I got this book because the owner of a wine store I buy from said it was the best, all-around reference he'd ever seen. "I always find what I'm looking for," he said. This guy's an expert so that was good enough for me. And he was right. This book is packed full of an incredible amount of useful wine information. I particularly like the phonetic pronunciations, which make me sound like I know what I'm talking about. Thanks to this book, I'm no longer intimidated when I'm talking about, ordering, buying or simply enjoying good wine. It's great for everyone from beginners to experts!