The late Allen Shoup, a man of élan and prescience worthy of an autobiography, was too modest for that.
While mine is a life with few regrets, his passing on Nov. 7, 2022 at age 79 meant I missed the opportunity to help share his remarkable story in long form with many chapters. I wanted it to be a book about him in his words. I couldn’t believe one hadn’t been written.
However, I learned why. He only agreed to be interviewed for such a project if it was “the overarching story is how the Washington wine industry got to where it is today.”
Please read Eric' Degerman's lovely tribute to Allen on his Great Northwest Wine website.