Eric Asimov’s NYT Wine School Kicks Off With Bordeaux

Eric Asimov’s NYT Wine School Kicks Off With Bordeaux

Image via New York TimesThis week, New York Times’ wine critic Eric Asimov launched his latest monthly column for the Grey Lady, Wine School. Though self-explanatory in title, the driving concept of Asimov’s column is to encourage dialogue with his readers through a virtual exercise in drinking and enjoying wine. Per the paper:Wine School, a monthly column, invites you to drink wine with Eric Asimov. In each installment, Mr. Asimov chooses a type of wine for you to try at home. As you try the wines, ask yourself these questions and post your responses in the comments section. At the end of the month, Mr. Asimov will address some of the points in your comments and answer questions in a follow-up column.We were …

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Image via New York Times

Image via New York Times

This week, New York Times’ wine critic Eric Asimov launched his latest monthly column for the Grey Lady, Wine School. Though self-explanatory in title, the driving concept of Asimov’s column is to encourage dialogue with his readers through a virtual exercise in drinking and enjoying wine. Per the paper:

Wine School, a monthly column, invites you to drink wine with Eric Asimov. In each installment, Mr. Asimov chooses a type of wine for you to try at home. As you try the wines, ask yourself these questions and post your responses in the comments section. At the end of the month, Mr. Asimov will address some of the points in your comments and answer questions in a follow-up column.

We were excited (but not too surprised :)) that Mr. Asimov chose to kick off his inaugural wine lesson of the month with a selection of Left Bank, Bordeaux wines from Haut-Médoc. He explains, “For centuries, Bordeaux has defined much of what we take for granted about fine wine today. Not so long ago, it was a place where those devoted to wine began their exploration and where they ended up“.

The directions are simple. Choose one or all of three wines suggested by Asimov and consider three key points as you drink: Smell. Taste. Texture. Most importantly, Asimov urges his students to drink and enjoy, not just taste. He implores, “Pay attention to the wine simply over the course of a meal: to enjoy it, certainly, but also to understand your experience“.

If the three wines suggested by Asimov, averaging at about $44 dollars, is above your preferred spend, try one of this 2009 Haut-Médoc wines from our Today’s Bordeaux selection.

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Château Peyredon Lagravette 2009 ($21)

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