How To Love Wine: A Memoir And Manifesto

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How To Love Wine: A Memoir And Manifesto

by Eric Asimov

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | October 5, 2012 | Hardcover

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For many people, wine is an anxiety-inducing mystery as arcane as quantum physics, and with so many varieties, it''s difficult to know what to choose. As New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov argues, that puzzling uncertainty often prevents people from buying and ordering wine, depriving them of an exquisite, deeply satisfying experience.

In How to Love Wine, Asimov examines why the American wine culture produces such feelings of anxiety and suggests how readers can overcome their fears and develop a sense of discovery and wonder as they explore the diversity and complexity of the world of wine. With warmth, candor, and intelligent authority, Asimov interweaves his professional knowledge and insights with engaging personal stories of his love affair with wine, a lifelong passion that began when he was a graduate student on a budget.

In a direct, down-to-earth manner, Asimov discusses favorite vineyards, wine''s singular personalities, the "tyranny of tasting notes"-those meaningless, overwritten wine descriptions that often pass for criticism today-and current wine issues.

Throughout, he incorporates in-depth discussions of beautiful wines, both easy to find and rare, and pays special attention to those that have been particularly meaningful to him. Thought-provoking and enjoyable, How to Love Wine will help diminish readers'' anxiety, bolster their confidence, and transform them into true wine lovers.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.75 × 6 × 0.97 in

Published: October 5, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061802522

ISBN - 13: 9780061802522

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How To Love Wine: A Memoir And Manifesto

by Eric Asimov

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.75 × 6 × 0.97 in

Published: October 5, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061802522

ISBN - 13: 9780061802522

About the Book

The acclaimed chief wine critic for the "New York Times" has written a beautiful and thought-provoking combination memoir and manifesto. 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.

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For many people, wine is an anxiety-inducing mystery as arcane as quantum physics, and with so many varieties, it''s difficult to know what to choose. As New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov argues, that puzzling uncertainty often prevents people from buying and ordering wine, depriving them of an exquisite, deeply satisfying experience.

In How to Love Wine, Asimov examines why the American wine culture produces such feelings of anxiety and suggests how readers can overcome their fears and develop a sense of discovery and wonder as they explore the diversity and complexity of the world of wine. With warmth, candor, and intelligent authority, Asimov interweaves his professional knowledge and insights with engaging personal stories of his love affair with wine, a lifelong passion that began when he was a graduate student on a budget.

In a direct, down-to-earth manner, Asimov discusses favorite vineyards, wine''s singular personalities, the "tyranny of tasting notes"-those meaningless, overwritten wine descriptions that often pass for criticism today-and current wine issues.

Throughout, he incorporates in-depth discussions of beautiful wines, both easy to find and rare, and pays special attention to those that have been particularly meaningful to him. Thought-provoking and enjoyable, How to Love Wine will help diminish readers'' anxiety, bolster their confidence, and transform them into true wine lovers.

About the Author

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.

Editorial Reviews

?A friendly, well-written approach to enjoying wine, full of low-stress recommendations to help avoid wine anxiety.? (Kirkus Reviews)
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