Okay, who am I kidding? I could have made it a priority, but just didn't.
But, as I look around at the region, there is a dire need for a tome that gives Long Island wine country its due. One that touches on the history, focuses on the present and looks to the future. A book that talks about what makes Long Island unique -- the location, the soil, the water, the weather, the people -- and its place in the larger world of wine.
This is the sort of book that I'd love to read about Long Island wine. And, since one doesn't exist, I guess I'm just going to have to write it myself.
I'm still early on in the whole process -- working on an initial outline. But, it's fun, exciting and scary to think about this. When will I finish it? Who will publish it? Who will buy it? I don't know yet, but it's time that I make it a priority.
Why the image of a Macbook with a red case? Because that's what I do my writing on, and it's about to become attached to my fingertips I think. Even more so than it is now.
In the meantime, what are some of the things you like best in a wine book? What topics would you like to see in the book? Email me and let me know.
I don't want this to be another boring "Long Island wine was founded in 1973...similar to Bordeaux...merlot is king" book. This isn't about marketing or blindly promoting the region. I'm not a rah rah guy. It's about the region's reality, the region's current state, and the region's potential.
Maybe by proclaiming my intentions here, it'll be more likely that I'll follow through. Maybe.