Gerald Asher

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While a student in London in the 1950s, Gerald Asher took a part-time job in a wine shop near Piccadilly, a small step that put him on the path to his vocation in life. He was wine editor of Gourmet for 30 years and continues to recommend wines for the magazine’s monthly menus. He has been honored for his writing and work in the international wine trade by the New York Wine and Food Society, the Northern California chapter of the American Institute of Wine and Food, the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade, the James Beard Foundation, and Wines and Vines, among many others. In 1974, the French government awarded him the Order of the Mérite Agricole, France’s oldest Civil Award, and in 2009 he will be inducted into California’s Vintners’ Hall of Fame. His books, drawn mainly from his Gourmet writing, include On Wine, Wine Journal, Vineyard Tales, and The Pleasures of Wine.

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February Wine Advice

This longer version of Gerald Asher's Wine Advice running in our February issue includes descriptions of all of the recommended wines.
February 2007
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Wine Journal: What makes a wine unique? Location, location, location

More Champagne producers, and Champagne drinkers, are celebrating how each cuvée expresses its vineyards.
December 2002

Wine Journal: if the walls could talk

The bond between the venerable restaurant Taillevent and the great wines of France was sealed decades ago in a private dining room upstairs, and there it continues today.
October 2002

Wine Journal: The Romance of Old Vines

Once a forgotten wine in a poor corner of Spain, Priorato has become a heady success story.
April 2001

Wine Journal: A Silent Revolution

Some of the world’s best wineries are already organic—they’re just not telling.
September 2000

Wine Journal: Good Buys in Burgundy

The seductive white wines of Saint-Véran—fleshy, fruity, and often with as much silky complexity as wines from far grander appellations.
May 2000

Wine Journal: The Judgment of Paris Revisited

The wine tasting that stunned the world.
January 1997
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