Eric Asimov’s new book How To Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto is garnering accolades from all corners of wine geekdom. And it is all very deserved. In his book, Asimov discusses his own personal experience with wines, and how the pleasure of wine came for him before knowledge. So with that in mind, it won’t come as a surprise that he advocates that performance anxiety shouldn’t be the issue it has become for so many would-be wine lovers. He also takes on the entrenched use wine flowery tasting notes and wine scores, and it should be said that it is in fact quite sad to see everyone on wine-searcher chirping in with a number without thought, to begin with, even for the very basic consideration of what food the wine would best pair with. At Wineshout weve never been about numbering wines and have trouble understanding the logic behind the number, though it’s understandable why scoring has found its place.
But don’t just listen to us. here’s what Mr. Asimov himself says about his book in the Daily Beast.
The Palate Press dubbed it a very very sensible book.
Alice Feiring kept on thinking of the word sweet when thinking about the book, and has a great write-up about her thoughts on the book.
Chris Kissack aka The Wine Doctor said “I can only recommend you read Eric’s book. It will explain all. And it comes with my thorough endorsement.”