Gee, I wish I’d thought of this idea.
The February issue of Food & Wine magazine has an article telling you how to “Become a Wine Expert in 28 Days.”
Stephen Beaumont saw this and did the math:
Just for fun, I added up the month’s wine costs and found that, not including the Sonoma wine-country weekend the author advises the reader to plan on Day 17, the total price of becoming a 28 Day Wine Expert is $1,792, or an average of $64 a day.
Then he imagines “if the story had instead been ‘Become a Beer Expert in 28 Days.'”
Day 2 in (Michael) Steinberger’s story highlights a $40 syrah, for which I might substitute a solid American IPA costing about $3. Day 3’s Tuscan red from Gaja ($38) could be replaced by a robust brown ale or two for $5 or so . . .
His point? “When it comes to purchasing power, the beer aficionado has it all over the oenophile.”
Hey, Stephen, you need to finish the month for us.