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How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto Eric Asimov

How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto

Eric Asimov

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ISBN : 9780061802522
Hardcover
288 pages
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For many people, wine is an anxiety-inducing mystery as arcane as quantum physics, and with so many varieties, its difficult to know what to choose. As New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov argues, that puzzling uncertainty often prevents peopleMoreFor many people, wine is an anxiety-inducing mystery as arcane as quantum physics, and with so many varieties, its 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, wines 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.