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 | June 20, 2014 | Trade Paperback |

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A beautifully written, thought-provoking combination memoir and manifesto by Eric Asimov, the acclaimed, highly respected chief wine critic for the New York Times

"The primary purpose of wine is to provide pleasure and refreshment. It can do so much more than that, but should never do less."

For most, choosing the right wine comes with strong feelings of anxiety-there''s the sense of inadequacy when you find yourself, clueless, scanning the shelves of your local wine store, or even embarrassment when a restaurant sommelier approaches you to taste the bottle for your table. Do you twirl the glass? Inspect it carefully? Drink the full amount or just take a sip?

New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov knows that while wine anxiety is normal, it''s also the greatest obstacle to deriving pleasure from this incredible yet complex beverage. In How to Love Wine, Eric weaves in stories of his love affair with wine that began as a graduate student on a budget, and also incorporates in-depth discussions of beautiful and rare wines in order to help readers overcome their feelings of dread and instead instill in them a sense of discovery. Part manifesto, part memoir, Eric addresses subject matter such as The Rise of American Connoisseurship, The Tyranny of the Tasting Note, What''s Wrong With Scores?, and How to Learn to Enjoy Wine, while paying special attention to wines that have been particularly meaningful to him. Thought-provoking and vicariously enjoyable, How to Love Wine will inspire readers not by offering tricks and methods for memorizing arcane data, but by isolating and diminishing the sense of anxiety that so burdens would-be wine lovers.

James Beard Foundation Book Award Nominee for the the Who''s Who of Food & Beverage in America Inductee

James Beard Foundation Book Award Nominee for Beverages

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: June 20, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061802530

ISBN - 13: 9780061802539

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How To Love Wine: A Memoir And Manifesto

by Eric Asimov

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: June 20, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061802530

ISBN - 13: 9780061802539

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A beautifully written, thought-provoking combination memoir and manifesto by Eric Asimov, the acclaimed, highly respected chief wine critic for the New York Times

"The primary purpose of wine is to provide pleasure and refreshment. It can do so much more than that, but should never do less."

For most, choosing the right wine comes with strong feelings of anxiety-there''s the sense of inadequacy when you find yourself, clueless, scanning the shelves of your local wine store, or even embarrassment when a restaurant sommelier approaches you to taste the bottle for your table. Do you twirl the glass? Inspect it carefully? Drink the full amount or just take a sip?

New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov knows that while wine anxiety is normal, it''s also the greatest obstacle to deriving pleasure from this incredible yet complex beverage. In How to Love Wine, Eric weaves in stories of his love affair with wine that began as a graduate student on a budget, and also incorporates in-depth discussions of beautiful and rare wines in order to help readers overcome their feelings of dread and instead instill in them a sense of discovery. Part manifesto, part memoir, Eric addresses subject matter such as The Rise of American Connoisseurship, The Tyranny of the Tasting Note, What''s Wrong With Scores?, and How to Learn to Enjoy Wine, while paying special attention to wines that have been particularly meaningful to him. Thought-provoking and vicariously enjoyable, How to Love Wine will inspire readers not by offering tricks and methods for memorizing arcane data, but by isolating and diminishing the sense of anxiety that so burdens would-be wine lovers.

James Beard Foundation Book Award Nominee for the the Who''s Who of Food & Beverage in America Inductee

James Beard Foundation Book Award Nominee for Beverages

Editorial Reviews

"A wonderfully intimate memoir-cum-manifesto from a writer comfortable with his own ability as a wine writer who''s not afraid to say it as it is. . . . One of the more enjoyable and fluid wine books to read all year." - Jancis Robinson

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