Category: The Essence of Wine

The Essence of Wine: Plums

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch The tree has become so beloved that its name has become synonymous with beauty. From

The Essence of Wine: Dried Herbs

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch The mystery of the medicine man’s pouch. The secret to grandmother’s stew. The smell of

The Essence of Wine: Roses

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch Few things in this world are laden in equal weights of symbolism and perfume. For

The Essence of Wine: Dried Fruits

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch Describing the flavor as ancient barely does justice to history. Dried fruits were perhaps the

The Essence of Wine: Blueberries

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch With the feel of suede-like skin on the tongue, a tiny globe yields to pressure

The Essence of Wine: Peaches

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch Few flavors so fully speak of summer as the delightfully juicy sweetness of peaches. Long

The Essence of Wine: Nuts

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch Saying that our relationship with nuts goes back for some time dramatically understates the case.

The Essence of Wine: Garrigue

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch Through crystalline blue skies, the sun all but drips onto your welcoming skin. With eyes

The Essence of Wine: Lemon

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch Bright as sunshine, electric in its sour purity, lemon is one of life’s most essential

The Essence of Wine: Mint

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch From the wailing currents of the river Cocytus, a river nymph named Minthe glimpsed the

The Essence of Wine: Espresso

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch Its discovery in the highlands of Ethiopia remains shrouded in the mystery of lost tribal

The Essence of Wine: Watermelon

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch Its flavors hold memories of long days, green grass, laughter, and innocence. Of all summer

The Essence of Wine: White Flowers

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch One of life’s great, mysterious pleasures can be encountered on a temperate summer evening in

The Essence of Wine: Buttered Popcorn

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch Unmistakably redolent of American childhood, nothing quite compares to the scent of freshly popped corn

The Essence of Wine: Tobacco

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch Broad leaves, kiln fired, transmute a weed into an aromatic wonder that has conquered the

The Essence of Wine: Oranges

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch A fruit, a color. By its name, we shall know it well. From the ancient

The Essence of Wine: Lime

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch Once it was a closely guarded military secret. Anti-scurvy powers lent an indelible nickname to

The Essence of Wine: Exotic Citrus

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch There was a time before lemon and lime, when from the far reaches of the

The Essence of Wine: Green Bell Pepper

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch Christopher Columbus was an unwitting pawn, the tool of a plant with grand designs. The