How to Love Wine

Eric Asimov


On Sale Date: 10/16/2012
Imprint: William Morrow
Print Run: 50K
Format: HC
Pages: 256
Price: $24.99
ISBN: 61802522
ISBN 13: 9780061802522
Other Formats
Ebook 9780062199355

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

In How to Love Wine, he examines why the American wine culture produces such feelings of anxiety and suggests how readers can overcome fears and develop a sense of discovery and wonder as they explore the diversity and complexity of the world of wine.  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. Thought provoking and enjoyable, How to Love Wine will help diminish readers’ anxiety, bolster their confidence, and transform them into wine lovers.