What do you taste in wine? Why do you taste it? Consumers have changed the way they think and learn about wine, approaching the subject by going back to its origins: the grape. This expanded and updated edition of Oz Clarke's highly acclaimed award-winning guide explores the world's greatest grapes and the wines they make. Containing vivid descriptions of 350 grape varieties in an easy-to-use A-Z format, it looks at wine history, places, people, styles, and flavors, and offers hundreds of recommendations. Beautiful botanical illustrations plus more than 550 photos, maps, artworks, wine labels, maturity charts, and an appellation decoder make this a volume that's both attractive and informative.