How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto

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Harper Collins, Oct 16, 2012 - Cooking - 288 pages
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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.

 

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How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto

User Review  - Jane Hebert - Book Verdict

Many wine-lovers wonder, as they are poured wine to taste from the bottle they have just ordered, what exactly they are supposed to do. "Wine is one of the coolest things in the world. To love it is a ... Read full review

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Despite the title, the book is not so much about wine as it is about Eric and his life as a journalist. Yet few things could shed more useful light on whatever else you read about wine. Here Eric, with admirable candor, gives us the benefit of his vantage points both as a young news editor trying to understand wine better and as a leading critic trying hard not to lead his readers astray. If you don't love wine and Eric now, you'll love them both after you read this. 

Contents

Wine Anxiety
TwentyFirstCentury Connoisseur
The Blind Leading
The Ambiguity of Wine
The Tyranny of the Tasting Note
Flirtation
New York Bound
Embrace Seeking Higher Learning
The Importance ofBeing Humble
The Greatest Time to Love Wine
Acknowledgments
About the Author
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About the author (2012)

Eric Asimov is the chief wine critic of the New York Times, where his weekly column appears in the Dining section. He is married to Deborah Hofmann, has two sons, Jack and Peter, and lives in Manhattan.

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