"The Basic Basics Wine Handbook" is friendly primer packed with practical information that will turn you into a confident wine consumer. You'll learn just how wine is made, where it's made, what it should taste like, and which wines go with which food. It takes you step by step through all the essentials using a system of icons and will help you decide what wine to buy and how to keep it. In the down to earth style for which this popular series has become justifiably praised it's chapters include: What is Wine Anyway, Vine to Wine, The Art of Tasting and Wine has Style. There are many country by country and regional guides and annual shopping guides to wine on the market but there is no basic general work for the novice who needs a jargon-free introduction to the whole subject. Richard Kitowski is a certified sommelier, has written on wine for many years in newspapers and magazines and teaches wine appreciation courses for the International Sommelier Guild. Jocelyn Klemm is also a sommelier who tastes, writes and lectures about wine. Both have travelled to all the great wine regions of the world.