The complete reference guide for anything to do with wine. Similar to a wine atlas, over 150 maps are including covering every winegrowing region in the world. There is information on the history, cultivation, varieties and maturation of wine. This is a beautifully produced and comprehensive tutorial and guide to wines and winemaking with some useful recommendations as to particular producers. A good introduction -and indeed more than that - for readers interested to learn about wines all over the world . A bit heavy to handle,'tho.