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By Gerald Asher

Gerald Asher, who served as Gourmet’s wine editor for thirty years, has drawn jointly this feature of his essays, released in Gourmet and in different places, for the collective perception they provide into why a wine must always be an expression of a spot and a time. Guiding the reader via twenty-seven different wine areas in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and California, he indicates how each wine worthy consuming is a mirrored image of its terroir—in the broadest experience of that untranslatable observe. In evocative memories of wines, winemakers, and the foodstuff he has had with them, he weaves jointly weather, terrain, and native heritage, sharing his wisdom and event so skillfully that we examine as we're entertained and are available to appreciate, progressively, that the that means and enjoyment of a wine lie consistently within the context of its starting place and within the concurrence of the place, how, and with whom we take pleasure in it.

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