We've all seen these books with titles along the lines of 1,001 Places to See Before You Die or 400 Things to Do Before You Die, and so forth. Death, apparently, is on some folks' minds. You might call this the "tick-tock" school of life.
This rather grim (reaper) approach did get MAtt Kramer to thinking: Which wines would he suggest you try before, um, something happens to you? He chose seven because that's what he could cram into this space. (Being a columnist is like living on a small boat. Everything has got to fit.)