The book introduces you to different ways of buying, storing, tasting, and matching wines with foods, and choosing wines in restaurants. The second chapter introduces you to wine making and the vineyards working year, and showing the resulting grape varieties from around the world. The book then tours the world's vineyards from California to Argentina by way of New Zealand. Every section includes information about the vineyards, their annual production and the best recent vintages. Comprehensive charts throughout this section list specific areas, describes their climates, chief grapes etc, with an indication of the prices, and which producers label to look out for.