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How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto Hardcover – October 16, 2012
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“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)
“Wine aficionados are always bickering among themselves. . . . In his delicious new book, New York Times chief wine critic Eric Asimov cuts through all of this background noise and reminds us of the elemental and undeniable fact that wine is ... sheer pleasure.” (Oregon Live)
“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)
“In his highly personal, utterly unpretentious book, Asimov makes clear that the most important thing about wine is enjoyment. Any deeper understanding--and for him food, culture, farming, and more count for a lot--depends on it.” (Ed Behr)
“This book might have been titled A Healthy Dose of Fresh Air. How modestly and reasonably Asimov dares to slay the wine dragons. I reveled in each and every thrust and parry.” (Kermit Lynch)
“Excellent . . . [a] thoughtful read. . . . Like a crisp glass of Sancerre, How to Love Wine is an especially refreshing breeze through the hot air and pretension that’s so prevalent in wine culture.” (Sacramento Bee)
“A friendly, well-written approach to enjoying wine, full of low-stress recommendations to help avoid wine anxiety.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“Forget the snooty trappings of wine connoisseurship—just drink up and enjoy, argues this simultaneously down–to–earth and romantic meditation…. 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)
“Wine fanatics, or those angling for entry to the world of wine, will find comfort in…Asimov’s down–to–earth 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)
Top Customer Reviews
This truly is a book by someone who loves wine for people who want to know more about it/learn how to love it.
It is a quick and great read.
Great summer read with a glass of yr favorite rose.
This book aims to demistify all of this terminology and return wine to its rightful place as an expression of terroir, culture and community. As I read the book, I couldn't help but think of The Emperors New Clothes with Eric having the guts to see it and expose it for what it is.
I love Eric's work for the NYTimes so I was not surprised that I loved this book as well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
While I appreciate the view - the author focuses more on the culture surrounding wine rating and tasting notes, rather than wine itself. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Igor
Just the book on wine I was looking for and needing. Inspirational. There is hope for someone who doesn't care about Parker ratings.Published 9 months ago by Robert C. Furstenau
Eric's writing is easy to follow and very engaging. He lets us know that drinking wine should be fun instead of tedious and stressful.Published 17 months ago by Josefa Concannon
What's the point of knowing more about wine if it isn't something important to you? Taking this seemingly obvious assertion as a a starting point, Eric Asimov writes an... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Gustavo Lima
true to the title, the book is equal parts memoir and manifesto. Asimov is one of the best writers on wine out there and getting a glimpse into how he fell into wine was great. Read morePublished on June 28, 2014 by Jesse D.
I've read a number of wine books, and this is one of the most approachable of them all. He distills the experience of enjoying wine down to the very basics, and discounts much of... Read morePublished on April 14, 2014 by William F Marting
A great read which is relatable and enjoyable for anyone, regardless of wine experience - all that is required is an interest in the topic. Read morePublished on February 14, 2014 by William Haas