The Essence of Wine

Last winter, associate editor Caitlin Griffith got a pre-release glimpse of The Essence of Wine. Since then, we’ve all been checking it out. As she reported in the April 2014 issue, “Alder Yarrow began collaborating with Leigh Beisch in early 2012, using his Vinography blog to post what amounted to an ongoing photo essay about flavor and aroma components in wines, from wet stones to roses…Beisch’s photographs are striking, and as is Yarrow’s thought-provoking text on the ‘deliciously infinite’ possibilities that can be found underneath a cork.”

by Alder Yarrow, with photographs with Leigh Beisch (; $80 hardcover, $34 eBook)

Reviewed in W&S Winter 2014.