Eric Asimov

Eric Asimov (born July 17, 1957) is an American wine critic and food critic for The New York Times, with articles subsequently published in the International Herald Tribune.
Posts about Eric Asimov
  • Perfect Thanksgiving Wines to Match Your Family's Dysfunction

    … Francisco Chronicle,”what matters is that you drink what I tell you.” Or how about this nugget from Eric Asimov in the New York Times, “The Pilgrims didn’t know a red from a white, unless you mean skin color.” The advice of the major wine and food writers boils down to exactly the same thing every year. Drink a wine that’s versatile. I have no idea what…

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  • Daily Wine News: Right Now

    … Paul Mabray comments on the news that California’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control reprimanded Revolution Wines for tweeting about a wine event. Sophie Barrett reflects on her first day selling wine on the street for Selection Massale. For the 11th consecutive year, Eric Asimov has Thanksgiving wine recommendations. “Sometimes…

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog- 1 readers -
  • Lots of wine books, not very many good ones

    … As the author of two tomes on California wine, I know full well how short the lifespan is of a book. They come and go with the regularity of coastal fog, drifting in and out of existence. Some, because of the peculiarities of the media ritual of book reviewing, are more persistent than others. For example, anything Eric Asimov reviews and raves…

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  • Daily Wine News: Remarkable America

    … was.” But according to Will Lyons, “anyone who is interested in individual wines should explore Coonawarra’s range.” Jamie Goode visits Mission, the California wine bar in London. “Mix a wine tasting party with a vape meet…people sharing their favorite wines and juices, connecting with each other in a more personal way than an online forum, and discovering new…

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog- 4 readers -
  • Daily Wine News: Grunt Work

    … of previous eras.” Eric Asimov examines the portrayal of wine in popular culture. In Playboy, Patrick Cappiello selects Guy Breton’s Morgon “Vieilles Vignes” as his wine of the week. In Wine-Searcher, Adam Lechmere chats with South African winemaker Bruce Jack. In Oregon, more winemakers are finding special sites for Pinot Noir. Harvey Steiman…

  • Approachable 2010 Barolos

    … Approachable 2010 Barolos October 23, 2014 at 11:49 am Vineyards at Serralunga d’Alba in the heart of the Barolo zone with the snow-covered Alps in the background (Photo ©Tom Hyland) Eric Asimov, wine writer for the New York Times, penned an excellent column on October 17 about the 2010 Barolos. (read here). I almost don’t even have to use…

    Tom Hyland/ learnitalianwines- 1 readers -
  • Daily Wine News: Tannic Bath

    … Eric Asimov concludes that “2010 was an outstanding year for Barolo.” “The young breed of ‘New’ Californians and ‘New’ New Yorkers are bringing vibrancy and energy to the sorting table.” And that makes Alfonso Cevola very happy. Will Lyons believes the wines of Chêne Bleu “could be the world’s first Super Rhône.” “The past decade or so has…

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog- 5 readers -
  • Why social media strategy matters at LA’s grooviest wine shop

    …, “has led to great coverage in the media.” This year, for example, she was quoted in a high-profile article by Eric Asimov in the New York Times and she was featured in Food & Wine as a guest “sommelier.” And that has led to increased business. Above: DomaineLA’s ambitious online commerce program hasn’t directly led to more sales. But it has…

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  • Daily Wine News: Insanity

    … Officials at the New York State Liquor Authority have gone completely insane. In the New York Times, Eric Asimov finds 10 Manhattan restaurants that “cherish” $40 to $60 wines. “At 80 she has the energy and enthusiasm of someone two decades younger. She’s off to Macchu Picchu this month and has a passion for white water rafting.” In Wine…

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Riesling- 7 readers -
  • Matt Kramer got it wrong about bullies who put down wine

    … producers into focusing on quality. Today, that system is the underlying mechanism used to bully consumers, producers and retailers to pay attention to the critic. Today, Jon Bonné and Eric Asimov are the present day standard-bearers for a schema of vinous reasoning focused on "the ability to put a map inside your mind: to taste tastes and see…

    Kyle Schlachter/ Colorado Wine Press- 1 readers -
  • To the Green Valley for a book signing!

    … it to my editor, I told him, “I want to write a book people will read 100 years from now.” I was well aware of the brief lifespan of 99% of wine books: they come and go like gnats. Today, Eric Asimov is praising them in the New York Times: tomorrow, they’re in the remainders bin of the local bookstore. That’s not what I wanted. I wanted to capture…

    STEVE HEIMOFF- 5 readers -