The Complete Wine Course is a step-by-step guide for the new wine-lover. For too long wine has been wrapped in a mystique and language that are designed to deter the uninitiated from enjoying one of life's great pleasures. This book brings wine back to basics. Served chilled with a bouquet of humour, it will be a journey of exploration through every aspect of wine: from grape to grass, from Algeria to Zimbabwe, from the grandest of Bordeaux chateaux to the humblest and from the most traditional estates in Chianti to the most hi-tech of million-dollar wineries in California's Napa Valley. This lavishly illustrated volume provides the reader with a complete education in the mysteries and subtle art of viniculture. From pairing up wines with food to understanding the distinctions between Old and New World wines, all will be revealed. You'll never be embarrassed when the wine waiter comes round again.