"Simply put, no one writes like Asher anymore, and 'A Carafe of Red' serves as a capable introduction to his style and his work. As a study in effective, entertaining, and efficient wine prose, few authors even come close to Asher's celebrated ability to lucidly summarize the heart and soul of his subjects in only a few well-written and well-paced sentences. In that way, 'A Carafe of Red' is a short masterclass in wine prose."--Joe Roberts"1WineDude.com" (12/01/2013)
"This is a number of charming collected essays on various aspects of wine by one of the wine world's most stylish writers, historians and wine lovers."--Dan Berger"The Press Democrat" (03/19/2014)
"Asher's discussion of the most memorable wine in his life makes the reader want to learn more while they are entertained in the process."--Conal Gregory"The Scotsman" (12/15/2012)
A terrific introduction to one of the greatest wine writers of our times. . . . Complexity [that s] easy to savor. --Lara Douglass"Wine & Spirits Magazine" (02/01/2012)"
From the Inside Flap
Gerald Asher s name snaps wine types to attention for good reason . . . shimmering, detailed prose [that] can often relay a wine s cultural tale in a single sentence. Jon Bonne, San Francisco Chronicle
There is a timelessness to his writing . . . a literary pleasure. Lettie Teague, The Wall Street Journal