Wine Spectator Founder Passes Away
In 1976 Bob Morrisey created the Wine Spectator Magazine.
It was a fairly visionary move. He went out and hired some great writers, many of whom went on to become very successful. He and his writers created a tabloid on wine that was upbeat, at times humorous, and a long needed addition to the wine writing genre in America. In 1979 Marvin Shanken, a fan of the magazine, bought it and made it into the most important wine magazine in the world.
Bob Morrisey died last Saturday
According to Dan Berger, a wine writer who worked with Mr. Morrisey and who now publishes"Vintage Experiences",one of the best wine newsletters anywhere, reports on Mr. Morrisey’s last words. His visiting family informed him that they were going out to get a bite of food and some wine, saying to him, "Wish you could join us, you always do appreciate a good glass of wine.
"I always do," he responded. Then he died
To Bob Morrisey…a wine pioneer.