The Essence of Wine by Alder Yarrow


The Essence of Wine is a coffee-table-style book of photographs and essays about the flavors and aromas of wine.

Many facets of wine contribute to its allure and mystery. But foremost among these must be the remarkable landscape of taste and smell we can find in the glass.

This unique volume celebrates these flavors and aromas through the lyrical combination of imagery and prose. Forty-six of the most common essences of wine are offered in these pages for equal parts contemplation and salivation.

Accompanying each essence you will find wine recommendations through which you can experience each one of these evocative flavors and aromas. Additional essays delve deeper into some of wine’s most mysterious qualities.

As educational as it is inspirational, The Essence of Wine offers a one-of-a-kind window into the world of wine that will appeal to everyone, from the beginner to the die-hard connoisseur.

The Essence of Wine was named one of the top wine books of 2014 by the New York Times, Wine & Spirits Magazine, and many others. Its author, acclaimed wine blogger Alder Yarrow has been writing about wine professionally for 11 years, and was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2013.