Whether you're a connoisseur or a novice, already love wine or want to know it better, here is the book for you.
Eric Asimov, the acclaimed chief wine critic for the New York Times, has written a beautiful and thought-provoking combination memoir and manifesto, How to Love Wine.
With charm, wit, and intelligence, Asimov tells how he went from writing beer reviews for his high school newspaper on Long Island to the most coveted job in the industry. He evaluates the current wine culture, discussing trends both interesting and alarming, and celebrates the extraordinary pleasures of wine while, at the same time, questioning the conventional wisdom about wine.
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"Eric Asimov sees through the snobby froth of 100-point scores and tutti-frutti tasting notes to the realities of wine, 'staple grocery and occasional star,' as he calls it. How to become America's most trusted wine critic? Read it here." - Hugh Johnson
"Asimov sprinkles in lively reminiscences of his journalism career and the idiosyncratic culture of wine cognoscenti, and enchants and reassures by his warm savoring of the drinking experience." - Publishers Weekly
"A friendly, well-written approach to enjoying wine, full of low-stress recommendations to help avoid wine anxiety." - Kirkus
"Wine fanatics, or those angling for entry to the world of wine, will find comfort in Asimov's downtoearth discussion of loving wine. Moreover, what he argues is most essential for a relationship with wine, and what's most refreshing to read, is an approach free of anxiety and open to love." - Booklist
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Eric Asimov is the chief wine critic of the New York Times. His weekly column appears in the Dining section of the Times, and he contributes to the Diner's Journal blog on the Times's web site. Naturally, he is on Twitter, too, @EricAsimov.
Before he started writing full-time about wine in 2004, Asimov wrote primarily about restaurants and food. He created the $25 and Under restaurant reviews in 1992 and wrote them through 2004. He is a co-author of five editions of The New York Times Guide to Restaurants, and published four editions of $25 and Under: A Guide to the Best Inexpensive Restaurants in New York.
Asimov is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., and did graduate work in American Civilization at the University of Texas at Austin. He is married to Deborah Hofmann, has two children, Jack and Peter, and lives in Manhattan.
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