An Elitistreview book?

I started writing a book at the beginning of summer; about Burgundy, oddly. Much as I enjoy writing it is a lot of effort for mad man me. Consequently, it occurs to me I should find out whether anyone would actually be interested in buying it before flaying myself alive writing the bloody thing. Hence this poll.

SONY DSC                       My book is called 50 Great Burgundies and it is an unhinged hurtle through what I consider the 50 Burgundies most entitled to leave you in penury. They are not all the famous crus from exalted producers, but the kind of things I seek out because they’re available, attractive and (almost) affordable.

For each of the fifty wines I recommend I’m writing a general style guide and a more detailed analysis of a vintage I feel particularly successful. Again my chosen vintages might be be the ones received wisdom would lead you to expect. I also give general notes about the producer, and there may be more than one wine per producer.

I was planning to publish this as an Amazon/Kindle eBook, because everyone can read them on their smartphones, tablets, computers, etc. and I doubt anyone would dare publish me in book form. It’d be a couple of hundred pages long with a sprinkling of unobtrusive pictures to break up my screaming rants. It would be quite cheap.

So, my question: Would you be interested in buying an Elitistreview book?

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I am a terribly charming loony who has finally found that severe PTSD, Generalised Anxiety Disorder and chronic psychosis is, on one of my all too rare good days, only a moderate impediment to having crazy fun with wine and food. Catch me outside and I am liable to be loudly attired.

19 thoughts on “An Elitistreview book?”

  1.  Put me down for one, David. I will commission my daughter to print it out and bind it.

  2. I’m not sure there is a way of printing Kindle books, Tom. If you promise me you won’t edit it to make it sound sensible then spread it around the internet, I’ll send you a printable version once I’ve got your readies for the electronic copy. Even though I burnt all my copies of my DPhil thesis I’m willing to be in print in book form again…

  3.  Right you are David.   I suppose you wouldn’t be able to print out a Kindle book, I hadn’t thought of that. I think you’d be surprised by how many copies a real book would sell, though. I’m fully expecting more titillation than ‘Fifty shades of grey’  and look how well that did from humble beginnings!

  4. Titillation… hmmm… I was just reading part of it and there’s an awfully large number of poorly-concealed references to sex. But I tell it like it is: Burgundy can be obscenely lubricious.

  5. One of the hardest things in the world is to understand your own persona within the world. You are beloved and respected. Hell, I’d buy just about (“just” because you are capable of things I am not!) anything you’d write.

  6. I don’t like the acid juice, but would buy a book from you David, just to make you taste a real wine, aka Grenache from Chateauneuf 😉




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