Written for those who already enjoy drinking wine and are looking for a deeper knowledge of this exciting subject, Stewart Walton's handy The Complete Guide to Wine is a comprehensive, authoritative and accessible guide that will provide readers with the confidence and enthusiasm to explore wine for themselves. Organized country by country and region by region, The Complete Guide to Wine journeys around the world to visit both familiar and lesser known producers - from the vineyards of France to those of Eastern Europe, Turkey and North Africa; from Chile to Australia and everywhere in between. The world's 12 major grape varieties are explored, providing information on their aromas and flavors, as well as why and how their characteristics vary in different soils, in different climates and, not least, in different wine-making methods. All this is accompanied by vintage and producer recommendations, vivid color photography and carefully illustrated maps offering a visual explanation of how the world of wine is developing day by day. There is also a wealth of practical advice, aimed at enhancing the reader's enjoyment of every glass of wine: tips on storing and serving wine, suggestions for choosing wines to serve with food, and helpful tips on glassware and accessories. The Complete Guide to Wine is a wonderful new practical reference to the fascinating world of wines and wine-making.