The American wine author and wine critic
Eric Asimov (*1957) attended Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut) and graduated in 1980, and is a nephew of the science fiction writer Isaac Asimov (1920-1992). He joined the New York Times in 1984, where he designed the column "$ 25 and Under" in 1992. It describes inexpensive restaurants where you can get a starter, main course and dessert at this price (or below). He has been writing about wine since 1999, and from 2000 to 2004 he co-authored 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 two columns, "The Pour" (which refers to the "pouring" of wine) and "Wines of the Times". He is a regular contributor to the "Food & Wine" and "Sommelier Journal" magazines, as well as the "International Herald Tribune". There is also a weekly wine show on the radio station WQXR.