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Pre-order The Essence of Wine - October Delivery


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A coffee table book of amazing photographs about the flavors and aromas that make wine magical. With wine recommendations and essays.

This book is unlike any wine book ever produced. It is first an art book — an incredible collection of intimate images and accompanying prose that celebrate the different individual flavors and aromas found in wine. It is also an educational book and a wine guide, directing readers to easily findable wines that can broaden their horizons as wine drinkers.


The book will appeal to anyone who enjoys indulging their senses, from the foodie who wants a wine book that doesn’t read like a dictionary, to the wine novice looking to educate their palate. Even the wine connoisseur will return again and again to savor the beauty of these images with wine glass in hand and the book in their lap.

In January of 2012 I began a collaboration with award-winning food photographer Leigh Beisch and art director / stylist Sara Slavin. The idea was to celebrate some of the singular flavors and aromas found in wine with a gorgeous photograph and a bit of prose. I called this series of vignettes The Essence of Wine, and it quickly became one of the more popular features.

Over the course of this project we’ve explored flavors from wet stones to violets to cured meats to the salty sea air. After capturing 47 of these images we’ve decided to turn the series into a book.


Following the conclusion of my successful Kickstarter campaign, I am continuing to take pre-orders via Paypal for the book while it is being published. Use the button below to place your order.

Important notes:

U.S. Shipping is INCLUDED in the price of the book (please contact me for international shipping)
You may order as many copies as you like.
Delivery is expected when printing completes. Current estimated delivery date is early October.


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