How to Love Wine by Eric Asimov
A Memoir and Manifesto

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It may not be entirely consistent but there is much to be said for Asimov's pretension-free approach to wine.


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.

Whether you’re a connoisseur or a novice, already love wine or want to know it better, How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto is the book for you.


About Eric Asimov

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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.
Published October 16, 2012 by William Morrow. 293 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Cooking, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Henry Jeffreys on Nov 22 2012

It may not be entirely consistent but there is much to be said for Asimov's pretension-free approach to wine.

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