The World of Natural Wine

What It Is, Who Makes It, and Why It Matters
by Aaron Ayscough

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The most comprehensive and definitive guide to the world of natural wine that every wine lover needs. * Named one of the year’s best books on wine by The New York Times and Bloomberg

Natural wine has nothing to hide. Made from grapes alone—organically farmed, then harvested, fermented, aged, and bottled without additives—it’s...

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Published By Artisan

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 440

Publication Date 09/27/2022

ISBN 9781579659394

Dimensions 7.5 inches x 10.25 inches

“[The World of Natural Wine] presents natural wine in a clear and comprehensive way that recognizes its complexities. That’s an achievement, and it ought to be warmly received by anybody who is curious about natural wine or already a fan.”
New York Times, The Year’s Best Books on Wine
“To understand natural wine and the culture around it, The World of Natural Wine is a must-read.”
—Bloomberg, The Year’s Top Books on Wine
“A definitive (and beautifully illustrated) guide to natural wine. . . . No matter how you feel about natural wine, it’s a must read.”
The World of Natural Wine does a brilliant job at explaining natural wine from farm to table, what it is and is not.”
The Irish Examiner
—TastingTable, Best Cookbooks of the Year

The World of Natural Wine represents a new landmark for the understanding of natural wine. If you want to know about natural wine, you have to read this book.”
—Levi Dalton, host of the I’ll Drink to That! Wine Talk podcast

“From farming to winemaking, its past and its future, Ayscough has produced an essential addition to natural wine literature.”
—Alice Feiring, author of To Fall in Love, Drink This
“A must-read for anyone who loves—or hates—natural wines. Ayscough’s very well-researched, highly informative, lucid book gives us the keys to enter the culture and enjoy this galaxy of iconoclastic characters and their wines. Natural wine is much more than no sulfur: it is a hymn to the ever-changing nature of life.”
—Pascaline Lepeltier, Meilleur Ouvrier de France
“Ayscough captures an overall snapshot of natural wine, from its inception to where it is now and where it’s heading next. He gives insight into its principles and introduces the vignerons, cavistes, and restaurants whose energetic work behind the bottle has happily brought natural wine to where it is today.”
—Jorge Riera, wine director of Frenchette and Le Rock
“Aaron’s book affirms what all lovers of natural wine know instinctively from their first joyous glass—that natural wine is not reducible to a scientific definition or a marketing campaign but is instead the overflowing abundance of humanity itself struggling for solidarity, freedom, and happiness.”
—Bradford Taylor, owner of Ordinaire and Diversey Wine