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.
Here is a preview of some of the pages of the book:
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 on my blog.
Now the series of images, essays and wine recommendations are available as a stunning coffee table book, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the printing.
Press Coverage of The Essence of Wine:
Palate Press: Book Review: The Essence of Wine
The Press Democrat: Wine Books for the Holidays
The New York Times: Best Wine Books of 2014
HereHouston.Com's Wine Walk: Christmas Shopping for Unique Wine Related Gifts
Bottlenotes: Ideal Holiday Gift for Wine and Food Lovers Alike
Wine & Spirits Magazine: Best Books of the Year
Stanford Magazine: Shelf Life
Tasting Panel Magazine November 2014: Hot Off the Press
Food & Wine Magazine (Online): The 7 Most Surprisng Smells You Can Find in Wine
Wine-Searcher.Com: An Evocative and Sensual Guide to Wine Tasting
Grapecollective.com: Talking "The Essence of Wine" With Alder Yarrow and Leigh Beisch
Jamesonfink.com: Food Photography Philosophy From Leigh Beisch
The San Francisco Chronicle: A Bounty of Books About Wine and Spirits
San Jose Mercury News: Vinography's Alder Yarrow Pens First Book
Tom Wark's Fermentation: Finally Something New in the World of Wine
Answers.Com: Joe Roberts reviews The Essence of Wine
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