The American wine author and wine critic
Eric Asimov (* 1957) attended Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut) and graduated in 1980. He is a nephew of the science fiction writer Isaac Asimov (1920-1992). He started at the New York Times newspaper in 1984, where he designed the $ 25 and Under column in 1992. It describes inexpensive restaurants where you can get a starter, main course and dessert for this price (or less). He has been writing about wine since 1999. From 2000 to 2004 he co-wrote the annual New York Times Guide to Restaurants in New York City. Since 2004, he has been the chief wine critic of the "New York Times" with the two columns "The Pour" (which refers to the "pouring" of the wine) and "Wines of the Times". He regularly publishes articles in the Food & Wine and Sommelier Journal, as well as in the International Herald Tribune. There is also a weekly wine program on the WQXR radio station.