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How to Love and Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto--A Conversation with Author Eric Asimov--Thursday, May 9, 7:00- 8:00 p.m.How to Love Wine is a beautifully written and thought-provoking combination memoir and manifesto by New York Times wine critic, Eric Asimov.In this manifesto Eric evaluates the current wine culture, discussing interesting as well as alarming trends, and celebrates the pleasures of wine while, at the same time, questioning the conventional wisdom about wine. With charm, wit, and intelligence, Asimov tells how he went from writing beer reviews for his high school newspaper on Long Island all the way to the most coveted job in the industry. Whether you're a connoisseur or a novice, How to Love Wine will hold great appeal. Eric Asimov has been the chief wine critic for the New York Times since 2004. His first book, $25 and Under: A Guide to the Best Inexpensive Restaurants in New York was published annually from 1995 to 1998. Asimov is a graduate of Wesleyan University and did graduate work in American Studies at the University of Texas. Joseph Montebello will facilitate this conversation with author Eric Asimov. A wine & cheese reception will follow the event. The Hickory Stick Bookshop will provide books for signing and purchase. All Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required and can be done by calling 860-567-8030 or logging onto www.owlibrary.org and clicking on Programs/Adult Programs.