About the Book
A stunning coffee table book of images and essays about the many flavors and aromas of wine. Acclaimed wine writer Alder Yarrow has collaborated with award-winning food photographer Leigh Beisch to create a wine book like no other. The book highlights 47 of the essential aromas and flavors of wine, and recommends wines you can buy that smell or taste of that essence. The book makes a fantastic gift for any wine or food lover, from those just starting out on their journey to the most die hard wine connoisseurs.
San Francisco Magazine has called Alder “The Wine World’s Brightest Cyberstar” and he is widely accepted as a pioneer of wine blogging. His Vinography.Com blog has been published daily since 2004, and was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2013. Alder regularly speaks at events such as the Aspen Food & Wine Classic, Flavor! Napa Valley, and the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers. He writes occasionally for publications such as "The World of Fine Wine" and "Fine Cooking" magazine, and is the author of the Sonoma and Marin County chapter of DK Publishing’s Opus Vino. Since November of 2011, Alder has been a columnist for Jancis Robinson on her web site jancisrobinson.com. His “Alder on America” column focuses on current events, trends, and happenings in the world of American wine. In 2013 Alder was inducted into the Wine Media Guild of New York’s Wine Writers Hall of Fame, an honor he shares with only 22 other living wine writers.