofs of my book, BEST WHITE WINE ON EARTH – The Riesling Story (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, coming early June) from the printers for color correction, then take part in a planning meeting for the second RIESLING ROAD TRIP (RRT II) which begins in Key West on May 5th. Luckily, I recovered just in time to be able to pack my suitcase for my night flight to Germany tonight and a long, eventful stay in NYWC comes to an end. Forgive me this brief and scrappy message, but given the circumstances more wasn’t possible. Watch this space for more extensive reporting from the ProWein trade fair in Düsseldorf from Sunday.
- I Am Wine