Eric Asimov has been writing for the New York Times for over 33 years. In 1992 he started the wildly popular “$25 and Under” food column, and has been the Chief Wine Critic of the Times since 2004. His weekly columns include “Wines of the Times” and his monthly “Wine School.” He has published two books, "How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto" and "Wine With Food: Pairing Notes and Recipes from The New York Times."

What are you drinking right now?

Everything I am drinking now is tied to my weekly columns, German Spatlese Riesling, Gran Riserva Rioja from Spain and Aligote from Burgundy, specifically A&P de Villaine from Bouzeron France.

Favorite wine and food pairing?

Burgundy...with a lot of foods!

Favorite wine restaurant or bar ?

Maialino, NYC (Italian wine list; a terrific selection of Barolo and Nebbiolo)

Casa Mono, NYC (Spanish wines)

Pata Negra, NYC (serves great Sherries)

Favorite all time wine?

Domaine du Jaugeret, St. Julien, Bordeaux, France; a three acre family owned vineyard, very soulful.

Best wine under $15? 

Wines from the Loire Valley of France. Muscadet, Anjou, Touraine, and Cab Franc. Also Sicilian wines offer great quality and value.

Weekly Wine Sip: 

2014 Planeta Ceresuolo di Vittoria from Sicily, Italy, $15-20

60% Nero d' Avola and 40% Frappato red grapes. We liked the wine and it pairs well with red meats and BBQ. Liked It

Sam Benrubi