You may have seen mention in various blogs about an upcoming book, called “1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die.” To the best of my knowledge (based on the fact I’ve written the profiles on a few of the beer included) each beer will get its own page. That makes for a fat book.
But nothing like the upcoming the 66-pound, $1 million wine guide Decanter reports will be published next year. The Wine Opus will list the world’s top 100 wineries. That’s not a typo: $1 million. Because . . . every purchaser of the book will also receive a six-bottle case of wine from every one of the 100 wineries listed.
So that’s 600 bottles of wine for $1 million, less whatever value you put on the book itself. But still about $1,667 a bottle. I’m pretty sure you could acquire every one of the choices in “1001 Beers” for less than $1 million, given that would be an average of $999 a bottle.