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.
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    • Are Wine Critics More Qualified Than Wine Bloggers?

      A friend of mine – Elaine Brown of Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews – recently sent me a note indicating that another friend of mine (David White of Terroirist) and I were mentioned in an online article over at that was written by yet another friend of mine, Jonathan Cristaldi. Yeah, the wine world is kind of small like that.

      1 Wine Dude- 13 readers -
    • Bordeaux Uncorked: An Evening with Chateau Thieuley

      "Let’s just stipulate that in the hierarchy of pleasures, people come first. Now that we agree on that, good food and drink can help make any party better." -- Eric Asimov Welcome to Monday, I trust everyone had a wine-tastic weekend. Because I know I did, in fact I had a relaxing evening hanging out with Mrs. Cuvee's [work] colleagues, residents new and former.

      Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog in Sauvignon Blanc- 4 readers -
    • Coming up: Rieslingfeier 2015 in New York City, USA

      Picture: Christian G.E. Schiller, Annette Schiller, ombiasyPR and WineTours, Johannes Leitz and his Wife at Kloster Eberbach, Germany Rieslingfeier 2015 is coming up on Saturday, January 31, in New York City. This is an extraordinary annual wine event – now in its third year – centered on German Riesling, with an impressive line-up of world-famous winemakers from Germany participating.

      Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-winein Riesling- 3 readers -
  • Marion Teroldego 2005

    … of Teroldego, Elisabetta Foradori, in this New York times article by Eric Asimov. I did mention one of her wines on this blog a couple of years ago, and while I didn’t that night, I normally have had stellar experiences with her wines in times past. — † From: Bastianich, J & Lynch, D. (2005). Vino Italiano, The Regional Wines of Italy. New York, NY: Clarkson Potter. Filed under: Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto Tagged: Elisabetta Foradori, Harrington, Marion Teroldego, Teroldego…

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  • The Year in the Wine Family 2014--Goodbye to All That

    … bottles of wine, a hybrid that crosses the traditional sommelier’s wine key with an ah-so. Just what the world needs. Another ah-so sommelier. From our wine family to yours, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Sincerely, HoseMaster of Wine™ The murders of the cartoonists and editors of Charlie Hebdo have been weighing on my mind the past…

    Ron Washam/ HoseMaster of Wine™- 4 readers -
  • Weingut Niklas Lagrein Südtiroler 2012

    … “Few things are simple in northeastern Italy, least of all lagrein, a red grape that can produce fresh, aromatic, highly seductive wines.” –Eric Asimov Estate: The Josef and Dieter Sölva family have owned Weingut Niklas since 1969. It is located at the foot of the Mendel Mountains in the village of St. Nicholas in Trentino, northern Italy…

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  • Some Christmas Thoughts from the HoseMaster of Wine™

    … university. Not a professorship, just actually holding a real chair. Laube would be a life model for a wax museum. Though one would have to admit that Eric Asimov would still be writing science fiction. It’s Christmas week, and society forces us to be grateful. We’re not, but there’s a lot of peer pressure to try to be grateful for all we’ve been…

    Ron Washam/ HoseMaster of Wine™- 4 readers -
  • December Gift Conundrum

    … is a no-brainer for him. “I’ll take (or give cheese) from Jasper Hill Farm, in Greensboro, Vermont. Their Vacherin Mont d’Or doppelganger called Harbison is an addiction.” Over at The New York Times, the country’s preeminent wine critic, Eric Asimov shot me a note with such a lovely affirmation about the newsletter I had to include it. Eric wrote, I…

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  • Italian Indigenous Varieties: Garganega from Veneto

    … December 9, 2014 · 10:02 pm Garganega is this week’s grape variety hails from the Veneto region. Garganega is the principal grape used to make Soave, an Italian white wine that we are all familiar with in the United States. According to DNA studies, it is related to Grecanico which is a grape variety widely used in Sicily. Garganega is able…

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  • #Winelover-s With High Klout Scores (65+), December 2014

    …) 2014 Wine Blog Awards Finalists #Winechat at Capital Grille in Washington DC with Fellow Wine Bloggers and Virginia Wine Producers, USA Social Media Wine Influencers and #Winelover-s (2013) Germany's Wine Makers and twitter Wine and Web 2.0 in Germany Schiller's List of Twitter Handles of German Wine Makers Top 100 Global Wine Tweeters - 2013 Germany’s Top Winemakers and Social Media (2014) Complete List of Wine Blogs in the World (April 2013) …

    Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine- 3 readers -
  • A list with the top Klout scores in the wine industry (scores 65+)

    …: 66 Helmut Knall: 66 Eric Asimov: 66 Cathrine Todd: 66 Natalie MacLean: 66 Stéphane Ferreira: 65 Rita Takaró: 65 Mario Scheuermann: 65 Elena Roppa: 65 Debra Meiburg: 65 Christian Schiller: 65 To be part of this list, your top topic MUST be wine… what else? Cheers, Luiz Alberto, #winelover ( visit our website: ) …

    Luiz Alberto/ The Wine Hub- 7 readers -
  • Everything: What I'm Drinking On Thanksgiving

    …, and play rules-flexible board games. Unsolicited parental advice/criticism/Catholic guilt springboards either another pint or forces a shift towards something more fortifiying. With this as the warm-up, you can see how the wine plan is left behind like yesterday's takeout cartons. The excitement of a full house, working buzz, and reuniting with family…

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  • Rethinking the Tasting Note

    … half the room admitted that they find tasting notes bewildering. Others acknowledged that they scoff at wine descriptors. Many confessed that such notes intimidate them. At first, I defended the standard wine review. I collect wine, so I pay close attention to people whose palates are similar to mine, like Eric Asimov of the New York Times. And I…

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog- 1 readers -
  • 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…

    Ron Washam/ HoseMaster of Wine™in Riesling- 5 readers -
  • scandal wine recap: songs in the key of wine

    … moment #1 Suck it, Eric Asimov! Scandal DOES have ritual-loving wine geeks! We all knew Papa Pope wasn’t really gone for good. Nope, instead he’s opening and indulging in a certainly fine wine in Olivia’s apartment where they end up in a monologue-off that culminates with Liv trying to shoot her dad with his own (not loaded) gun. That guy is always…

    grapefriendin Cabernet Franc Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 3 readers -
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