It is relatively easy to find a wine that is consistently palatable on the shelves of UK wine merchants - after all the range of wines on offer in the high street today is the widest in the world. But discovering a wine with genuine character is another matter. That's where this guide can help. It is packed with independent, no-nonsense reliable advice, steering readers towards the best value and offering critical assessments of the notable producers. This edition includes: a round-the-world tour of wine-producing regions with incisive comments on their vintages, the best producers and the wines; a directory of wine merchants, including the top 100; an investigation into the true state of the UK wine market, with opinions from merchants, critics and producers from across the globe; and an exploration of Europe reborn - the "new" New World.