From the Author
"My goal in writing this book was to weave together my entire experience as a human being and put it into the context of wine," writes the author. "We have no substitute for wine in our civilization and culture. It touches everything we do, and every part of life we consider important." Lest he be accused of taking himself too seriously, Essman never fails to inject his own brand of wit into nearly every segment. "I don't want every reader to agree with my point of view," he states. "My real goal is to ignite ideas and discussion, and have a lot of fun in the process."
About the Author
Originally trained as an attorney, Elliot Essman has more recently established himself as a stimulating food and a wine writer. Elliot was nominated for the James Beard Foundation Journalism Award in 2005 for his writing in the "Beer, Wine or Spirits" category.
A great music lover, Elliot is creator of the musical comedy "Meet Me At The Mall" as well as the blues album "Blues Cookbook."
In addition to music and wine, Elliot enjoys writing poetry (there is poetry in all his books). He is a highly experienced and engaging public speaker.