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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    • A list with the top Klout scores in the wine industry (scores 65+)

      I prepared a list of the #winelover-s (people who love wine and that dedicate – a lot of – time to talk about it!) with scores 65+. They are the top people in the wine industry who efficiently use social media and I’m very proud to be part of it. Are you a #winelover and your score is 65 or higher? You should be on this list… In case you aren’t, please let me know and I’ll ...

      Luiz Alberto/ The Wine Hub- 7 readers -
    • Daily Wine News: With Distinction

      Pippa Middleton (Wikimedia). Pippa Middleton has passed the Wine and Spirit Education Trust’s advanced wine exam. With distinction! “Move over Bordeaux. When it comes to the 50 most expensive bottles of wine in the world, more than three quarters of them now come from Burgundy.” Stephen Heyman reports. “In many ways, white Bordeaux is a phantom wine.

      David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog- 6 readers -
    • scandal wine recap: songs in the key of wine

      This is totally a day delayed because I suck. Abby was fully at the ready and I’ll let her take it from here! The last Scandal of 2014 really packed in a lot of lip quivering, Shonda-style dramatic dialogue, talk of both Vermont and the sun, and of course…wine. We even came full circle as we’re now back to wondering #WhereIsOliviaPope? wine moment #1 Suck it, Eric Asimov! S ...

      grapefriendin Cabernet Franc Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • December Gift Conundrum

    … gift. My devotion aside, Zalto there is now competition. The Gabriel Glas One for All has a message that resonates; one glass can do it all from Champagne to Spain. Their design seems to draw inspiration from the Zalto angles, but has more curves. There’s a mouth blown version (the Gold edition). Both are featherweight in the hand. The machine…

    The Feiring Line- 2 readers -
  • Italian Indigenous Varieties: Garganega from Veneto

    …. The other 30% can be Trebbiano, Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay. Garganega is a vigorous grape variety and in the past was used to make mass market wines. That trend has completely changed and the grape is now used to make elegant, age worthy wines. Many producers are worthy of note. Eric Asimov of the New York Times wrote this piece earlier this year on Soave…

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

    … Picture: Annette Schiller, ombiasy POR and WineTours, Jancis Robinson, #1 on the List, and Christian Schiller in Switzerland Periodically, you find rankings of wine writers (bloggers, journalists, multipliers) in the internet with the 100 or so most important wine writers. The most recent ranking is a list put together by Luiz Alberto, founder…

    Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine- 3 readers -
  • Everything: What I'm Drinking On Thanksgiving

    … There is a lot of advice out there about what wines to drink with your Thanksgiving meal. Most of it is overly prescriptive, but some of it is quite helpful. Eric Asimov at the New York Times always seems to have a grounded perspective, this year making the case for versatile and energetic wines. And this week Alder Yarrow's advice over…

    Winethropology- 1 readers -
  • 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 -
  • In Defense of Natural Wine

    … as either of the previous examples. In his 1953 book, Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein puts forth a now famous account of what he calls family resemblance. He’d actually begun developing the idea decades prior, but it is in Investigations that it becomes well-known. The basic idea is simple. One of the key implications…

    Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews- 2 readers -
  • 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

    … in Jancis Robinson’s league, though, much less Karen MacNeil’s, whose “The Wine Bible” will survive the next nuclear holocaust and asteroid-Earth collision, combined. But my books sell tolerably well, which satisfies me. It’s hard to write a book because it takes a ton of organization and research. But it can be done by anyone with enough time…

    STEVE HEIMOFF- 2 readers -
  • Daily Wine News: Grunt Work

    … has the details. S. Irene Virbila is impressed with Argentina’s latest offerings. Need some advice on vintage Champagne? Talk to a stripper. Alison Crowe shares a true “Wine Country” ghost story. …

  • 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

    … will deserve such praise. Bill Ward asks some friends to share “an oh-wow experience at a particular vineyard or AVA.” The stories are great. In contrast to all the recent praise, W. Blake Gray thinks American Wine Story is a “boring documentary without a plot.” In Punch, Adam Houghtaling takes a close look at the commercials Errol Morris created for Miller High Life between 1998 and 2005. For more than six months, Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire “has been taking baths in red wine at a spa to help his body rejuvenate.” …

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog- 5 readers -
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